Monroe County Fifth Grade Field Day

Monroe County Farm Bureau volunteers Glenda Thomas and Bess Lusk presented “My Pizza Comes from a Farm” to over 175 fifth graders in Monroe County at the annual day field event. The students were able to see all the ingredients that are needed to make a pizza, such as wheat, milk, peppers, cheese, sauce, and ingredients to make the dough.  At the end of the demonstration, each student was given a piece of pizza to enjoy along with a goodie bag with various items.

Other educational topics during the field day included electricity, honey bees, pollination, recycling, deer and turkey calls, and furs and pelts.

Presenters for the event included Noble SWCD, Monroe County OSU Extension office, the Monroe County wildlife officer, Monroe County Herb Group, Monroe County Farm Bureau, South East Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District, South Central Power, and ODNR-Division of Forestry.

Other county Farm Bureau volunteers who helped were Steve Burkhart, Mark Landefeld, John Lusk, and Stacy Sharp.

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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Farm Labor Resources
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

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Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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