Alyssa Zdobinsk

Alyssa Zdobinski has been a Farm Bureau member for two years and now serves on the Preble County board of trustees. Her hope is to “see more agricultural classes and programs, especially in urban high schools. This would allow people to understand where their food comes from and debunk many of the negative accusations towards our industry. Classes could teach students about urban agriculture and how to grow their own food.”

While growing up, Alyssa said animals were always around and she was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA. She remembers going to Farm Bureau meetings with her parents for as long as she can remember. Once graduating, Zdobinski became an involved member in Farm Bureau and her community. 

In 2016 Alyssa’s family opened Olde Schoolhouse Vineyard & Winery, where she cares for the 2 acres of grapes year-round. They worked to transform the old pasture into a vineyard with 1,000 grape vines. 

Alyssa’s connection to agriculture runs deep and she is working diligently to involve her neighbors in Preble County. 

Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Farm Labor Resources
I appreciate the benefit of having a strong voice in my corner. The extras that are included in membership are wonderful, but I'm a member because of the positive impact to my local and state agricultural communities.
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

Strong communities
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.
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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

Growing our Generation
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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