Group Member Business Spotlight

Every one of our members is unique and so are their stories. Each week, the Group Member Spotlight takes a behind-the-scenes look at one of our group/business sponsorship members to showcase their story of who they are and what they do!

Our Next Group Spotlight is….Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Western Reserve Land Conservancy is dedicated to providing the people of their region with essential natural assets through land conservation and restoration. Created in 2006 by the largest merger of land trusts in the United States, with eight northern Ohio trusts joining forces to form a private, nonprofit conservation organization. It then grew again by merging with Grand River Partners, Waite Hill Land Conservancy, and Little Beaver Creek Land Foundation. Today there are 13 organizations and includes 28 counties. 

Western Reserve Land ConservancyThe people in the Western Reserve Organization are conservationists, urban planners, biologists, lawyers, communicators, real estate professionals, fundraisers, and public policy experts. This setup has given them the team they need to conserve, sustain, and develop land for the betterment of the community, as well as educate the public on the importance of conservation and sustainability. They have created a place with stunning views, clean rivers and lakes, miles, and miles of connected trails for hiking, biking, skiing, and horseback riding, and a safe Great Lake, for swimming, fishing, and boating. 

Take a moment to learn more about their conservation efforts, how they connect the public to their efforts and sustain and protect the land by visiting their website, following them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or watching them in action on their YouTube channel. 

Western Reserve Land Conservancy

3850 Chagrin River Blvd.

Moreland Hills, OH 44022

(440) 528-4150


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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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