Sydney Saunders

Sydney Sanders has been named the recipient of the 2023 Frank B. Sollars Memorial Farm Bureau Scholarship sponsored by the Sollars Family of Fayette County. Sydney will receive her scholarship at the 2023 Fayette County Annual Meeting.

Sydney is the daughter of Dave and Mindy Sanders and is a 2023 Fairfield Local High School graduate. She will be attending Lake Land College on a scholarship as a livestock judging team member with plans to transfer to a senior college her junior year to pursue a degree in animal science. Throughout high school, Sanders was very active, as she was chapter FFA president, a senior captain on the Lady Lions varsity softball team, and the vice president of the National Honor Society. Sanders is currently the vice president of the Ohio Junior Angus Association and president of her 4-H club.

“To me, agriculture is a way of life. Through my family’s cow herd, 4-H and FFA, this industry has developed me into the young professional I am today. It has taught me the meaning of hard work and how to play a valuable role in my community. I have always considered the agriculture community to be home and I have no doubt that it will continue to provide me with opportunities to grow. Agriculture is essential and I am proud to be a part of the industry that fuels the world,” Sanders said.

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

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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

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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

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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

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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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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

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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

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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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Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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