Joe and Casey Everett of Shelby County, Mike Hannewald of Lucas County, John and Kacy Hummel of Franklin County and Emily Warnimont of Hancock County are the newest committee members.Read More
Thank you to these Franklin County Farm Bureau members who serve on the board of trustees.
Connie Cahill resides in Dublin but grew up in Henry County. Connie was a food and public relations consultant for 35 years. She loves working with people all across the country and state. It’s an honor to communicate the importance of agriculture to citizens all across our community.
Cassie Francis resides in Hilliard and is a loan officer at
Merchants National Bank. Her favorite part about being on the board is being involved with the farming community and helping with continued outreach that is crucial to the future of agriculture.
John Hummel is the county president for Franklin County. He’s from Canal Winchester and a full-time farmer. His favorite part of being on the board is advocating for agriculture to help farmers like himself to better agriculture’s sustainability for future generations.
Lauren Prettyman is a new board member and is really looking forward to working with this group! She’s from Marion and is director of communications and member experience at Ohio AgriBusiness Association.
Lauren loves that Farm Bureau is a true grassroots organization and that the county
members have the opportunity to bring ideas and resolutions forward. Annual meeting is her favorite because you get to see the grassroots process in work and shape the future of agriculture in Ohio.
“Farm Bureau runs deep in my blood! I attended Ohio Farm Bureau meetings and events with my family and learned the importance of grassroots action at a young age. My Farm Bureau membership allows me to have a voice in my community and state on agricultural issues that are important to me as a consumer and my family as farmers, and gives me the confidence to know my voice is also being heard at the statehouse and Washington, D.C.! love that Farm Bureau is a true grassroots organization and that the county members have the opportunity to bring ideas and resolutions forward. Annual meeting is my favorite because you get to see the grassroots process in work and shape the future of agriculture in Ohio,” she said.
Randall Reeder has been a board member since 2022. He grew up near Weston, West Virginia and now resides in Hilliard, where he has lived since 1979. He is the retired OSU Extension agricultural engineer and is currently the executive director of the Ohio No-Till Council and program coordinator for the Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference. “I also speak as ‘Will Rogers,’ (but not for a living),”he said. He added his favorite thing about being on the board is learning more about the role of Farm Bureau in governance (county, state and national). He has enjoyed getting acquainted with the other Board members and staff.
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.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.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.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.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.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.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.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
Lisa Holding of London, Ohio is one of 14 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected to participate in the 2023-2024 AgriPOWER Institute.Read More
Taste of Franklin County featured a farm-to-table dinner served outdoors on the farm, consisting of foods that were grown or…Read More
Kacy Hummel was one of 25 young ag professionals to attend the 2023 Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience.Read More
Download a copy of the 2023-2024 directory. Support fellow Farm Bureau members and find local products.Read More
Aug. 8, 2023, Franklin County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting at the Ohio State – Franklin County Extension office at Waterman Farm.Read More