Thanks to five generous buyers and WesBanco, a total of 804 pounds of pork were donated to 10 area food banks.Read More
President Alex Davidson conducted the Belmont County Farm Bureau 2023 Annual Meeting of members on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at The Market at Ebbert Farms, St. Clairsville. At this meeting the members voted on proposed policies, and selected trustees for the Board of Trustees as well as delegates to Ohio Farm Bureau 2024 Annual Meeting.
Policy issues included closing of old water wells, environmental court, veterans’ services and several others.
Again this year was the inclusion of several area sponsors and displays which the approximately 140 Farm Bureau members and guests were able to view prior to the meeting. Belmont County SWCD provided educational information. Gold Sponsors were Ag Pro, Kirkes’ Homemade Ice Cream, Milestone Company Farm Insurance, The Market at Ebbert Farms, Ohio Hills Health Centers, and WVU Medicine/Barnesville Hospital. Silver Sponsors included, Doan Ford, Johnson Insurance Agency, WesBanco Bank. Bronze Sponsor were Belmont Mills Inc., Belmont Petroleum Corp, Burkhart Nursery, D & J Sales & Service Inc., Riesbeck’s Food Markets, Inc., William Knox, CPA, and Woodsfield Savings Bank.
County Auditor Cindi Henry spoke about changes on CAUV within her office. Select Nationwide Partners, Milestone Company Farm Insurance/Kerry Anderson, and Johnson Insurance/Kari Ball Agency/Andy Hollenbeck, spoke on the many advantages of the Nationwide and Farm Bureau partnership.
New President Mike Burkhart received the leadership reins from outgoing president Alex Davidson.
Davidson, Jerry Ebbert, and Brenda Hoskinson were recognized as retiring Board of Trustee members having served for two terms.
Outstanding board attendance winners were: Mike Burkhart, Alex Davidson, Jerry Ebbert, Richard Johnston, Roger Plumly, Amanda Wharton, and Rusty Winland.
Clifford Collins received the Glenna Cain Distinguished Service Award for his dedication over many years to Belmont County Farm Bureau. Thank you to the Winland Family who donated homemade wine as door prizes.
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
Al Miller of Marietta is serving on the 2023 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.Read More
Attendees spent time doing lots of brain storming on new programs, along with the tasting of local beer.Read More