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The Distinguished Service Award of the Mahoning County Farm Bureau is given out annually and is decided by the past award winners. It is the most prestigious honor that the Mahoning County Farm Bureau can give to members of our agricultural community. This year’s winner is David Kenreich.
David said he has been a Farm Bureau member ever since the day his father said he wouldn’t pay for it anymore. The Kenreichs have been long-time farmers in Mahoning County. For many years his family farm has raised potatoes, fruits and vegetables. His grandfather started an egg route in which he delivered eggs throughout the area. When David got old enough, he would help with the route and many times finish the route for the family farm. The route became fairly large and took a lot of time for the family to deliver eggs and other farm products to their customers.
David was drafted into the military and served his country in the Vietnam War. We thank you for your service. While away, the family helped with the farm until he could return and take over the farm. In 1968 he married his bride, Judy. In 1993 David sold his last potato crop after many years of bad weather and he went to work for the Salem Fruit Growers. After a few years with the Salem Fruit Growers, he planted a raspberry crop which he still tends to today. He also still harvests over 2,000 pounds of rhubarb and sells it to the Whitehouse Fruit Farm, Huffman’s and Haus Cider Mill.
David has done just about everything as a Farm Bureau member. He has helped on many events and activities as well as many committees at the county and state level. David has served as a delegate many times representing Mahoning County Farm Bureau at the Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting and he also served as county president for many years.
We thank David for his endless efforts for agriculture and the Farm Bureau. Congratulations on receiving this award!
Picture (Left to Right): Nick Kennedy, organization director for the Mahoning County Farm Bureau; David Kenreich; Jenifer Pemberton, Mahoning County Farm Bureau president
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