Membership Monday - Kady Hartong

Welcome back to Membership Monday!

We will be taking one Monday a month for you to get to know the voices fighting for you on the Carroll County Farm Bureau board of trustees. This month is Kady Hartong. 

Kady and her husband, Lane, reside in Washington Township. 

Years of membership: I’ve been an Ohio Farm Bureau member for 7 years, and on the Carroll Co. board for one.

Why Farm Bureau?

“Ohio Farm Bureau is a wonderful organization that I’ve been grateful to be part of from a young age. From scholarships to local benefits to policy, Farm Bureau offers something for everyone. Ohio Farm Bureau works on your behalf everyday as a landowner, consumer, producer, and/or farmer.”

Read more about Kady and her family below.

“I grew up on a cow-calf operation and exhibited livestock in 4-H and FFA, so I have always had a strong passion for agriculture. I currently work as an insurance agent with the Kim Davis Insurance Agency in Malvern and help on our family farm.”


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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