Warren County Farm Bureau

Butch SchappacherDuring the 2023 Warren County Annual Meeting Sept. 6, Butch Schappacher announced his retirement as a trustee on the Warren County Farm Bureau board. Schappacher has served on the board for 30 years and has loved being involved with Farm Bureau. He said that the best part is going on all of the trips, and claimed that is the best way anyone will truly understand what Farm Bureau is all about. He is hopeful that more opportunities like that will happen where everyone can attend. 

Butch also serves on the board for 4-H Camp Graham. During the meeting, he discussed the history behind the non-profit camp. It runs every year from May through August welcoming all campers and counselors. He explained that over the course of the past 10 years, the camp has seen a decrease in income. Some positions had to be let go in order to keep the camp open. However, they are still determined to make it all work out. The camp continually makes renovations to meet the needs of its campers such as a new pool and roofing for all the cabins while keeping the same rustic feel to them. Butch hopes for better things to come for the camp in the future.

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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