Fayette County Farm Bureau
Miami Trace FFA check presentation
Miami Trace FFA check presentation

Fayette County Farm Bureau kicked off its 2023 Annual Meeting Aug. 15 at the Fayette County Airport. The meal for the evening was catered by Farmers Pantry Catering. Guest speaker, Paul Lyons, vice president of membership for the Ohio Farm Bureau, discussed the value membership holds and where the organization is headed in order to meet the needs of its members. Lyons and the state board are working on advancing agriculture and enhancing communities in hopes of gaining new members.

Afterward, President Robin Beekman presented the award for Member of Distinction to this year’s recipient, John Mossbarger. 

Fayette County Farm Bureau made a donation to the Miami Trace FFA chapter and presented them with a check of $5,000. This donation was made possible from the proceeds from this summer’s Farm to Fork event. Without the community’s support we would not have been able to make this possible. A fun evening was had by all with another successful year.

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
The plan we are on is great. It’s comparable to my previous job's plan, and we are a sole proprietor.
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Kevin Holy

Geauga County Farm Bureau

Ohio Farm Bureau Health Benefits Plan
We work terrifically with the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau, hosting at least one to two outreach town hall events every year to educate new farmers and existing farmers on traditional CAUV and woodlands.
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David Thomas

Ashtabula County Auditor

CAUV: Past, present and future
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.
Jared Hughes's avatar
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

Advocacy
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