2023 Warren County annual meeting

Sept. 6, Warren County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting at 4-H Camp Graham. It was a beautiful rustic setting that took you back in time. A tour was offered to see the history and renovations of the camp. The meal for the evening was catered by Shoelaces Catering. The meeting began with a quick auction on two wonderfully made American flags carved out of wood. The money made will go toward future scholarships. The speaker for the evening was board trustee Butch Schappacher. Butch has served 30 years as a volunteer for Farm Bureau. He is also the camp director at 4-H Camp Graham. 

President Jennifer Bullock presented the Member of Distinction Award to Jamie Buchert. Jamie currently serves as the vice president of Warren County Farm Bureau. 

District 19 State Trustee Nicol Reiterman discussed the changes being made with membership and how the state Farm Bureau plans to meet each member’s needs while trying to gain new members.

Toward the end of the meeting, Kathleen Topmiller was named the 2023-2024 county president.

It was a wonderful evening to catch up with friends and celebrate the year’s accomplishments.

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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