Dairy Cattle

Erica DavisErica Davis was recently elected onto the Fayette County Farm Bureau board during the annual meeting. Erica is from Washington Court House and has grown up and worked in the dairy industry her entire life. She currently works at ST Ohio Heifer Center in South Charleston, Ohio. There she registers all the dairy females in their breed associations and coordinates genomic/parentage samples for the 5,000 head on the farm. She also works with the mature cows in the milking robot facility. Erica serves on various state dairy boards and is secretary for the Ohio Holstein Association and Ohio Milking Shorthorn Society. She is part of the planning committee for Spring Dairy Expo and is a dairy department member for Ohio State Fair. She also works for Cowbuyer.com as a ring man for auctions, streaming the sale online and taking bids. Erica would like to serve as a board member for the Fayette County Farm Bureau to assist in the continuation of agriculture education within the community and gain more experience in the legislative matters that affect our area.

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

Advocacy
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