2023 Brown County Annual Meeting

Brown County Farm Bureau and Brown Soil and Water Conservation District held their annual meeting at the Venue on Lake Grant on Aug. 28t at 5:30 p.m. The evening started with elections for Soil and Water supervisor, followed by opening statements at 6:30 p.m. and a delicious catered meal.  

Brown County board President Chris Rogers kicked off the business meeting with introductions of elected officials including Senator Johnson, Representative Bird, Representative Pizzulli, Commissioner Woodruff and many more! Vice President Ben Parker presented board trustees for election and 2024 annual meeting delegates. Public Policy Chair Brett Rogers took the podium to introduce proposed policies. All Farm Bureau voting members were instructed to vote. The evening continued with recognizing volunteers, scholarship recipients and a reflection on the year’s highlights.

Following the Farm Bureau portion of the evening, the microphone was handed over to the Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District. Among several recognitions, District Manager Chris Rogers was recognized for his tireless work over the last 30 years. He received commendations from the Ohio Senate, the Ohio House of Representatives and the Brown County Commissioners.

This joint effort between the Brown County Farm Bureau and the Soil and Water Conservation District highlights the vital role that collaboration plays in fostering a thriving and sustainable agricultural community, while also reinforcing the importance of responsible stewardship of land management and conservation practices for the benefit of future generations.

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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