The Nationwide and the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety’s Manure Pit Safety Simulator will be available for four training sessions for first responders and farmers to help keep ag workers and their families safe.Read More
Marion County Farm Bureau and Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Meeting was held Aug. 22 at All Occasions Catering in Waldo. Marion County SWCD provided a brief update on the H2Ohio program and farmland preservation efforts in the county. Marion SWCD honored long-term board member Jason Lehner who is retiring after 17 years of service.
The 2022 Marion County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting minutes and financials were presented and approved. Trustee and delegate elections were held and policies were voted on and approved. The board trustees elected were Chris Baker, John Hafer, Jillian Russell, Ron Sanderson, Ron Thiel, William Trihaft, Steve Wickersham and Jane Wood. Along with the president, Jonathan Zucker and vice president, Steve Wickersham, Bryan Santschi and Jane Wood were voted to serve as delegates for the 2024 OFBF Annual Meeting.
Marion County Farm Bureau volunteers were recognized and programs and accomplishments from the last year were reviewed and celebrated. Organization Director Abra Dunn and OFBF First Vice President and District 7 State Trustee Cy Prettyman provided remarks.
If you are interested in making a difference in your community, planning activities, and organizing sessions to help local farmers, please let us know. Volunteers are needed at different times throughout the year. You can volunteer for one particular event, participate in many areas or serve on committees. If you are interested in making a difference in your community, please let us know. You can contact one of the county trustees, or contact the county office at (419) 747-7488 or [email protected].
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.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.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.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.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.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.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.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
We need you to help your Farm Bureau become even stronger.Read More
Cy Prettyman’s election took place during Ohio Farm Bureau’s 105th annual meeting, Dec. 7-8 in Columbus.Read More
Marion County Farm Bureau will reimburse registration fees up to $75 for the first seven attendees.Read More
My reasons for going were that it would be a great honor to represent my county, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I will be able to report back to my county with any information learned at the capital.Read More
Farm Bureau is engaged in all facets of rural living and can help with your challenges as a landowner. To help us serve you better, please update your member profile.Read More
Marion County Farm Bureau and Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Meeting was held on Aug. 22Read More
Cy Prettyman of New Bloomington is serving as chairman of the 2023 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.Read More