Marion 2023 Trustees

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].

For details of programs throughout the year, follow Marion County Farm Bureau on Facebook or bookmark this webpage.

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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