2023 Crawford Annual Meeting

Crawford square danceCrawford County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting Sept. 12 at Reinhard Farms. This year featured a farm to plate dinner from local producers with live music and square dancing provided by Luke Rietschlin and company.

The farm to plate dinner was sourced from local foods and producers. The salad lettuce mix was from The Edible Landscapes. The entrée was a pork loin roast from Center Street Meat Co., smoked by Kenny Stiverson. Sides of sweet corn and a variety of squash were donated by The Pickwick Place and catering was provided by Eats and Events by Emily. Homemade pies for dessert came from Bread, Butter and Beyond. Centerpieces were created by The Flower Barn and served as door prizes along with a beef tote bundle from Center Street Meat Co. Everyone had at their place setting, a bag of kettle corn popcorn from Rader’s Ice Cream and Kettle Corn, which was donated by Tyler Schneider. Square dancing followed dinner.

2023 Scholarship
2023 Scholarship winner Logan Hanes

Business included trustee and delegate elections and public policies were voted on and approved. Rose Reer was inducted into the Crawford County Ag Hall of Fame; Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau award winner was announced as Eileen Eisenhauer, the county office administrator; and scholarship recipients Logan Hanes and Abi Brocwell were recognized.

Your 2023-2024 Farm Bureau trustees are Eric Hanes, president; Brandie Finney, vice-president; Alissa Cramer, secretary; Adam McGinnis, treasurer; Lydia Feik; Kendra Hudson; Steve Reinhard, Kayle Roe, Edwin Schneider and Tyler Schneider.

In Crawford County, Farm Bureau looks for ways to impact and improve the community. We strive to keep strong relationships with elected officials so that rural interests are not neglected when rules are being made. We want consumers to have reliable source of information as well as access to wholesome foods.

Above all, the county Farm Bureau Board of Trustees is the very heart and strength of the organization. Locally there are 16 trustee seats on the board. Agriculturalist members or Young Ag members, or their spouses, whose dues are paid, are eligible for the office of trustee. All trustees must live, work, or have an active agricultural interest in the county.

Crawford Scholarship winner 2023
Scholarship winner Abi Brocwell

There are six open seats on the Crawford County Farm Bureau board. Trustees are asked to attend board meetings, serve on committees with other volunteers and help direct the work of the county Farm Bureau. Our next meeting is November 21, and new volunteers and ideas are welcome.

If you’d like more information about Farm Bureau, or better still you’d like to serve as a trustee or help with some of our projects, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 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 Crawford County Farm Bureau on Facebook or bookmark this webpage.

 

 

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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Farm Labor Resources
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

Strong communities
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
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Kevin Holy

Geauga County Farm Bureau

Ohio Farm Bureau Health Benefits Plan
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David Thomas

Ashtabula County Auditor

CAUV: Past, present and future
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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