Adams County Farm Bureau hosts 2023 Annual Meeting 

Adams County Farm Bureau and the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District came together Aug. 15 for their annual meeting at the Red Barn Pavilion. The event was a delightful gathering, featuring a delicious meal provided by Hesler Catering. Attendees took the opportunity to reconnect and share in each other’s company before the official business meeting began.

The meeting welcomed various county office representatives, elected officials, and longstanding members, adding to the sense of community. The evening included a short business meeting, where members elected trustees and state annual meeting delegates, and voted on policy and code changes. Moreover, the event was a platform to recognize our volunteers and scholarship winners from the past year and to highlight the organization’s achievements.

Notably, Ty Higgins, Ohio Farm Bureau senior director of communications and media relations, served as the special guest speaker. He emphasized the significance of agriculture and the role of advocacy in ensuring lawmakers understand the impact of the farm bill on farmers. Higgins also provided insights into the various benefits offered by Farm Bureau, including health benefits, the Land is Your Legacy program, the energy program, Stone X, eminent domain successes, and initiatives related to meat processing and CAUV designation.

The evening concluded with a recap of the year’s highlights by Nathan Brown, District 20 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. With 75 attendees, the evening was marked by good fellowship among all those in attendance.

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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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