After decades of decline, how did the community pull together to push Grand Lake St. Marys in the right direction?Read More
On this episode of Field Day with Jordan Hoewischer, we talk to Dr. Stephen Jacquemin, professor of biology at Wright State Lake Campus and Theresa Dirksen, agriculture and natural resources director for Mercer County. We discuss the continued improvement of Grand Lake St. Marys after decades of decline and how the community pulled together to push the lake in the right direction.
Field Day with Jordan Hoewischer is an ongoing series of conversations with experts and leaders who are helping to shape and secure the future of Ohio’s ag industry for generations to come. Field Day episodes are available on Soundcloud.
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
Hoewischer and Stephanie Singer, agriculture outreach project manager at The Nature Conservancy, talk about the conservancy’s Farmer Advocates for Conservation Program.Read More
This episode is the first in a series that will help understand the breadth and depth of carbon program options for Ohio farmers.Read More