Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer

Attendees at 64 county fairs across Ohio collected a lot of food to benefit more than 65 food banks as part of Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer, a statewide food drive contest sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America and Rural 1st. Get the 2023 results on this Ohio Farm Bureau Podcast. Plus, an expert from Nationwide talks about maximizing the tax-savings from the employee benefits of a farmer’s spouse who works off the farm, and learn about a one-day certification program designed to empower Farm Bureau members with the necessary skills and resources to effectively present in classrooms.

Ohio Farm Bureau Podcast · County Fairs Rewarded for Community Support

2023 Regional Winners

South Ohio

Northwest Ohio


Adams County Fair

16040 lbs


Van Wert County Fair

7340 lbs


Madison County Fair

13360 lbs


Henry County Fair

4380 lbs


Highland County Fair

5420 lbs


Defiance County Fair

3043 lbs

Northeast Ohio

East Central Ohio


Lorain County Fair

23840 lbs


Muskingum County Fair

15720 lbs


Stark County Fair

7700 lbs


Guernsey County Fair

14180 lbs


Mahoning County Fair

7461 lbs


Hartford Independent Fair

13508 lbs

West Central Ohio



Hardin County Fair

6140 lbs



Greene County Fair

5200 lbs



Butler County Fair

5017 lbs

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.
Mandy Way's avatar
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.
Ernie Welch's avatar
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.
Matt Aultman's avatar
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.
Jaclyn De Candio's avatar
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.
Jenna Gregorich's avatar
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.
Jared Hughes's avatar
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.
Austin Heil's avatar
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.
Mary Smallsreed's avatar
Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Suggested Tags: