2024 Women in Ag Brunch

The Central Ohio Farm Bureaus invite you to join them for the 2024 Women in Ag Brunch March 2 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center! This annual event recognizes achievements in agriculture and the contributions of women to our local farm community.

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Men and women are invited to join us on March 2 as we celebrate women in agriculture!

Event details

Brunch will be served featuring a mimosa bar. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with the welcome and program starting at 11 a.m.

RSVP: Purchase your tickets here by Feb. 27! Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12 years old.

Keynote Speakers – Jonathan and Alyssa Zucker

As Marion County Farm Bureau members for the past 13 years, both have been very involved in local activities and served as co-chairs on the Young Agricultural Professionals state committee, creating outreach efforts and programs geared toward Farm Bureau members ages 18-35. 

Jonathan is a 7th generation farmer working in partnership with his grandfather, Roy Loudenslager. They produce corn, soybeans, and sweet corn in Marion County. Alyssa keeps books for Stansbery Seed and Service and Tactical Ag and her family’s farm is in Wyandot County where they raise cattle, sheep, chickens, hay, corn, soybeans and wheat. 

“We have a desire to learn and improve farming and management practices and have been blessed with a great legacy that we want to see passed down for generations to come,” the Zuckers said. “Farm Bureau is a true grassroots organization which inspires members to build a stronger community. We are proud to be a part of this organization.”

Honoree: Denise Johnson 

Biography – Denise M. Johnson lives on an acre in Upper Arlington with her husband Bill.
Raised in a suburb of Cleveland, in what today is considered a food desert, agriculture was not part of Denise’s early years. Her interest in agriculture began when she married Bill. Together they planted fruit trees, cultivated a large garden, and sold basil, herbs, tomatoes and rhubarb to local restaurants.
Denise used her degree in journalism from Ohio University to work in public relations and marketing for Red Roof Inns Corporation. During this time, she was an advisor for the Ohio University public relations students. She earned her accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America and coached other professions to prepare for the accreditation exam.

To read her full biography click here

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