Union County Commissioners national ag week 2024
Plain City Ohio national ag week 2024
Pictured L to R: Board Secretary Anne Scheiderer, Mayor of Plain City Jody Carney, Organization Director Melinda Lee

Union County Commissioners recently signed a proclamation declaring March 17-23, 2024 as National Agriculture Week. Organization Director, Melinda Lee, along with board members Anne Scheiderer and Ralph Stonerock presented each commissioner as well as Mayor of Plain City Jody Carney, a basket filled with locally grown and produced items from Burns Beef, Purple Plains Farm, and Ohio Till Farmstead, as well as information regarding National Ag Week.

American agriculture plays a crucial role in strengthening our economy and in providing food for people, and it is our nation’s largest employer. We call upon citizens to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of all those who produce an abundance of agricultural products that strengthen and enrich our community and our Nation

Main photo caption: Pictured L to R – Commissioner Dave Burke, Organization Director Melinda Lee, board Secretary Anne Scheiderer, Commissioner Steve Robinson, board member Ralph Stonerock, and Commissioner Dave Lawrence


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.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Farm Labor Resources
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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
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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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