Sarah Hoak

This year’s Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richland County Farm Bureau summer intern is Sarah Hoak. Hoak is an upcoming junior at Ohio State University majoring in sustainable agriculture and minoring in agribusiness. On campus she is involved with Collegiate Farm Bureau, Student Council, Crops and Soils Club, Agricultural Systems Management Club, Agribusiness Club, the Student Farm, and Law and Society Scholars. Hoak is an active Farm Bureau member, especially in the Collegiate Farm Bureau and Young Ag Professionals groups, which is how she came across the summer internship opportunity. She was recently elected to serve as the president of Collegiate Farm Bureau at Ohio State for the 2024-2025 school year.

Hoak is originally from Richland County and is a 2023 graduate of Plymouth High School. During her high school career, she was heavily involved in FFA, 4-H, Student Council, golf and basketball. Throughout her years in FFA, she held various leadership positions in her chapter and showed rabbits, goats and broilers at the fair. She received her State FFA Degree in 2022 and will be receiving her American FFA Degree this fall. Her involvement in FFA is what kick-started her passion for agriculture, and she can’t wait to continue her career in the industry.

Some of her responsibilities as an intern this summer will include promoting membership, aiding in the coordination of events, and helping to inform the public on agricultural-related topics.

“Farm Bureau has helped fuel my passion for the agriculture industry, and I am excited to be a part of the organization from a different perspective. I can’t wait to meet all of the members and further the mission of the Farm Bureau this summer!” she said.

Welcome, Sarah!

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
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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