Crawford County announces 2024 scholarship recipients

Crawford County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the recipients for the Crawford County Farm Bureau Scholarship:

Sophia Beck, a Crawford County Farm Bureau member, is an undergraduate student at the University of Northwestern Ohio where she is studying agribusiness management. In high school she was involved in 4-H and raised dairy beef feeders and dairy heifers. She grew up helping her grandpa with planting and harvesting on the family farm. Upon graduation from her program she plans to become an agricultural loan officer and return to her family’s operation.

Addison Lust, a recent graduate of Wynford High School, was involved in FFA, 4-H, National Honor Society, Student Council, Interact Club, OH-Pigs, and the Ohio BEST Program. In the fall she plans to attend Kansas State University majoring in animal sciences. She plans to pursue a career in animal science and one day return to the family farm to operate it with her father and grandfather.

A maximum of two $500 scholarships were available to support the further education of Crawford County students. Congratulations to these recipients; the Crawford County Farm Bureau wishes you both the best of luck this fall!

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

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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

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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
The plan we are on is great. It’s comparable to my previous job's plan, and we are a sole proprietor.
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Kevin Holy

Geauga County Farm Bureau

Ohio Farm Bureau Health Benefits Plan
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David Thomas

Ashtabula County Auditor

CAUV: Past, present and future
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

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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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