Find  local Young Ag Professional groups in this directory. If there is not a group near you contact your county Farm Bureau about starting one. Ohio Farm Bureau has a manual with ideas to help you get started.

Information as of April 2021

Adams County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Macy Staggs, [email protected]
Meets Quarterly (four times a year)

Ashland and Wayne County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Lindsay Shoup, [email protected]
Facebook Page: Ashland/Wayne Co Young Ag Professionals
Meets 2-4 times per year

Ashtabula County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Sara Frank, [email protected]
Facebook Page: Ashtabula County Young Agricultural Professionals  
Meets Quarterly (four times a year)

Athens-Meigs and Lawrence County Young Ag Professionals***
Contact: Ashley Kasler, [email protected]

Medina County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Lindsay Shoup, [email protected]
Meets twice a year

 Auglaize and Mercer County Young Ag Professionals***
Contact: Jill Smith, [email protected] 

Brown County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Carly Ratliff, [email protected]  
Facebook: Brown County Young Agricultural Professionals 
Meets monthly

Central Ohio Young Ag Professionals
(Delaware, Franklin, Madison, Union Counties)
Contact: Christine Snowden, [email protected]

Coshocton County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Kayla Durbin, [email protected] 
Facebook Page: Coshocton County Young Ag Professionals 
Meets 3 times a year

Crawford County Young Ag Professionals
Facebook Page: Crawford County Young Ag Professionals 
Meets monthly December-March

Darke County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Taylor Watkins, [email protected] 
Facebook Page: Champaign, Clark, Darke, & Miami County Young Ag Professionals 
Meets once a year

Erie County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Margo Trinter, [email protected] 
Meets quarterly (four times a year)

 Fulton, Williams, Defiance and Henry Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Kristen Dickey, [email protected]   
Facebook Page: Fulton, Williams, Henry Defiance Farm Bureau YAPs     
Meets quarterly (four times a year)

Gallia County Young Ag Professionals***
Contact: Ashley Kasler, [email protected]     
Meets quarterly (four times a year)

Geauga County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Meghan O’Reilly, [email protected] 
Meets quarterly (four times a year)

Hancock County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Adam Kirian, [email protected]      
Facebook Page: Hancock County YAP
Meets once a year

Huron County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Amanda Kramer, [email protected]           
Meets once a year

Jackson-Vinton, Pike & Scioto County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Dirk Dempsey, [email protected]
Facebook Page: District 21 Active Agricultural Professionals

Knox County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Ashton & Kyle Walls, [email protected]
Facebook Page: Knox County Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals
Meets twice a year

Lake County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Kelly Mader, [email protected]
Meets quarterly (four times a year)

Marion County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Jonathan Zucker, [email protected]
Facebook Page: Marion County Young Farmers
Meets quarterly (four times a year) 

Montgomery County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Jen Starcher, [email protected]
Meets once a year

 Morgan County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Andrea Kackley/Levi Morrow, [email protected]
Meets twice a year

Morrow County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Leila Bucher
Facebook Page: Morrow County Young Ag Professionals
Meets monthly, bi-monthly

Muskingum County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Andrea Kackley, [email protected]

Perry County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Adrianne Lemley, [email protected]        
Meets twice a year

Preble County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Adam Vonderhaar, [email protected]
Meets once a year

Putnam County Young Ag Professionals 
Contact: Sarah Rieman, [email protected]

Richland County Young Ag Professionals 
Contact: Loren Hulit, [email protected]
Meets once a year

Ross, Hocking, Pickaway and Fairfield County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Chip Nelson, [email protected]

Stark County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Bill Brown, [email protected]

Trumbull County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Callae Moody, [email protected]
Meets quarterly (four times a year)

Tuscarawas County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Eric Prysi, [email protected]
Facebook Page: Tuscarawas County Young Agricultural Professionals
Meets quarterly (four times a year)

 Van Wert County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Erika Priest, [email protected]
Facebook Page: Van Wert County Young Ag Professionals
Meets twice a year

 Washington County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Andrea Kackley, [email protected]

Wood County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Amanda Barnd, [email protected]
Meets quarterly (four times a year)

Wyandot County Young Ag Professionals
Contact: Kayla Weaver, [email protected]  
Facebook Page: Wyandot County Young Ag Professionals
Meets quarterly (four times a year)

***Emerging YAP Groups

 

Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.
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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
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

Business Solutions
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
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
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
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

Advocacy