XENIA — Mike and Liz Bentley hosted the annual meeting of Greene County Farm Bureau at their farm on Aug. 12. Special recognition with the Ohio Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture was presented to State Senator Chris Widener and State Representatives Bob Hackett and Rick Perales by Board President Kent Campbell.
Speaker for the evening was Connie Little who is in charge of Student Nutrition Services at Beavercreek Schools. Little explained the National School Lunch Program and the Magic of Milk program given to over 5000 students in the school system. The program was made possible with a grant from the Ohio Farm Bureau (OFB) Federation.
State OFB Trustees Dr. John Mossbarger and Andra Troyer shared information on the new membership model to be voted on at the state delegates meeting in Dec. and an update on SB 150 dealing with fertilizer application. Steve Berk Organizational Director for Greene, Fayette, Clinton, Madison and Franklin counties gave the financial update for the Board.
Those elected to the Greene County Board included Tim Boeck, Craig Corry, Jonah Johnson, Mike Hartman, Shane Hines and Denise Percival.
The group assembled approved the policy recommendation allowing farm owners/operators to choose whether to choose whether to use accrual or cash based accounting.
Special recognition went to newly selected members of the Greene County Agriculture Hall of Fame. They included Roger Dobbins, and Karen and Dave Linkhart. Both Roger and Dave have been leaders in the adoption of no-till farming. Dave has also served in several capacities with the local and state Soil and Water Conservation boards. Karen has been a volunteer with 4-H and the second woman to serve as president of the Greene Co. Farm Bureau Board.
Cecil Huston Scholarship winners included renewals for Lauren Corry and Samantha Boeck and new recipients Matt Hiser and Lindsay Hudgell.
More information on Greene County Farm Bureau Board activities can be found at: http://ofbf.org/counties/greene/.