The Logan County Farm Bureau and Logan County Soil & Water Conservation District conducted their annual joint meeting Tuesday.
The two organizations meet to elect its board members and to enjoy a dinner. The Farm Bureau also voted on its local, state, and national policies.
The Logan County Soil & Water Conservation District awarded its Conservation Farm Family of the Year award. This year's recipients were Randy and Vicki Smith (pictured right). They own a 70-acre hardwood tree farm in northern Jefferson Township just off State Route 47. They constantly watch for predators like the longhorned beetle and emerald ash borer and diseases. They also do timber stand improvement.
Randy Smith comments on the award.
The 2013 Logan County Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisors were elected. Tim Lyden, of Bellefontaine, and Eric Johnson, of Zanesfield, will serve in those positions.
The Logan County Farm Bureau elected its trustees. Tanya Knief will serve the 4th district, Keitha Dugan will represent the 7th district, and Steve Yoder was elected as an at large seat.
The farm bureau thanked 4 retiring board members: Fred Hager, Lanetta Crocket, Gary Harman, and Katie Douglas. All four received a special award. Committee Chairs were also given special awards. Keitha Dugan, Doug Baughman, Charlie Kotterman, and Carol Losey were each honored.
The farm bureau also recognized its two scholarship recipients. Benjamin Logan graduate Joel Penhorwood and Ridgemont graduate Grace Poeppelman were the recipients. Joel is attending the Ohio State University majoring in agriculture communications. He is the son of Mark and Terri Penhorwood. Grace is enrolled in the University of Findlay majoring in physical therapy. She is the daughter of Mike and Sherry Poeppelman.
Logan County Farm Bureau President Jerry Fry gave an update about the organization. He said that the organization is looking for a new location to move its office. The current office has been in Wapakoneta for three years.
Fry describes the meeting and talks about the move.
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Watch the Logan County Farm Bureau give out its special awards.