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Community Focus - Ohio County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

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  • August 24, 2012

 Ohio county Farm Bureau held our annual meeting August 9th 2012. Reverend Alton Crowe, Ex-Officio, gave a very special Invocation.

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We had one of the largest crowds gather for our annual meeting at the Ohio County Extension Building.

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Mr. Jerry Black, Ohio County Farm Bureau President welcomed every one and recognized special guests which included, KFB President, Mark Haney, KFB First Vice President, Eddie Melton, KFB Second Vice President, Fritz Giesecke, James Comer, Commissioner of Agriculture, Jerry Rhoads, Senator, Ed Whitfield, Representative, Tommy Thompson, Representative, Suzanne Miles, Aide to Congressman Brett Guthrie.

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Larry Westerfield, County Director presented Judge Ranona Browning with the Ohio Co. Farm Bureau Outstanding Member Award.

Taylor Hillard, daughter of Greg & Sandra Hillard, President of Ohio Co. High School FFA, addressed her experience attending the IFAL Program this year at Murray State University sponsored by Ohio County Farm Bureau. We were very honored to have her speak as a confident young lady.

Rylan Tate Smith, son of Kevin & Shannon Smith, performed an impressive violin solo.
He will also enter the KFB District Talent Contest. We wish him the very best!

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Our Guest Speaker, James Comer, Commissioner of Agriculture, spoke about the drought and the effect it is having on farmers. He also commended our Ohio County Clerk for her participation in the 4-H and FFA license plate sales. He also spoke passionately about getting the true story out to everyone about the importance of agriculture and commended KFB leaders on their aggressive efforts and leadership in the Agriculture Industry.

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Greetings were given by Kentucky Farm Bureau President, Mark Haney.
He spoke on the drought and the need and active participation that Kentucky Farm Bureau has in creating a good Farm Policy in Washington.

Comments were made by our State and Government Leaders.

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Representative Tommy Thompson Senator Jerry Rhoads Congressman Ed Whitfield
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Ms. Suzanne Miles, Aide to Congressman Brett Guthrie During the Business Session, Chairman, Jerry Shultz gave the Nominating Committee Report. He also held the Election of Officers and Directors. The Blessing of the meal was given by KFB State Director, Patrick Henderson.

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KFB President Mark Haney, KFB First Vice President Eddie Melton, KFB Second Vice President Fritz Giesecke,
Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, Farm Bureau local and government leaders.


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