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Local farm bureau represented during state meeting

REPRESENTING BELMONT County Farm Bureau at the Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Columbus are delegates, from left front, Lova Ebbert and Carman Mengon; second row, Jerry Ebbert and Rusty Winland. Almost 700 Farm Bureau members attended the 101st Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Columbus in December. Keynote speakers included Gov. Mike DeWine, state Farm Bureau President Frank Burkett III, Executive Vice President Adam Sharp and Nationwide CEO Kirt Walker. A record number of delegates representing all county farm bureaus in Ohio discussed, debated and approved policies on topics ranging from wildlife to water quality, to oil and gas issues. The approved policies set the path for the organization for the coming year for actions they may take and pursue.