Jackson County Farm Bureau meets at Seymour High School


The Jackson County Farm Bureau annual meeting was held Aug. 11 at the Seymour High School Agriculture Science and Research Farm FFA building at Freeman Field.

Sydney Wiesehan with the Seymour High School FFA chapter welcomed everyone to the new building. Nina Vehslage led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Bob Geswein, District 10 director, gave the invocation before a meal catered by Rick and Barb Schuley was served.

After the meal, president Marcia Monroe thanked the FFA chapter for their help and use of the building.

The following were acknowledged as 50 year members: Thomas Bolton, Herman Chastain, Mary Garrison, Oscar Goecker, Karen Jackson, James McCammon, Roger Nierman, Milton Otte, Joyce Peters, Steve Scarlett, Leon Seitz, Ronald Wischmeier and Larry Saywer. Milton Otte was the only member present to receive a clock.

As part of the president’s report, Marcia asked members, "What do you want to see in Farm Bureau activities?"

Marjorie Bishop was confirmed as vice-president by election. She has served two years.

Young Farmer and agricultural professional directors also were elected. They are Meghan McCormick and Brittany Ross.

Members retiring from the board were Nina and Parke Vehslage and Mary Kovener. They received gift cards as a token of appreciation for their service.

Delegates elected to the state convention were Monroe, Melvin Bishop and Luke Schnitker. No alternates were elected.

Melba Lloyd, District 10 community education and outreach coordinator, talked about districts events.

Regional manager Mallory Meyer was recognized, and Lisa Cooper also was recognized for her service.

Ross talked about Young Farmers.

Jenna Epply, the Seymour FFA chapter sponsor, gave a report about FFA activities. Other FFA sponsors present were Clint Beck, Blake Hackman, Ashley Shoemaker, Linda Myers and Micah Wallace.

FFA members assisted Brenda Ault, community education and outreach coordinator, in distributing door prizes.

After adjournment, Seymour FFA members led tours of the building and assisted with games for the children.

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