COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jonathan and Alyssa Zucker of Marion County have been appointed to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee for the 2023-2025 term beginning in February.
“Engaging with consumers and elected leaders to build trust while sharing agriculture’s story and advancing leadership skills are important foundations of national program committee work,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “We welcome these newly appointed Farm Bureau members.”
As Marion County Farm Bureau members for the past 13 years, both have been very involved in local activities and are currently serving as co-chairs on the Young Agricultural Professionals state committee, creating outreach efforts and programs geared toward Farm Bureau members ages 18-35.
Jonathan is a 7th generation farmer working in partnership with his grandfather, Roy Loudenslager. They produce corn, soybeans, and sweet corn in Marion County. Alyssa keeps books for Stansbery Seed and Service and Tactical Ag and her family’s farm is in Wyandot County where they raise cattle, sheep, chickens, hay, corn, soybeans and wheat.
“We have a desire to learn and improve farming and management practices and have been blessed with a great legacy that we want to see passed down for generations to come,” the Zuckers said. “Farm Bureau is a true grassroots organization which inspires members to build a stronger community. We are proud to be a part of this organization.”
The YF&R Committee is made up of 16 positions representing all regions of the U.S. An individual or couple may hold each committee appointment. Committee members are responsible for program planning, which includes the coordination of YF&R competitive events during American Farm Bureau’s convention each January, and the Harvest for All program.
The Zuckers were nominated by Ohio Farm Bureau, whose mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.
Learn more about the organization and its Young Ag Professionals program at ExperienceYAP.com.
— Ohio Farm Bureau Federation