The Van Wert SWCD held their 74th Annual Meeting by co-hosting with the Van Wert Farm Bureau at the Ag Banquet on Tuesday, August 15 at Life House Church, Van Wert, OH. A SWCD election was held for one supervisor position on the SWCD Board of Supervisors five member Board. Dave Kemler was elected to serve a three year term commencing January 1, 2024.
Dinner was provided by Streetlight Catering.
Hanna Scaggs was the SWCD Scholarship recipient. Renner Family Farms was recognized by the SWCD and received the Conservation Farmer Award. This award is given to honor individuals for their conservation achievements. Farm Bureau honored their scholarship recipient.
Farm Bureau presented Membership Ag Awards. The Van Wert Ag Hall of Fame Award was presented to Bruce Kennedy for his many agricultural accomplishments.
The SWCD staff gave updates on programs and Farm Bureau went over their year in review. Ag Credit provided centerpieces of flower arrangements that were given as door prizes.
Sponsors for the evening were: Farm Bureau, the Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District and Ag Credit.