The Van Wert SWCD held their 72nd Annual Meeting by co-hosting with the Van Wert Farm Bureau at the Ag Banquet on Tuesday, August 10 at the Council on Aging, Van Wert, OH. A SWCD election was held for two supervisor positions on the SWCD Board of Supervisors five member Board. Elliot Callow and Richard Rice were elected to serve a three year term commencing January 1, 2022.
Dinner was provided by Gibson’s Barnyard BBQ.
Tristin Miller was honored as SWCD Scholarship recipient. Bob Gehres was recognized by the SWCD and received the Conservation Farm Award. This award is given to honor individuals for their conservation achievements. Farm Bureau honored their scholarship recipient.
Farm Bureau presented Farewell and Friend of Ag Awards. The Van Wert Ag Hall of Fame Award was presented to Ron Schumm for his many agricultural education accomplishments.
Van Wert County Foundation spoke on AG + Philanthrophy, Farm Bureau, AG Credit and the Soil and Water Conservation District all spoke on what each agency has been doing over the past year.
Sponsors for the evening were: Van Wert County Foundation, Farm Bureau, and the Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District.