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Annual meeting and Supervisors Election

Joint Annual meeting wtih the Fayette County Farm Bureau
Tuesday, August 14th
Fayette County Farm
2768 Old State route 38 NE, Washington Court House Ohio
Election 5-6:45 p.m.  Election for two Supervisors
Meal 6:00 p.m.   You do not need to buy a meal ticket to vote

Meet the four canidates

RICK GARRISON R.S.B.S

RICK GARRISON R.S.B.S HAS WORKED WITH MANY IN THE FARMING COMMUNITY AND IS WILLING TO LEARN THE NEEDS AND CONCERNS OF THE PEOPLE. HE IS SEEKING TO WORK TOWARDS CREATING A LASTING, FRUITFUL ENVIRONMENT FOR FAYETTE COUNTY. ORIGINALLY FROM HIGHLAND COUNTY, HE MOVED TO FAYETTE COUNTY AFTER GRADUATING FROM MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY WITH A BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE DEGREE. HE HAS BEEN EMPLOYED WITH FAYETTE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SINCE 1999 AND HAS SERVED AS THE DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SINCE 2003. HE IS MARRIED WITH TWO DAUGHTERS. HE IS ALSO A SUPPLY PASTOR WITH THE UNITED METH-ODIST CHURCH AND CURRENTLY SERVES TWO CHURCHES IN FAYETTE COUNTY. 

FRED W. MELVIN
FRED W. MELVIN IS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF FAYETTE COUNTY WHERE HE AND HIS WIFE DEBRA HAVE RAISED 3 SONS, BENSON, CLARK, AND HENRY. HE GRADUATED FROM THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY IN 1982 WITH A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN AGRICULTURE MECHANIZATION AND SYSTEMS. CURRENTLY HE FARMS WITH HIS FATHER, JOHN W., AND BROTH-ER, JOHN C. MELVIN. THE TOTAL OPERATION HAS GROWN TO 3,300 ACRES OF OWNED AND RENTED GROUND CONSISTING OF CORN, SOYBEANS, WHEAT, AND HAY. MOST OF THE CORN, WHEAT, AND SOYBEAN ACRES ARE MINIMUM TILLED WITH SOME FARMS NO-TILLED. FRED IS A MEMBER OF THE FAYETTE COUNTY AGRONOMY CLUB, OHIO SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION, OHIO CORN AND WHEAT GROWERS ASSOCIATION, AND HAS BEEN A 4-H ADVISOR. HE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF GRACE COM-MUNITY CHURCH AND IS ACTIVE ON THE FINANCE, MISSION, AND DEACON BOARDS. FRED HAS SERVED AS SUPERVISOR OF THE FAYETTE SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD FOR 15 YEARS.

JARED PERSINGER
JARED PERSINGER WAS BORN AND RAISED IN FAYETTE COUNTY ON A 5TH GENERATION FAMILY FARM. HE SAYS, "I AM PROUD OF MY HERITAGE AND FEEL FORTUNATE TO BE A PART OF THIS GREAT AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY. I GRADUATED FROM MIAMI TRACE HIGH SCHOOL, THEN OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY WHERE I EARNED A DEGREE IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE (METEOROLOGY) AND AGRICULTURE BUSINESS.

I HAVE CHOSEN TO BE A FARMER AND WISH TO GET INVOLVED IN MY COMMUNITY AND MAKE A POSITIVE CONTRI-BUTION. I REALIZE THAT FARM CONSERVATION PRACTICES ARE VITAL FOR SUSTAINABILITY. IT IS OUR MORAL RE-SPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT SOIL, OUR GREATEST RESOURCE. AT THE SAME TIME, WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE PRACTICES THAT PROTECT WATER, WILDLIFE, AND THE INTERESTS OF THE NON-AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY. PLEASE CONSIDER ME FOR THE FAYETTE SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT SUPERVISOR POSITION

 GARY REITERMAN
GARY REITERMAN LIVES IN MADISON TOWNSHIP WITH HIS WIFE SHEILA. HE FARMS APPROXIMATELY 2,000 ACRES WITH HIS SON MIKE AND OWNS A FEED ELEVATOR IN MOUNT STERLING WHERE HIS OTHER SON JOHN IS THE MANAGER. MOST OF GARY’S SOYBEANS AND WHEAT ARE GROWN FOR SEED PRODUCTION. THE CORN IS GROWN FOR FEED PRODUCTION. ROUGHLY 80% OF THE SOYBEANS AND 100% OF THE WHEAT IS NO-TILLED. HE IS A GRADUATE OF THE OHIO STATE UNI-VERSITY AND PAST PRESIDENT OF THE FAYETTE COUNTY FARM BUREAU. GARY IS A MEMBER OF THE OHIO SEED FOUN-DATION, OHIO SEED IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, AND THE SW OHIO CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION. HE IS ALSO A MEM-BER OF GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WHERE HE SERVES AS AN USHER.   GARY IS COMPLETING HIS 24TH YEAR AS A SUPERVISOR FOR THE FAYETTE SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT.

 Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors serve on a five member board of county residents that establish and implement programs to protect and conserve soil, water, prime and unique farmland, rangeland, woodland, wildlife, energy and other natural resources on local, non-federal lands. For more information contact FSWCD Director Chet Murphy at 740-636-0279.

 How to vote

 County residents and landowners have two options for casting a ballot:

1. Call or visit the Fayette SWCD office at 1415 US 22 SW, Suite 500, Washington Court House, 740-636-0279, to request an absentee ballot, and cast the absen-tee ballot at the district office between July 24 and August 14, 2018.

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2. Cast a ballot at the FSWCD Annual Meeting from 5:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m., August 14, 2018 at the Fayette County Farm 2768 Old State route 38 NE, Washington Court House Ohio
Election 5-6:45 p.m.  Election for two Supervisors
Meal 6:00 p.m.   You do not need to buy a meal ticket to votewo supervisors will be elected to a three-year term of office.

Eligible voters must either be at least 18 years of age and reside in the county, or be at least 18 years of age and own or occupy land within the county.

Note: Non-residents must have a notarized affidavit of land ownership. Blank affidavits may be obtained at the FSWCD Office.

 

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