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Agriculture Committee

PURPOSE

The primary purpose of the Agriculture Committee is to be involved in the promotion and support of agriculture by informing the community through public events.

AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Committee Chairman, Sam Suter, GNB

  • Chad Beanblossom, Edison State Community College

  • David Coons, Phelan Insurance Agency

  • Peggy Emerson, Darke County Chamber

  • Mike Fearon, Graves Fearon Agency

  • Doug Harman, First Choice Realty

  • Terry Holman, Darke County General Health District

  • Michelle Lefeld, The Andersons

  • Shane Stonebraker, Park National Bank

  • Sam Suter, GNB Banking Centers


2020 Chamber Ag Day

The annual Chamber Ag Day Luncheon was scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020 in partnership with the Darke Soil and Water Conservation District and the Ohio Department of Agriculture. With the Covid-19 pandemic and the guidelines set forth by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Darke County Chamber was unable to hold its annual Chamber Ag Day Luncheon.

Chamber Ag Day has been in existence for more than 60 years to honor those in agriculture and to foster partnerships among our farmers, agri-businesses and traditional businesses in Darke County. Agriculture is the number one business in Darke County and the most current Census of Agriculture Cash Receipts annual total is $516,193,000, giving Darke County a ranking of second in agriculture in Ohio.

Chamber Ag Day is organized by the Darke County Chamber Agriculture Committee.

The Darke County Chamber would like to thank the following businesses for their sponsorships and to event host Romer’s Catering, Greenville.

Chamber Ag Day Event Sponsor:
Cooper Farms and The Andersons Marathon Ethanol

Speaker Sponsors:
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., Darke County Farm Bureau, Darke Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., Farm Credit Mid-America, and Koenig Equipment

Gold Sponsors:
AIM Media Midwest-Darke County Media, GNB Banking Centers, Premier Health, Park National Bank, Walls Brothers Asphalt Company, and Wayne HealthCare

Silver Sponsors:
CF Poeppleman/Pepcon, Darke County Farmers Union, Edison State Community College, Finnarn Ag Law, First Choice Realty, Fry & Company, CPAs, Graves-Fearon Agency, Greenville Technology Inc., Mote & Associates, Inc., ProMedica 360Health, and Spirit Medical Transport

Friends of Agriculture Sponsors:
Darke County Agricultural Society and Rebsco, Inc.