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Meet the Candidates at our annual meeting: Profiles of Your Board Supervisor Election Nominees

Our annual meeting and election of supervisors will take place on Thursday, October 26th at 6PM.

The candidates running for board supervisor and their biographies are listed below:

Don Burger; along with his wife Cindy their children Kadie, Brady, and stepdaughter Ashley Smith farm in West Township. Don has noted that Cindy is the 4th generation of her family farming the land where they reside, with the 5th generation helping to make hay and the 6th generation (granddaughter & grandson) assisting in all facets of farming. Don and the family grain farm 150 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat. They also make hay on rented land. Don said that all of the cropland is no-till, and he is a promoter of using a cover crop system. Don plants cereal rye after corn and soybean harvest unless the soybean stubble is planted to wheat. Besides the grain farming, the family also sources local Holstein bull calves and finish the cattle on a grain ration. Don has recently retired from Timken Bearing Factory but continues to work some for the business. He is also a member of the New Franklin Lutheran Church.

Jeremy Kohler; Jeremy lives on Lynchburg Road in West Township with his wife Teather and daughter Tana. Jeremy and his father Mark Kohler run a beef cow/calf operation where they raise hay. In addition, Jeremy runs Kohler Operating LLC. Jeremy has been involved with the SWCD through the development of a heavy use protection area, access roads, and spring developments. Jeremy is also a member of Farm Bureau. He is currently serving as the Board’s Public Relations officials.

Ronald Little; Ron has resided in West township all of his life, where he was raised on a dairy farm. Ron lives on Myers Road with his wife Susan of forty years, where together they raised four children and now enjoy their nine grandchildren. Ron has owned and operated Little Construction for over thirty years. From the early eighties until 2010, he finished hogs and currently, has 45 acres of commercial hay, does custom corn planting and finishes dairy steers for private sale. He is currently serving a the Board’s Fiscal Officer.

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