FREDERICKTOWN — The 2018 Knox County Sheep Improvement Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church with a roasted lamb dinner.

Call Association President Dennis Shinaberry (740-501-6058) to reserve tickets.

In March of 2017, deadly wildfires swept through the west. Farmers everywhere felt for the plights of the impacted ranchers and looked for ways to help. A large group from across the state of Ohio joined the efforts and helped to organize a hay and supply drive and traveled to Ashland, Kansas, to rebuild fences. Rose Hartschuh and her husband, Greg, were proud to play a role in Ohio’s efforts, and she will share perspectives and lessons learned from the initiative.

Rose was one of the project organizers. She is passionate about helping the public understand what farmers do every day. As a wife and mother, she sees firsthand the challenges and opportunities that come with raising a family on the farm. She also understands that for her children to have the opportunity to continue the family business, the public must appreciate the important role farmers play in our society. The Kansas relief project was one way Rose stays involved in the ag industry. She is a former high school agriculture teacher, and in her spare time, she volunteers with a variety of organizations, including Farm Bureau, 4-H, FFA, and church.

Following the speaker will be a live auction to support the Sheep Scholarship program. The auction will be conducted by John P. Ruckman of The Ruckman Group.



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