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Board of Supervisors Annual Election & Banquet Dinner

  • Portage SWCD 6970 SR 88 Ravenna United States (map)

Board of Supervisors Annual Election
& Banquet Dinner

GUEST SPEAKER: DAVE BRANDT, OHIO NO-TILL FARMER

The Portage SWCD strives to conserve and protect our natural resources through working with landowners to implement conservation and best management strategies across the county. We couldn’t accomplish any of these goals without our Board of Supervisors.  The board is made up of respected members of the community who share in these goals. Once elected, board members serve 3 year terms in which they selflessly volunteer their time to help direct the efforts of the SWCD staff and cooperators. The annual election will be held on Thursday, September 12th at 6pm. Join us to cast your vote for the Board of Supervisors position.

Following the election will be an exciting evening that includes dinner catered by Guido’s of Ravenna, a conservation awards ceremony, and a special presentation by guest speaker Dave Brandt. Dave farms 1,150 acres in central Ohio's Fairfield County. He began no-till farming in 1971 and has been using cover crops since 1978. David has participated in yield plots for corn, soybeans and wheat into various covers and has also been planting various blends of cover crops to find out what benefits they provide to improve soil health.

Dave Brandt with Tillage Radish

Dave Brandt with Tillage Radish


Banquet Schedule

6:00PM

Voting Opens

Voting is open from 6pm-7:00pm.

6:30PM 

Dinner Begins

Catered by Ravenna’s own Guido’s. 

7:00PM

Voting Closes

No ballots will be accepted after this time.

7:00PM

Guest Speaker

Dave Brandt of Walnut Creek Seeds to speak on Cover Crops.

8:00PM

Conservation Awards

Farmer of the Year, Teacher of the Year, 2019 Big Tree Winner, etc. 

The Specifics

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Portage Soil and Water Conservation District to be held in  accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code. Residents or landowners, firms, and corporations that own land or occupy land in  Portage County and are 18 years of age and older may vote for Supervisor. A non-resident landowner, firm, or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot. There are three ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:

 (1) At the annual meeting, which will take place September 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Garden Meeting Room at 6970 State Route 88, Ravenna, OH 44266

 (2) At the SWCD office until 4:00 p.m. on September 12, 2019

(3) Vote absentee by requesting the proper absentee request forms from the SWCD office at the following address:

Portage SWCD, 6970 St. Rt, 88, Ravenna, Ohio, 44266

Absentee voting is open starting August 22, 2019

Below are the two candidates running for the open

Board of Supervisors position, Fred Rodenbucher

and Jeff Eldreth.


Fred is a third generation farmer in Portage County & has been a full time farmer for the last fifteen years in Randolph. He raises heifers, as well as corn, beans, wheat and hay in rotation.  Fred has been involved with the Farm Bureau and Farmland Preservation and has served on our board for 6 years.

Fred is a third generation farmer in Portage County & has been a full time farmer for the last fifteen years in Randolph. He raises heifers, as well as corn, beans, wheat and hay in rotation.  Fred has been involved with the Farm Bureau and Farmland Preservation and has served on our board for 6 years.

Jeff works at Congress Lake Farms, his family’s farm in Suffield. He will be starting his second term as a Suffield Trustee, and worked for the road department for 20 years.  Outside of work he enjoys his time spent with his wife Shannon, and their two daughters, Carly and Paige. 

Jeff works at Congress Lake Farms, his family’s farm in Suffield. He will be starting his second term as a Suffield Trustee, and worked for the road department for 20 years.  Outside of work he enjoys his time spent with his wife Shannon, and their two daughters, Carly and Paige. 

Tickets for the event are $10.00. Please preorder Banquet tickets by using THIS FORM. Reservation requests should be received by this office no later than September 6, 2019. If you have any questions you can contact our office at 330-235-6815 for more information.