A long-time local trustee of the Ohio Farm Bureau has been awarded a prestigious award from the organization.
Andra Troyer, of Madison County, was named the 2016 Ag Woman of the Year from the farm bureau.
The recipient of this award is a woman who has made a significant and lasting impression on Ohio agriculture.
Troyer was selected by a committee of fellow farm bureau members as a woman whose distinguished career exemplifies the passion and dedication she has for the agricultural community.
She recently concluded 12 years of service as a Southwest Regional Trustee for Ohio Farm Bureau at the organization’s annual meeting in December.
Troyer represented farm bureau members in a 22-county region encompassing southwest Ohio. Regional trustees are elected by county delegates from their region.
“During her last year of service, Troyer has been recognized by her counties as a faithful and engaged leader,” a spokesperson said. “Her counties have expressed sincere gratitude and appreciation for the countless hours she has dedicated in supporting the values of the agriculture community.”
State trustee positions are comprised of elected volunteers and require substantial time away from their families and farms as they advance the policies set forth by our members, a release stated.
“Throughout her tenure, Troyer served the farmers in southwest Ohio with integrity, enthusiasm, and zeal. She advocated for policy to help farmers and ensure a prosperous business climate in the Buckeye state,” the spokesperson said. “She worked alongside other elected farmer-members from across Ohio to serve the organization for the betterment of agriculture.”