Dave Anspach grew up on the family farm in Owensville, where he and his wife Pam reside today. Dave’s family has always practiced conservation on the farm, and his father Ray was the District’s Outstanding Cooperator of the Year in 1977. Installed practices include a WASCOB, several drainage/ditching projects and utilizing no-till in their operation. About 100 acres are rotated in soybeans and corn on the 125 acre farm.
Dave has a B.S. degree in Business from Miami University, and worked for the Farm Credit Services Agency for 15 years before serving as Clermont SWCD’s Administrator from 1990-97. During his tenure with the SWCD, Dave helped oversee the development of a full-time education program and helped coordinate the development of the Agricultural Center complex and movement of the District offices to the fairgrounds facility in 1995.
Dave has served on the Clermont County Park Board for 22 years, during which time he helped plan and direct the development of the new Chilo Lock #34 Museum and Visitor Center.
In 2006, Dave rejoined the Clermont SWCD family as a Board Supervisor. He is now completing his fifth 3-year term on the SWCD Board. Additionally, Dave serves as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Conservation Districts. Dave states that he would like to continue to use his conservation background and experience to serve the community.
Scott Jennings is a lifetime resident of Felicity (Franklin Township) where he lives on a generational family farm with his wife, Jill and daughter, Erin in southern Clermont County. Scott has worked on the family farm of 400 acres since a young boy. He raises row crops, hay and has a 100 head beef production operation.
Scott has previously been a board member of the Farm Service Agency. He has worked with NRCS in prior years to construct fencing, develop natural spring watering for the cattle and numerous other waterway conservation measures. In 2008, he received the Cooperator of the Year award presented by Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District.
Tim Rose is a lifetime resident of Clermont County, and is the Third generation Rose to operate Ohio Pike Farms
in Bethel. Together, Tim and his father farm nearly 1,000 acres of corn and soybeans rotating crops annually and practicing no-till planting. With the recent addition of grass filter strips through multiple fields, Tim continues to practice conservation on the farm.
Tim is a young farmer with big plans for caring for his land and positively impacting the community he lives in. Tim has dedicated his life to the farm and plans to pass his knowledge of agriculture and the industry onto his children as they grow.