Joe owns and operates Glassmeyer Family Farms in Franklin Township. His family farm encompasses 510 acres of corn, soybeans, hay and pasture for Polled Hereford cattle and Shetland ponies. The cropland has been 100 percent no till for the past six years.
Joe became a Clermont SWCD board member in 1986 and is now in his 36th year as supervisor. He has held all positions on the district board, and various offices for the Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD), including Area 4 Director from 2000 to 2008, Secretary-Treasurer from 2009-10, Vice President from 2011-12, and OFSWCD President from 2013-14.
Joe has served as Clermont SWCD’s delegate to the annual OFSWCD legislative session on sixteen separate occasions. He has served as the district’s representative to the Ohio Kentucky and Indiana Regional Council of Government’s Regional Conservation Council for many years and has served as Chair of the organization for three terms.
Joe regularly attends area and state OFSWCD Supervisor meetings as well as National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) North Central regional meetings. He has completed the Ohio Conservation Leadership Training Program. Joe has served as an OFSWCD delegate to the Washington D.C. Legislative Conference on eight separate occasions. He was also an alternate board member from Ohio on the NACD board of directors.
Joe and His late wife Peachie have three adult children, Joe, Susan, and Sarah who help as needed on the farm.
Christopher Smith operates Bogie Greene Acres in Felicity where he lives with Kelli, his wife of 26 years. Together they raise beef cattle and farm about 250 acres of grain. Christopher started growing tobacco when he was 16, and began raising cattle on his grandfather’s farm – the farm he now operates – about 25 years ago. He has installed a number of conservation practices, including a manure storage barn, watering facilities, fence and heavy use area protection.
Christopher has been a 4-H advisor for over 30 years, and is currently serving his first term as a Franklin Township Trustee. He also served on the Felicity-Franklin School Board for eight years.
Christopher lives on the farm in Felicity with Kelli, his wife of 26 years. They have a son, Christopher and a daughter, Morgan, and are the proud grandparents of their grandson, Jace.
Todd Winemiller grew up working on his family farm in Batavia and had been a resident of Clermont County for over 50 years. Todd and his wife Deborah live on Taylor Pike outside of Newtonsville with their three children, Lexie, Madison and son Ryan. Along with Todd’s cousin, the family farms approximately 3,500 acres. The farm includes about 1,200 acres of corn with the remainder in soybeans. The farm has been 100% no-till for 21 years.
Todd is currently completing his third term as District Supervisor. He has also played an active role with the Farm Service Agency in Owensville, serving for 10 years on the FSA County Committee, six of those as chairman. Todd also serves as a member of the Ohio State University Extension Office’s advisory committee. He has also helped establish policy and conduct interviews with potential applicants seeking staff positions with OSU. Prior to his term as Supervisor, Todd participated in a special project with NRCS, Clermont SWCD and Miami University’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. Graduate students from the university visited the Winemiller farm to study and learn about agricultural practices.
Todd is a pilot and very active in local aviation chapters, where he has serve as President, Vice President and board member. Through this experience, Todd has gained a good understanding of organizational management, including knowledge of “Roberts Rules.” Todd wants to continue to use his experience to help SWCD better serve local landowners in the county.