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Archbold Sophomore Recognized At Council




Madison Campbell, an AHS sophomore, speaks during the Archbold village council meeting, Monday, Feb. 18. Randy Gardner, a state senator, introduced Campbell, acknowledging her for participating in a Farm Bureau youth leadership program.– photo by David Pugh

Madison Campbell, an AHS sophomore, speaks during the Archbold village council meeting, Monday, Feb. 18. Randy Gardner, a state senator, introduced Campbell, acknowledging her for participating in a Farm Bureau youth leadership program.– photo by David Pugh

Randy Gardner, state senator (R-Bowling Green), acknowledged Madison Campbell, an Archbold High School sophomore, during the Monday, Feb. 18, Archbold Village Council meeting.

Gardner explained Campbell was part of a competitive Ohio Farm Bureau leadership program known as “Capital Challenge.”

The program was open to students who are members of 4-H, FFA, or Farm Bureau between the ages of 14 and 18.

Those selected traveled to Columbus, Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11-12, where they met with legislators and toured the capitol.

Students will record their work, then make a presentation at the Ohio State Fair.

Campbell worked with a team of students, whose public policy focus was to promote teaching of agriculture principles and practices in the classroom.

Mark Ballmer, a Franklin Township resident and Farm Bureau official, said Farm Bureau promotes youth in agriculture, believing their involvement is essential.

He said many young peo- ple are not connected to and are not being taught about agriculture, which is Ohio’s number one industry.

Also attending the meeting were Campbell’s parents, Carl and Jill.


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