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Annual Meeting & Board Vote

Year in Review, a Look Ahead & Board Vote

This year's annual meeting will be held on Tuesday November 14th at 6pm at Local Roots. This will be an important time for any interested cooperative members to get together, spend some time hearing about the year in review and discuss the year ahead. We will continue getting to know each-other, members and board. There will be a time to chat and enjoy a few snacks together.

Take a look below to learn more about each of our board members that were up for election and re-election. Voting for our Board Member Panel is now closed. Thank you to all who participated!

Read about our Board Member Panel!

*Your Yes or No vote will be for the full panel as a whole.

New Prospective Board Members

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Daniel Baker

Daniel is employed with Rea & Associates and has 10 years of experience in public accounting. During this time, Daniel has managed accounting and financial statement assurance services, as well as individual and business tax compliance.

Daniel works with clients of varying sizes and industries, ranging from local small businesses and freelancers to large companies. Daniel is a certified public accountant and received his bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State University.

 

Daniel lives in Wooster with his wife, Tosha, four-year-old son, Peter, and seven-month-old daughter, Mary. Daniel and his family enjoy hiking at Wooster Memorial Park and participating in the local farmers market and festivals.

 

Daniel currently serves as treasurer for Local Roots in addition to being Local Roots' CPA. Daniel has enjoyed learning about the co-op and being a part of the organization's growth over the past four years.

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Seth Feikert

Seth Feikert, owner of Boo Bears Brew LLC, is deeply committed to the growth and mission of Local Roots. Seth’s journey in the coffee industry was shaped by the atmosphere and insights given by those at Local Roots. After being welcomed into their space in 2020, he has worked congruently with Adam, the board, and the members of the Market – an invaluable experience for which he cannot express his gratitude enough. 

 

Seth is driven by a passion for sustainable agriculture, waste reduction, and promoting economy and health through locality. He tailors his coffee shop in the same way. The shop’s unwavering dedication to supporting local farmers and promoting eco-friendly practices is evident through Boo Bears’ product selection. As a Wooster native, Seth’s values of equality, sustainability, and commitment to the Wooster community have only grown in his time as a shop owner.

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Beth Ladrach

Beth Ladrach, her husband Marcus, and two sons alongside their families own and operate a 425 acre farm here in Wooster, OH. There they raise certified organic vegetables, oats, corn, hay, and grass fed beef. 

 

Beth & Marcus helped establish the Wooster Farmer’s Market in town and have been vendors since its beginning. They also have been selling their vegetables and grass-fed beef at Local Roots since its’ foundation in 2009.

 

In 2018 Beth became more deeply involved with Local Roots by joining the board and is currently the president. 

 

In addition to farming, Beth worked at a speech therapist in the Wooster community for 36 years. She has also served as a member of the College of Wooster’s Women’s Advisory Board.

 

Beth and her family support agriculture in Wayne County and believe that Local Roots provides a valuable service to local producers and allows them to grow their businesses. She is looking forward to continuing her work with the board and supporting Local Roots.

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