BAZETTA - Richard Houk of Newton Township and Peter Kepner of Hartford were both re-elected as supervisors of the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District at the SWCD's 62nd annual meeting.
Houk is completing his 15th year on the board and is the board secretary.
He was raised in Orrville and worked on his family dairy farm and at his family machine shop. In 1981, he and his wife, Trudy, purchased an 87-acre farm in Newton Township, where they raise soybeans, corn and wheat.
He is active in the Trumbull County Farm Bureau, Western Reserve Resource and Conservation District, and is also a Trumbull County Agriculture Society fair board member.
Kepner is completing his 12th year on the board.
The Hartford native and his wife, Mary, currently operate a 250-acre crop farm in Hartford and, until 1995, had a herd of Holsteins. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, College of Agriculture with a major in dairy science and a minor in agronomy.
He is a member of the Trumbull County Farm Bureau, Trumbull County Agriculture Society and also has been a director of the local and state Holstein Association. Pete currently serves as the SWCD board chair and serves on the policy committee.
The other three Trumbull SWCD supervisors are Davis Denman of Johnston, Bruce Lev of Liberty and Jan Solomon of Lordstown.