2023 Supervisor Election Results
Stark Soil & Water Conservation District held an election for two Board of Supervisors positions for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2024.
The results are in: Natalie Hammer and Andy Wentling were re-elected to the Board.
Please join us in congratulating Natalie and Andy!
Natalie Hammer lives in Canal Fulton with her husband, Andrew, and her three
children: Joshua, Noelle, and Julianne. Natalie and her husband breed and raise
beefalo, chickens, and pigs on their 39 acre farm. She has over 15 years in the
cattle business as well as 25 years in land management.
Natalie has served on the Stark Soil & Water Board of Supervisors since 2017. She
is active in her children’s schools.
Natalie is a firm believer that the key to conservation is being good stewards of
our resources and keeping a balance between need and resource. She believes
that the Board and the District staff have an incredible opportunity to provide
both the urban and the rural areas of Stark County with the opportunities to
learn and grow as experienced stewards of our resources.
Andy resides in Sugar Creek Township with his wife, Tera, and their two children,
Hannah and Alivia. He has lived in Stark County his entire life. He is the Director
of North East Ohio with Leppo Rents and with his brother grows soybeans, corn,
wheat, and hay on over 1,000 acres as well as five acres of pumpkins and gourds.
The family practices a mix of conventional tillage and no-till and has
incorporated contour strips and waterways to prevent soil erosion.
He holds two associates degrees from OSU-ATI (hydraulics and diesel mechanic).
He has held the position of president and public policy chair with Stark County
Farm Bureau and chair of Young Ag Professionals with Ohio Farm Bureau.
Andy is running for re-election to represent county residents that are engaged in
production agriculture. He is interested in learning more about soil & water
services and programs and bringing that knowledge to his fellow producers.