AT THE OHIO FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION we take strength from our past and use it toward new and lasting change for the citizens of our state. In the future, we can play an even larger role in solving the challenges facing Ohio by preparing the next generation of leaders, funding innovation in our communities, and ensuring a healthy environment.
There is no escaping the importance of agriculture to our state and in the lives of every Ohioan. Nowhere is this more apparent than when you sit down to a meal, reach for an apple, or enjoy a glass of Ohio wine. Less apparent are the ways that agriculture drives innovation and economic development. Food and agriculture account for more than 10 percent of our state’s economy and employs 1 in 7 Ohioans.
We believe that when people work together to find solutions we can generate prosperity in ways our founding farmers never imagined. Whether it’s creating an environment for businesses to succeed, creating constructive dialogue about food production, or establishing great companies like Nationwide, good things happen when people work together.
As an organization we must challenge ourselves to chart an ambitious course forward—one that builds on the strengths of our community and directs new investments toward the areas where we can have the greatest impact.
I invite you to learn more about our plan for a Strong Foundation and then join us in this transformative endeavor.
John C. “Jack” Fisher
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENTOHIO FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
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Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness. ~ Thomas Jefferson
Every gift helps Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation to do something that might not otherwise be possible, from supporting student scholarships, to funding innovation in communities, to driving economic growth.
With an anticipated goal of $15 million, the campaign for Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is the most ambitious effort in our history. This unprecedented level of support will prepare us for the future in four vital ways:
1. INVESTING IN TOMORROW’S LEADERS
Training the next generation of agriculture producers, scientists, and business and community leaders is a key priority facing our state. The campaign for OFB Foundation will expand our endowment to provide increased support for scholarships and professional development opportunities allowing individuals to advance their knowledge, share ideas, and improve people’s lives.
2. DRIVING ECONOMIC IMPACT
Capturing opportunities that build prosperity, create jobs, and enhance the quality of life for Ohioans by funding projects that spur economic growth in local communities.
3. ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND CONSERVATION
Funding sensible solutions that contribute to a healthier, cleaner, and more sustainable Ohio by focusing on increased care for land and water.
4. PURPOSE IN ACTION
The campaign for OFB Foundation seeks to increase annual gifts, providing flexible, immediately available funds, in support of Foundation-wide priorities.
The act of giving is deeply personal and inherently rewarding, especially when you know that your generosity is having the impact that you desire. Our campaign, Strong Foundation, seeks to unite hundreds of families, individuals, and industry partners in the shared goal of building a stronger Ohio.
By making a gift, you will be joining Farm Bureau members in support of our common values and in a shared vision of meaningful giving. Your contribution of any size can be directed to one of the Foundation’s initiatives or used to establish a personal fund focused on things that matter to you most. Either way, you’ll be joining others across the state who share your desire in supporting local programs, funding scholarships, and driving economic development.
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