The development of agricultural advocates creates a voice for the industry – OFBF hosted a four-county Farm Bureau Leadership Group for a state government day in Columbus; and hosted and coordinated the seventh and final installment of AgriPOWER Institute leadership program.
Sound legal information helps farmers operate their businesses – OFBF’s legal team gave a presentation to agricultural and agribusiness employers concerning recent updates on labor law and immigration law affecting agriculture.
Addressing individual members’ questions is a benefit of Farm Bureau membership – OFBF assisted a member with various drainage and easement concerns.
Farm Bureau can offer expertise on agricultural issues – OFBF gave presentations on animal rights/welfare issues to Paulding County Farm Bureau, OSU Extension’s farmers’ meeting and the Seneca County Cattlemen’s Association. OFBF staff also helped facilitate the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association’s and Ohio Sheep and Wool Program’s strategic planning exercise and gave a multi-county presentation in Mansfield on roadway safety.
Land and water resources need continued attention – OFBF staff participated in the third meeting of the Upper Wabash Nutrient Management Steering Committee hosted by the Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District and included a tour of Grand Lake St. Mary’s and the Upper Wabash River watersheds.