For Immediate Release
September 28, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has reached statewide membership gain with 214,391 members. It is the 43rd time in the past 44 years that the state’s largest farming and food organization has achieved membership growth.
Ohio Farm Bureau is an advocate for farmers and consumers, working in public policy, food and animal issues and communications. The organization works alongside county Farm Bureaus to serve their local communities and provides a variety of savings and incentive programs to its members.
OFBF accomplishments this year that helped build membership included repeal of Ohio’s estate tax, preservation of key farm and food funding in the state budget, assured protections for farm animals and their owners and enhanced environmental assistance.
Among the more popular member savings programs are Nationwide Insurance, Medical Mutual of Ohio individual health policies, a $500 discount on GM vehicles plus discounts on health and wellness, travel and recreation, financial services and farm, small business and home supplies. OFBF also offers a $2,500 property protection reward program.
Membership increased among both farmer members and associate members. Associates are members who are gardeners, food enthusiasts, enjoy agricultural experiences and can take advantage of the savings programs.
“Everything we accomplish in Farm Bureau, including membership growth, is because of our dedicated member-volunteers,” said John C. “Jack” Fisher, OFBF’s executive vice president. “I want to congratulate our volunteers, county and state leaders, our friends at Nationwide and our staff members for making this a very productive year.”
For information about joining Ohio Farm Bureau visit GrowWithFB.org.
CONTACT: Joe Cornely
PHONE: (614) 246-8230
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