OFBF urges all to cast ballots on Election Day

Ohio Farm Bureau is encouraging everyone to “get out” and vote on Election Day, Nov. 8. In order to be an informed voter, Ohio Farm Bureau has published an Election Guide to help members get to know some of the candidates better and identify those who’ve earned Farm Bureau’s“Friend of Agriculture” and “Friend of Farm Bureau” designations. The Election Guide is included in the September/October mailing of Buckeye Farm News or can be downloaded. You must log in to ofbf.org to verify your membership before the guide can be accessed.

Both American Farm Bureau and Ohio Farm Bureau have a process to determine candidates that have demonstrated support for agriculture and have voting records supportive of Farm Bureau priorities such as trade, GMO labeling, tax policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency overreach and infrastructure funding.

The Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee (AGGPAC) is Ohio Farm Bureau’s political action committee that routinely monitors the voting records and political campaigns of Ohio’s elected officials at the state and national levels. Candidates are screened by local Farm Bureau members to determine if they are agriculture friendly and then AGGPAC supports their campaign.

A broader view of the national campaigns can be found at American Farm Bureau’s website, election16.fb.org. By clicking on the state map, you can select “Ohio” and find an electronic version of Ohio Farm Bureau’s Election Guide.

To assist in learning about Ohio judges and the court system, visit the Judicial Votes Count website.

Judicial Votes Count is a nonpartisan partnership committed to providing Ohio voters with everything needed to make informed choices about judicial candidates, including:

  • Why the candidate is running
  • Their legal experience
  • What judges do



Kelli Milligan Stammen is director of publications for the Ohio Farm Bureau.