Guernsey County Farm Bureau members served as delegates to the 98th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in Columbus. They are (front row from left) Joseph Smith, New Concord; Robert Gray, Freeport and Betsy Anderson, Organization Director; (back row) Milton Durben, Cambridge and William Domitrovic, Cumberland.
The delegates established the organization’s policy on protecting members’ rights as parties to oil and gas leases, funding for Ohio’s roads and bridges and voluntary tracking of best farm management practices that improve the quality of Ohio’s waters. Delegates also discussed the huge property tax increases farmers are experiencing and efforts to obtain legislative relief.
Ohio Farm Bureau is the state’s largest and most inclusive food and farm organization.