The Ohio Landowner Hunter Access Partnership provides annual payments to landowners for providing hunting access to their property.Read More
The first session of AgriPOWER IX got off to a great start at the Ohio Farm Bureau offices in Columbus. The session began with introductory presentations from each class member that detailed their connection to agriculture, and it was interesting to see all the different ways that people can be involved in our industry.
We toured both the offices at Ohio Farm Bureau and the historical archives of the Nationwide Insurance Company. It was fascinating to learn the history of Nationwide Insurance and how it began business as the Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. While in the archive “vault,” we were able to view the original ledger that detailed the first policy sold by the company. Ohio Farm Bureau and Nationwide still have a strong partnership with several Ohio Farm Bureau members serving on the board of directors for Nationwide Insurance.
Prior to our meeting we all took the StrengthsFinder assessment to determine our top 5 talents. By focusing on your strengths, you can begin to accomplish much more than by spending lots of time trying to shore up your weaknesses. Because everyone has different strengths, it was interesting to discuss each other’s results and figure out ways to work more collaboratively with those individuals.
There are 6 more sessions left in Agripower IX and I am looking forward to learning about different ways I can promote agriculture. Our next meeting is in Findlay where we will tour an ethanol production facility, as well as the Blanchard River Demonstration Farm Network.
I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.Available scholarships
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.Leadership development
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.Business Solutions
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.Young Ag Professionals program
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
Safety Intervention Grants are available to provide financial assistance toward the purchase of equipment to sustainably reduce or eliminate injuries and illness associated with a particular task or operation.Read More
Farm Credit Mid-America operating loans offer cash back, flexibility and a tailored, one-on-one experience with a farmer-owned lender.Read More
Ohio Farm Bureau wrote a letter to Ohio’s congressional delegation urging swift action to avert a rail strike or lockout that would lead to shutdowns or slowdowns of rail-dependent facilities.Read More
Ohio Farm Bureau staff members Julie Shull, Jennifer Taylor and Kelsey Turner have been elevated to director positions within Ohio’s largest farm and food organization.Read More
I came home from Communications Boot Camp knowing that I would be using this priceless opportunity that I had participated in to continue to speak for agriculture and my Ohio Farm Bureau.Read More
A $25,000 gift from The Kroger Co. serves as a match for the upcoming national day of philanthropy Nov. 29.Read More
28 counties across Ohio became eligible for disaster assistance through designations from USDA and Gov. Mike DeWine.Read More