The 2023 Ohio Agriculture and Rural Communities Action plan provides a blueprint for policymakers and Ohio Farm Bureau members to bolster Ohio’s agriculture industry and our rural communities.Read More
Amy Beth Graves writes a great feature on historic farms in Ohio with lots of fun facts. Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Historic Family Farms program has recognized more than 1,350 century, sesquicentennial and bicentennial farms since 1993.
Blessed Criations Alpaca Ranch is profiled, with information on the farm and the wool making aspect to their business in Preble County.
Readers are provided an update on what some counties are doing to combat the opioid epidemic, particularly in Guernsey County.
The Our Community feature is about a Boy Scouts ag day. Dozens of Boy Scouts explored topics including wildlife management, beekeeping, fire safety, insects and weather as part of Jefferson County Farm Bureau’s Agriculture Merit Badge Day. The event received a County Activities of Excellence award from American Farm Bureau Federation.
The food feature story showcases Ohio State Fair grand champion market turkey winners the Pozderacs from Knox County, and recipes feature turkey and other holiday fare.
Across the Table talks about the CAUV tax program and, as always there is a list of Grow & Know events and the #PictureOhio feature. The final installment of Union County farmer Ron Burns “a year in the life” is included, as well as a story on DIY holiday greenery.
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
More than 500 Farm Bureau members took part in the 2023 winter conference, where they enjoyed networking, expert sessions and inspiring messages.Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine announced he will nominate Brian Baldridge of Winchester to be the next director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.Read More
Through 14 scholarship funds, nearly 50 awards will be made to deserving students. The deadline to apply online is March 31.Read More
International Food Solutions is receiving a grant to help redevelop and expand a vacant building in Cleveland into a plant with the capacity to process 60 million pounds of poultry.Read More