The Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program is a valuable new benefit for the organization’s members that will provide education and protection for energy consumers and offers cost savings to eligible participants. As an added bonus, Farm Bureau’s partner, Community Energy Advisors, will award three $500 quarterly prizes to winning Farm Bureau members between now and the end of 2018.

“Making smart choices on energy can be complicated. Our goal with this program is to make it easier for our members, and maybe save them some money,” said Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau.

All Farm Bureau members, whether they live on farms or in cities, can participate. The protection aspects of the program will advise Farm Bureau members on such things as their rights as energy consumers, how to handle energy service solicitors, how to assess contracts, and avoid scams and fraud.  Education components keep members on top of changes in the energy marketplace, advise on new regulations and rate changes and provide energy efficiency tips. Members served by for-profit utilities may see an average 10 percent cost savings on electricity or natural gas through a process that requires suppliers to compete for the member’s business. There is no cost to the program. Members can call 800-830-3501 or visit ofbf.org/savings to learn more.

Three members will be randomly selected in each month of June, September and December for $500 awards. No purchase is necessary and winners must be Farm Bureau members at the time of entry and of the drawing. Enter at ofbf.org/savings.

 “Members have asked for help with energy issues and costs for many years. We’ve done our homework, found the right partner and created this program to give members some real benefits,” Sharp said. 

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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland County Farm Bureau

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.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
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.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
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.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Advocacy
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