One in eight jobs in Ohio are connected to the agriculture industry. These jobs are all essential to the health of the entire agriculture community and include everyone from farmers to truck drivers hauling grain to food processors and food service employees.

Ohio Farm Bureau has expanded its definition of active member to reflect these necessary parts of agriculture. Since making that change, Farm Bureau is now working to identify all of our community-designated Farm Bureau members who meet this new definition and should be considered an active member. If you are designated as a community member in our organization, you have access to  many discounts and services; however, you are not able to vote for your county Farm Bureau trustees or on policies which support agriculture and consumers.

We know over time a member’s status may have changed. With that in mind, we are reaching out to ask, “Do you or your spouse have a job or involved in an activity that would make you eligible to be classified as an ACTIVE MEMBER?” Examples of occupations and pursuits qualifying you as an active member include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Farming – includes crops, hay and/or livestock
  • Beekeeping, fruit trees, vineyard, ornamental horticulture and/or landscaping
  • Buying or inheriting land that is being farmed by someone else, grows timber, and/or is enrolled in a conservation program
  • A job in food processing, environmental stewardship/conservation, or in support of agriculture
  • Enrolled as a student majoring in an agriculture-related field

Changing your membership from community member to active member will not impact your dues rates or your renewal date. The biggest benefit of changing your membership is you will start receiving more information and invitations to events pertinent to those in agriculture.

If you believe you should be considered an active member, complete this two minute form. Your county Farm Bureau board has final approval of membership category changes.

If you have any questions, we can be reached at 800-327-6055. Thank you for your membership with Farm Bureau!

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As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Policy Development
If you have issues with local planning or have legal questions, someone at the Farm Bureau has the answer for you, or they’ll connect you with someone who does.
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Gayle Hansen

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau

Hansen's Greenhouse
Farm Bureau is an incredible organization that has given me countless professional development opportunities in addition to advocating for all sizes and types of farmers.
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Shana Angel

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau

We go to a lot of Farm Bureau events, and there’s a lot of camaraderie built because you’re meeting with people who have similar interests and goals.
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Andy Hollenback

Licking County Farm Bureau

Event Calendar
Through its policies it brings together people in the agricultural community and invests in building vibrant communities that support agriculture.
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Eric Bernstein

Wyandot County Farm Bureau

Future employees, leaders
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, D.C.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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