Gov. Mike DeWine signed HB172. What’s in the bill when it comes to personal firework displays, safety precautions and property owners?Read More
My name is Marissa Mulligan, and I am the new Policy Outreach Fellow for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. I am excited to begin my work researching policies that affect the members of Farm Bureau around the state of Ohio.
The fellowship program, now in its second year, is an exciting initiative for Farm Bureau. It provides pathways to leadership for young agricultural professionals like myself, and works toward the organization’s mission of working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. The yearlong program is research-intensive, but also features educational opportunities to help participants grow their skill set as professionals in the field of food production and agriculture.
I grew up in Philadelphia, but currently reside in Franklin County. Raised in a city, my connection to agriculture was minimal. However, agriculture became a part of my life when I started in the Ohio State University Animal Sciences Department. The classes I attended in the department gave the hands-on experience I needed for my interest to flourish. My passion for farming and advocacy truly came to fruition when I started my internship at Harrison Farm in Canal Winchester. This small sheep and goat farm gave me the opportunity to do exactly what I love and grow as a young professional in agriculture.
This past year I participated in AgriPOWER, a leadership program through the Ohio Farm Bureau. I was so blessed to receive that opportunity to develop as an individual and a leader. Throughout the program, I began to comprehend how a grassroots organization can make an impact on the legislative process. I hope the research I conduct in this position can aid the OFBF public policy department to support food and farm communities around the state. I am eager to explore opportunities that bridge the gap between producers and consumers.
As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.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.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.
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.Event Calendar
Through its policies it brings together people in the agricultural community and invests in building vibrant communities that support agriculture.Kalmbach Feeds
The latest Feeding Minds author is Ohio Farm Bureau member Michelle Houts of Celina.Read More
Adele Flynn was one of 13 women leaders that graduated from the American Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Communications Boot Camp.Read More
The House of Representatives recently passed the long-awaited Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The legislation contains investments in traditional infrastructure that will benefit farmers and rural communities.Read More