Ohio Farm Bureau Centennial

Dec. 6-7, Ohio Farm Bureau held its 100th Annual Meeting in Columbus, kicking off a yearlong celebration of our Centennial in 2019. Ohio Farm Bureau was founded Jan. 27, 1919 on the campus of Ohio State University.

The centennial is a celebration of the people who have each played a part in Farm Bureau’s success over the years, and members are invited to participate in this milestone for our organization.

Keepsakes for purchase online

The Centennial Store is now available online to purchase items:

History Book: Enjoy our story and photographs in this commemorative book.

Commemorative Artwork — Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas County Farm Bureaus have commissioned original artwork from Dave Barnhouse.

A new OFBF store opened February, 2020. Check out the items available including T-shirts, water bottles, child and baby clothing, hats and more.

The celebration continues throughout 2019 with activities such as:

  • Gun Raffle — A Henry Big Boy 44 magnum, a Henry Golden Boy 22 long rifle and a Ruger American Rimfire Farmer edition were raffled April 1 and winners have been notified. Even though the raffle has ended, anyone can order a gun of their own, choosing caliber and type of gun.
  • A new historic marker was placed on Ohio State University’s campus that commemorates our founding on Jan. 27, 1919.
  • Painting our vintage inspired Centennial logo on Ohio barns across the state.
  • Throwback Thursday history highlights on social media.

A new Centennial beer from North High Brewing, a Farm Bureau group member, debuted at the annual meeting. It is sold wherever North High Brewing beer is distributed statewide. Locations

Cover Crop Beer T-shirts are available as well.

A limited release Centennial wine is available from The Winery at Wolf Creek.

Online Extras

Read about the 100th annual meeting events

Listen to a Town Hall Ohio radio show about the centennial and the organization’s history

Ohio Farm Bureau – 100 years

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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Farm Labor Resources
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

Strong communities
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
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.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
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.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
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
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

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