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

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

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
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 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
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
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

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