Ohio Farm Bureau Centennial

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

Promotional Items: Vintage T-shirts, pint glasses, hats, jackets and metal signs.

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

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 will be raffled, plus members can order a gun of their own, choosing caliber and type of gun. Raffle tickets are on sale now and winners will be drawn April 1, 2019 by 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. There is no limit on tickets to be sold. Purchase tickets
  • Placing a new historic marker 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.
  • A special Centennial exhibit at the 2019 Ohio State Fair.
  • 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. A limited release Centennial wine is available from The Winery at Wolf Creek.

Online Extra

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Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.