Farmers Crossing Vendors

Farm Bureau members Lisa Row-Taylor of Bloomfield Meadows in Centerburg and Christy Hulse of Buckeye Country Creamery in Ashland were winners of the Farm Bureau vendor space giveaway at Farmers Crossing, a new Farm Bureau-sponsored area which was part of the Mid-America Restaurant Expo presented by the Ohio Restaurant Association in January. The Farmers Crossing area was dedicated to local farmers and highlighted the farm-to-table concept.

More on this year’s event can be found on a recent Town Hall Ohio podcast.

“We were pleasantly surprised after we left the show with a large stack of business cards from all different businesses that could help us grow — distributors, restaurants interested in buying our products, business that sell equipment we use, etc.  We are always thankful for all Ohio Farm Bureau does for our small business on legislation. Today, we are thankful for thinking outside the box and connecting our farm products to more consumers!” — Christy Hulse

Ohio Farm Bureau membership

Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.
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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
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
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
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
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

Advocacy
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