Ty Higgins joined Ohio Farm Bureau as its director of media relations in January, after spending several years as a farm broadcaster with Ohio Ag Net. Higgins grew up in agriculture, spending much of his time on his grandparents’ farms in Licking County. Helping farm families through media advocacy is his role now, but he has been an advocate for farmers in a big way for a long time.

Last year, the self-proclaimed “dairy kid” started a social media campaign with the hashtag #10GallonChallenge to help bring awareness to the challenges a glut of milk has brought to dairy farmers across the state and the country. It quickly grew into a nationwide movement that is still alive today.

Recently, Higgins donated another 10 gallons to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, which serves 20 counties in Ohio. The #10GallonChallenge has now taken place in all 50 states.

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

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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

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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

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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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