The membership team of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and volunteers throughout the state set some lofty goals at the start of the 2019 membership campaign.
After a full year of countless events, meetings, phone calls and contacts, those efforts culminated into goals being met and exceeded, as the final tally for active membership gain came in at 107.2%, year over year.
“These accomplishments would not be possible without the leadership of our county membership coordinators and the commitment of their dedicated teams of volunteers that invite their family, friends, neighbors and local businesses to join them as a member of our organization,” said Paul Lyons, Ohio Farm Bureau’s vice president of membership. “Achieving these goals has even greater meaning, as we celebrate 100 years of doing the important work of our organization.”
An impressive 81 counties received the Milestone Award for achieving a gain in farmer and ag professional members, and 14 volunteers won the Murray Lincoln Award for signing up at least 50 new members to Ohio Farm Bureau.
“Our members are the core of all the efforts that we make every day on behalf of farmers,” said Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau. “Our outstanding membership achievements offer insights to measure our work. The gains we have seen over the past year give our organization a great message and motivation to continue engaging in issues important to rural Ohio.”
At the same time these achievements are being recognized, the 2020 membership campaign has begun.
Photo caption: Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau membership volunteers celebrate a successful end to the 2019 membership campaign. Active membership goals for OFBF were met statewide.