Sauder Village’s newest initiative is a 1920s Main Street Community. This walk-through time experience, which is already under construction, replicates key businesses along a “main street” community typical of the 1920s.  As you may know, Ohio Farm Bureau, founded in 1919, was hitting its stride in the 1920s, culminating in the foundation of the Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company in 1926. We think a Farm Bureau office on Main Street could offer visitors a perspective of our organization’s history and modern relevance.

Sauder Village leadership has presented us with a unique opportunity to fund the creation of the Farm Bureau office on Main Street and we are inviting county Farm Bureaus in the region to help us make this dream a reality. Fulton County Farm Bureau is leading a campaign to raise $60,000 over three years to fund this project.

We are asking Farm Bureau members to contribute $50 or more to this effort. The Ohio Farm Bureau will match the county Farm Bureau contributions up to $15,000. You can choose to donate in one lump sum, or spread the total payment over three years. 

Sauder Village is a statewide destination and we feel Farm Bureau should have a presence there. By combining our dollars from county Farm Bureaus, individual members and Ohio Farm Bureau, we can make this vision a reality.

I’m sure you have questions and we would welcome a follow up discussion. You can view this video to see and hear more about this project. In the meantime, please contact Organization Director Roy Norman at [email protected] or          419-356-0008 for questions.

If you are ready to make a contribution today, please do so by visiting www.ofbfoundation.org/saudervillage

I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.
Bethany Starlin's avatar
Bethany Starlin

Hocking County Farm Bureau

Available scholarships
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
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton 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.
Mandy Way's avatar
Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
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.
Austin Heil's avatar
Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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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