Hundreds of Ohio Farm Bureau members, including representatives from
Cuyahoga Farm Bureau, gathered in downtown Columbus to meet one-on-
one with their state senators and representatives during Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Ag Day at the Capital Feb. 19.

Ohio Farm Bureau priority issues such as water quality, the farm economy, energy and the development of young and beginning farmers were discussed, along with a host of other community issues.

Attendees also took part in a “fireside chat,” as OFBF Executive Vice President
Adam Sharp sat down with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of
Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda to discuss the H2Ohio initiative, trade and
farm stress, among other topics.

The annual Ag Day at the Capital event embodies the grassroots efforts of Ohio
Farm Bureau member volunteers. Donita Anderson was there on behalf of Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau.

In addition to Gov. DeWine and Director Pelanda, they also heard from OFBF
President Frank Burkett, Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof and Ohio House
Speaker Larry Householder before meeting with legislators at The Statehouse.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance
agriculture and strengthen our communities.

L-R – Farm Bureau members John Wallrabenstein & Jody Hanko (Erie County), Donita Anderson (Cuyahoga County), Dean Shiller & Gary Finke (Ottawa County) and Paul DeMuth (Erie County) visited the Statehouse in Columbus to talk with their legislators  for AgDay 2020.


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

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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

Future employees, leaders
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

Hansen's Greenhouse
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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