Across Ohio, there are opportunities to get out to the farm and enjoy tourism activities.Read More
How Ohio Farm Bureau works with different commodity groups for the betterment of Ohio farmers is a yearlong focus in Our Ohio in 2020. Beginning with cattlemen in the January/February issue of the magazine, we move to our partnerships with corn and wheat growers in the March/April edition of our Working Together series.
Also inside this issue is a feature about how the number of women in agriculture increased statistically in the 2017 ag census, but their influence has always been felt. Yet now more and more, women are recognized as the decision makers on the family farm.
Speaking of the census, 2020 is a U.S. Census year. Local officials, many of whom are farmers, stress the importance of being counted this year and how a correct population count can affect federal dollars flowing into rural counties in the Buckeye State.
We also talk with leaders at OSU Wooster about changes within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, which have helped bring the college together with a single focus to further students in building careers in agriculture. A feature about county Farm Bureaus from across the state that have done outstanding work in their local communities this year is also included in this issue.
A trio of new student chefs from Lorain County Community College’s Culinary Arts program bring to life recipes in Our Ohio throughout 2020, and their beef recipes are featured in the March/April issue of the magazine.
In his column Across The Table, Ohio Farm Bureau’s Executive Vice President Adam Sharp talks about Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative and what is in it for farmers. The answer? A lot – for farmers who want to get funding and use the best water conservation practices on their farms.
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.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.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.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.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.Leadership development
Grant proposals are due by Nov. 4; all grant applicants must participate in a pre-submission pitch session Oct. 11.Read More
Farm Bureau’s message to lawmakers this week was to keep the trains moving and not to put more pressure on an already bogged down supply chain.Read More
Twenty Ohio Farm Bureau leaders are serving on the 2022 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.Read More
Coverage from the annual county leaders trip to Washington, D.C.Read More
I hope you will consider Justices DeWine, Fischer and Kennedy to maintain common sense and an added layer of certainty that is needed to secure a viable and successful precedent for our Farm Bureau members and all of rural Ohio.Read More
‘I was able to step away from the session with many skills I cannot wait to implement in my professional and personal life.’ ~ Renee HamiltonRead More