The Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee wants to hear from you. The committee is interested in Farm Bureau members’ ideas as to the major issues and community needs.

COVID-19 and social distancing has certainly been a large part of Ohioans’ lives over the past several weeks and will likely continue for some time into the future. Traditionally, in late spring and continuing into the next couple of months, information gathering meetings are held to identify issues of importance for members. With an unknown end to social distancing in sight, a short survey has been created to help surface local, state and national ideas for policy development consideration.

This survey is designed to assist the Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee in identifying issues facing members. Member input will allow them to proceed in the development of policies and programs that will help address the issues identified.

Please answer each question with a clear, descriptive response by Aug. 1, 2020.  Thank you for your participation.

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.
Matt Aultman's avatar
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.
Jenna Gregorich's avatar
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.
Jaclyn De Candio's avatar
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.
Mary Smallsreed's avatar
Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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