Our Ohio Weekly

Creating opportunities and increasing demand for soybeans means farmers that grow the commodity will get more money for every bushel. That is the task for the Ohio Soybean Council, more commonly known as the Soybean Checkoff. Promoting effective policies and legislation at the state and national levels for those same farmers falls in the purview of the Ohio Soybean Association. Hear from leaders from both organizations on this Our Ohio Weekly.

00:00 – Kirk Merritt, executive director of the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Soybean Association and Ryan Rhodes, president of the Ohio Soybean Association and Marion County farmer talk about Ohio’s soybean industry.

23:50 – On “To the Beat of Agriculture,” meet Christy Bachman, winner of the 2020 Golden Owl Award, given to Ohio’s top ag educator.

32:20 – Ohio Farm Bureau’s Melinda Witten gives all of the details on the organization’s first ever “remote” annual meeting.

42:20 – Henry County Farm Bureau won a County Activities of Excellence Award from American Farm Bureau. That county’s Organization Director, Roy Norman, talks about the nationally recognized Farmer and Landowner Appreciation Dinner event.

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.
Shana Angel's avatar
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.
Austin Heil's avatar
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.
Eric Bernstein 's avatar
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.
Gayle Hansen's avatar
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.
Mary Smallsreed's avatar
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.
Andy Hollenback's avatar
Andy Hollenback

Licking County Farm Bureau

Event Calendar
Suggested Tags: