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Additional virtual training sessions have been scheduled for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation workers’ compensation group rating program participants and members seeking to protect their operations, thanks to Nationwide.

Each year, Ohio Farm Bureau members who participate in group rating for their workers’ compensation coverage save millions of dollars in annual premium. This is possible because of work places that operate safely while protecting their employees. As a program sponsor, the Ohio Farm Bureau promotes and provides relevant safety training opportunities to help maintain employer eligibility for group rating discounts.

Join Matt Ludwig with Nationwide Risk Management, as he shares his years of experience and carefully crafted messaging in helping to ensure your family, farm and future are protected. Each session covers two topics.

March 23

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Farm Equipment Safety

This training will include safe operating of mobile equipment including tractor roll over prevention, proper use of ATVs and safe operation of equipment.

Rural Road Safety

This training is for anyone directly involved in transporting materials or giving workers instructions on how to do so. Program addresses the use of farm equipment on public roads. 

March 24

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Contingency Planning 

Are you ready in case you have a loss? What if your combine shuts down at harvest time? What if you have a fire or lose income-producing property to wildfire? This session will help attendees identify risks, hazards and assets and help them start thinking about what their options are with regard to getting started back up. This type of planning is a necessary step in helping to protect your income stream.

How to Avoid Taking on Other’s Liabilities – Identify Contractual Risk Transfer Issues

Ludwig will discuss liability exposures that could be faced when using labor contractors or other third party vendors. He also will cover the importance of the use of written contracts to help mitigate exposure.

March 25

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Agritourism Liability

The presentation addresses agritourism activities such as: haunted farms, corn mazes, hay rides, petting zoos, pick your own operations and roadside stands. The focus of the presentation will be on liability associated with these activities and how to mitigate this liability.

Ag Crime Prevention

Theft statistics will be discussed, specifically the types of equipment that are frequently stolen, thefts by month, types of theft, crime prevention tips, tips to protect your property, chemical protection, container thefts, what to do when a crime occurs and Nationwide’s Crime and/or Arson Reward Program.

Online extra

Ohio Safety Congress & Expo takes place virtually March 10-11, 2021.

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

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