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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.

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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