Ohio Farm Bureau volunteers and staff worked tirelessly throughout another challenging membership campaign in 2021 and helped the organization increase its “active” membership, which now exceeds the 68,000 member mark. Hocking County Farm Bureau earned the prestigious Milestone award for achieving active farmer and ag professional member gain. Active members are farmers or other Ohioans whose jobs or livelihoods are directly impacted by the agricultural industry. As active members, they are eligible to vote on Farm Bureau policies and hold elective office in the organization.
“Hocking County Farm Bureau members are advocates for agriculture and advocates for our community,” said Organization Director Ivory Harlow. In 2021, the Hocking County Farm Bureau will continue to advance policy on issues important to farmers including: rural broadband, timber management, water quality, and the local food supply chain. The county Farm Bureau supported local youth purchasing 10 livestock projects at the 2020 Junior Fair Sale. This year the Hocking County Farm Bureau awarded three scholarships to youth pursuing higher education. Farm Bureau members invite the public to join us in a celebration of agriculture and community at the 12th Annual Ag Days, May 15-16, 2021, at the Hocking County Fairgrounds in Logan.
“We welcome new members into our Ohio Farm Bureau family to have an even greater impact in 2021 and beyond,” Harlow shared.
“It seems with every year comes more challenges for Ohio agriculture and every one of those challenges confirms the importance of being a Farm Bureau member,” said Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau. “From strengthening the food supply chain to connecting rural Ohio with reliable broadband to protecting landowner’s rights, our members know that joining this organization gives them a strong voice to speak up for issues important to them. The gain in membership numbers shows our members’ continued trust in Ohio Farm Bureau, and that motivates us to take on all of the challenges that lie ahead.”
The membership campaign for 2022 is already underway. To find out more about becoming a member of Ohio Farm Bureau or to volunteer to help the grassroots organization continue to grow, visit ofbf.org/membership.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ofbf.org.