Ohio Farm Bureau at Farm Science Review

The Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, which was held online last year because of the pandemic, will return this year to be live and in person for the 59th annual event. Farm Science Review attracts over 100,000 visitors from all over the United States and Canada, who come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors, and learn the latest in agricultural production. On this week’s Our Ohio Weekly, learn more about this year’s Farm Science Review.

00:00 – Farm Science Review manager, Nick Zachrich, and OSU Extension Educator Brooke Beam give a preview of this year’s event.

16:50 – A new infrastructure bill has passed the Senate and is on its way to the House. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Brandon Kern discusses what this legislation would mean for agriculture in Ohio and across the country.

23:50 – “To the Beat of Agriculture”, northeast Ohio’s Lori Keener shares the story of the trust her family put into the Ohio Farm Bureau and Nationwide over many generations after he experience of turning in a decades old life policy.

32:20 – More than 830 river miles are protected in the Ohio scenic river system, with some new designations being proposed. Ohio Farm Bureau policy counsel, Leah Curtis, discusses The Ohio Scenic Rivers Program.

42:20 – Shelby County Farm Bureau organization director, Jill Smith, has information about the upcoming Growing Women in Agriculture: An Empowerment Celebration coming up next month.

Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.
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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland 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
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
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
Jim Bruner's avatar
Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
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
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

Advocacy
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