electric vehicles

The first electric vehicle was created in 1832. Needless to say the technology has come a long way since that time, and now there are more than 10 million electric vehicles on the road. The vast majority of them are on California, New York, Florida and Texas highways, but when will we start seeing them in rural areas and even put to use on farms? On this Our Ohio Weekly, we take a look into electric vehicles and agriculture.

Our Ohio Weekly · EVs and Agriculture

00:00 – Secretary of State Frank LaRose is looking for people to work the polls Nov. 2. He talks about the process and the benefits of working on Election Day.

05:05 – Dale Arnold, Ohio Farm Bureau director of energy policy and Dr. Scott Shearer, a professor and chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Ohio State University talk about the future of EV use in agriculture.

23:50 – On this week’s edition of To the Beat of Agriculture, meet Kyle Stockton, the recipient of Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2021 Outstanding Young Farmer Award and learn how he is leading the next generation of farmers.

32:20 – October is Cooperative Month. Tara Durbin, Farm Credit Mid-America senior vice president agricultural lending  discusses the advantages and benefits of being part of a co-op.

42:20 – The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association just wrapped up its 2021 Ohio fairs season. OHHA’s Frank Fraas has a recap.

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.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Farm Labor Resources
I appreciate the benefit of having a strong voice in my corner. The extras that are included in membership are wonderful, but I'm a member because of the positive impact to my local and state agricultural communities.
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

Strong communities
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
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
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
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
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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