For most of the past two years, while most of the world was put on pause, farmers never stopped working and neither did their associations. Along with Ohio Farm Bureau, organizations like the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association and Ohio Soybean Association continue to advocate for trade policies that work for Ohio farmers, as well as monitor water quality and biofuel legislation, engage legislators and regulators, and talk with our farmer members. On this Our Ohio Weekly, hear from leaders of Ohio’s corn, wheat and soybean groups.

00:00 – Tadd Nicholson and Kirk Merritt, executive directors of Ohio Corn and Wheat and Ohio Soybean, respectively, give a recap of 2021 and what their members can expect in 2022.

16:50 – Jay Truitt with Policy Matters talks about things happening in Washington, D.C. that could have major implications for rural Ohio.

23:50 – On this week’s “To the Beat of Agriculture,” hear from retired physician James Linne, who found a passion for soil conservation and how his journey led to him winning the Cooperator of the Year and a more recent recognition from the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

32:20 – Leah Curtis, policy counsel with Ohio Farm Bureau, talks about possible Force Majeure happening in Ohio and gives details on the state’s new fireworks law.

42:20 – The American Farm Trail app is a new agritourism app from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Find out more about it from the foundation’s Executive Director Daniel Meloy.

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Eric Bernstein

Wyandot County Farm Bureau

Future employees, leaders
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
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
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

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

Event Calendar
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
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