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Being a member of Ohio Farm Bureau means having access to a suite of first-class business solutions that enhance your operation’s bottom line. Here is a small sampling of what is available to members.

Farm Labor Solution:

Great Lakes Ag Labor Services
Founded by Michigan Farm Bureau in 2014, Great Lakes Agricultural Labor Services, LLC is a full service agent helping farms secure labor through the H-2A foreign worker visa program. GLALS’ team works closely with farm sector employers to ensure their agricultural business is properly staffed, prepared and everyone is on the same page. Farmers looking for H-2A labor next summer and fall should contact Great Lakes now to get the process started. Visit the Great Lakes Ag Labor website or call for more information: 517-679-4779.

Farm Banking Solution:

Farm Bureau Bank
Since 1999, Farm Bureau Bank has served members across the country, delivering a banking experience tailored specifically for the Farm Bureau family. It works with Farm Bureaus in 45 states, including Ohio, and continues to grow as it provides new ways for Farm Bureau members to bank. The bank helps grow traditions, gives back to agricultural communities and offers financial convenience for farmers’ unique way of life.

Energy Solution:

Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program
The Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program is partnering with New Wave Energy Corporation. New Wave Energy is an electricity and natural gas supplier, offering low-cost energy supply to homes, farms and businesses across New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Since its inception in 2018, the Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program, a trusted business solution for members with energy needs, has been helping members through energy education as well as financial savings on electricity and natural gas.

Take advantage of these Ohio Farm Bureau member benefits.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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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