Save on on utility bills and learn more about energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives also available.Read More
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.
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.
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.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.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.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.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.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.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.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
The guide includes a farm driver checklist, overview of state and federal regulations and exemptions, CDL qualifications and more.
Lower, predictable costs and easier administration make it a great alternative to Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans, letting you focus on running your business — not your health plan.Read More
Farm Bureau members can share a current electric or natural gas bill with Energy Program partner Community Energy Advisors for a free analysis.Read More
The OFB Health Benefits Plan offers potential savings for Ohio farmers and small businesses with 1-50 employees.Read More
The new 40-page Ohio Landowner Toolkit contains essential information prepared by Ohio Farm Bureau’s legal team that will help answer questions unique to property owners.Read More
On this Ohio Farm Bureau Podcast find out why your electricity bill may be shockingly higher and how to see if you are getting the best deal on your energy and health care costs.Read More
Dale Arnold, director of energy development at Ohio Farm Bureau, led an informational session regarding and then had an exclusive discussion regarding solar issues with current Farm Bureau members.Read More
Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program offers members information regarding available competitive supply options that may lower energy costs.Read More