The 2023 Young Ag Professionals Winter Leadership Experience was held this past weekend at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio….Read More
The Clermont County Farm Bureau hosted its 2022 policy development meeting April 7 at the 4-H Hall in Ag Center Complex on the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville. The purpose of this grassroots policy proposal process is to hear from our members and community leaders on issues Farm Bureau should address. Attendees are encouraged to address new issues they confront on a regular basis that need some light shed on them. These issues can pertain to the organization on the local, state and national levels.
For those who aren’t familiar with grassroots or Farm Bureau’s policy development process, it all starts right here in our communities. Our county Farm Bureau hosts this meeting with local officials, leaders and farmers. From all of this input, the local policy development committee reviews current policy and adds new policies based on member and community input. Do you have a suggestion? Please email your suggestion to [email protected] for the committee to review. Each of the proposed policies are voted on at our county annual meeting in the fall.
From there, the county proposals are submitted to Ohio Farm Bureau. A state policy development committee of policy staff, Farm Bureau members, state trustees and field staff is created through nominations from the county Farm Bureaus. Prior year’s topics included broadband, forestry, meat inspection, state and county emergency coordination, agricultural conservation, climate change and sustainable farming.
Through sharing and explaining, research and compromise, the committees come up with strong policy recommendations for Farm Bureau member delegates to discuss and vote on in December at the state annual meeting. National policies adopted at the annual meeting will then be escalated to the American Farm Bureau, where members throughout the nation will vote and set national policy.
Participants on Thursday included local representation from the Clermont County Farm Bureau board, Clermont County Auditor, Clermont County Sherriff’s office, local Nationwide insurance agents, OSU Extension and the Clermont County Soil & Water Conservation District.
I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.Available scholarships
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
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
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.Business Solutions
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
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
Stay tuned for all of the exciting events and things we do for our members in 2023, have a great holiday season and a Happy New Year!Read More
Members networked with new individuals from all over the state while voting on policies for the organization to adopt, and counties were recognized with special awards.Read More
All applications must be received by 4 p.m. on March 23, 2023.Read More
Our board trustees are volunteers, and we are thankful for the opportunity to recognize them for their year-round efforts.Read More
We look forward to continuing to work with these local businesses to bring value to our Farm Bureau members through events, savings, and educational content!Read More
Eight diverse farms and markets opened their gates and doors for the public to experience local agriculture firsthand.Read More
On our Clermont County Board of Trustees, we have several members that have small local ag businesses that we would love to showcase below!Read More
Brown Family Farm uses multiple conservation practices on their first-generation farm and go the extra mile to care for the land.Read More