Ohio Leadership Camp

Ohio Farm Bureau is teaming with Ohio FFA to offer Farm Bureau high school students a great leadership experience. We encourage you to check out Ohio’s Leadership Camp held at Camp Muskingum. FFA Camp Muskingum is located in Carroll County, on the banks of Leesville Lake.

Ohio Leadership CampThe conference focuses on the development of the individual student. Students will be challenged to push the limits in their leadership. Students must be in high school to apply.

Brochure and sample agenda


Student – $175

Advisor – $87.50


FFA students should register via their FFA advisors. Farm Bureau members who are not enrolled in FFA can register for the camp by completing and returning the Code of Conduct and Student Health and Registration forms and $175 payment to your county Farm Bureau or the Ohio Farm Bureau. (Attn: Kelsey Turner, 280 North High Street, Floor 6, Columbus, OH 43215)

Application deadline: June 3.


  • Each student and parent/guardian must sign the student code of conduct.
  • Each student must complete both pages of the student health and registration form and have it signed by their parent/ guardian.
  • Fax, mail or drop off the registration materials, which include the student health and registration, and code of conduct forms to your local county Farm Bureau office by June 3.

The total camp fee includes camp insurance, meals, and the use of camp facilities and equipment. The insurance gives you protection from the time you leave home until you return.

Each camper is protected up to $2,500 each incident (dental only $300) and $500 each sickness. Proper forms must be processed to claim insurance benefits.

What to pack

Shoes and Clothes: Campers are required to wear shoes at camp at all times. Proper dress is required in the dining hall. Campers are asked to wear clothing that is conservative and will not draw attention such as short shorts and leggings as pants. Campers are asked to avoid wearing clothing with drug, alcohol or tobacco references. Clothing that is inappropriate for a school setting is also inappropriate at Camp.

Also needed: a sleeping bag or two sheets (bunk size), pillow and pillow case, towels, soap and other toiletries, fishing tackle, musical instruments for the talent show, clothing suitable for camping including one pair of long pants, light jacket, two pairs of shoes, one of which should be closed toes, camera, spending money for the Canteen (items from 50 cents to $40; T-shirts $15, Hoodies $22), Ranges, and Laser Tag (if you want to play), and a good appetite!

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.
Mandy Way's avatar
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

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