Join us Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at the Spitzer Conference Center at the Lorain County Community College, 1005 Abbe Rd. North, Elyria, Ohio beginning at 6:30 p.m.  

Are you a…
FARMER concerned with
• Trade tariffs.
• The dairy price support program.
• Succession planning.
• Agricultural labor.
• Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) and your property values.
• Supply chain issues.
• Ukraine/ Russia war and it’s affects on agriculture and county?

COMMUNITY MEMBER concerned with
• Fresh and local food.
• Implications of hobby farms and tourism laws.
• Water quality and fertilizer application issues.
• Storm water and sanitary sewer projects.
• Rural utilities?

ELECTED OFFICIAL concerned with
• The Ohio State University Extension Lorain County.
• 4-H programs.
• Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District?

We are interested in your participation and input at the annual Policy Development
Meeting. As a grassroots organization, Lorain County Farm Bureau is working hard to
represent our members at all levels of government. As we enter a new program year,
we need your help in identifying issues on which Farm Bureau can direct it’s efforts.

Please RSVP by July 11, by calling the office at 440-877-0706 or email.  There will also be a vegetarian dinner option.


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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