JD Vance

JD Vance, candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio, has been named a Friend of Farm Bureau by the organization’s Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee (AGGPAC).

“Mr. Vance has quickly grasped the issues facing Ohio Farm Bureau members and rural Ohio and has made it clear, through his actions, that he cares,” said Bill Patterson, president of Ohio Farm Bureau. “Vance’s philosophical views align with that of our membership and when faced with an issue critical for agriculture, JD will ensure we have a seat at the table and deliver our message.”

“Ohio farmers deserve a true fighter in the United States Senate – I will be that fighter,” Vance said. “After two years of radical Democrat control in Washington, D.C., Ohio agriculture is feeling the pain. Whether it’s energy prices, input costs, government over-regulation, or supply chain issues, every Ohioan, especially farmers, knows it’s time to change course. I’m very thankful for the Ohio Farm Bureau’s endorsement of my campaign, and for the trust they’ve placed in me to represent Ohio in the Senate.”

AGGPAC is a bi-partisan committee of Farm Bureau leaders appointed by the Ohio Farm Bureau president and is the legal entity to oversee and direct Farm Bureau’s engagement with farm-friendly candidates to help them win election or re-election to office.

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

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