Your donation helps to further the education of the youth in Highland County and is greatly appreciated.Read More
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Did you know? Suicide rates among farmers are six times higher than the national average.
The Got Your Back campaign website reads, “Agriculture is the No. 1 industry in Ohio. We know our farmers give so much of themselves to keep the industry strong. We also know so many factors in farming are out of a farmer’s control, and that can be stressful. Wondering if the weather will cooperate, long hours working alone – it can all affect the well-being of the farm family.”
Highland County Farm Bureau was honored to play a role in the Harvesting Healthy Minds event held Sept. 7 at the Highland County Fair. Attendees were welcomed on a crisp morning with a warm breakfast and friendly faces. Speaker Jason Meadows, producer of Ag State of Mind, joined us from Cuba, Missouri. Jason touched on the importance of self care for the overall well-being of yourself, family and farm. These things certainly don’t always come easy to the family patriarch! Following Jason’s candid and practical speech, Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Communications and Media Relations, Ty Higgins, moderated a Q&A alongside Jason and Nathan Brown. Nathan Brown, from Highland County, is a strong advocate for mental health in agriculture and currently serves on the Ohio Farm Bureau State Board of Trustees, representing Adams, Brown Clermont and Highland counties.
This event was made possible by partnerships with the Highland County Community Action, Hope House Christian Counseling Center, Ohio Department of Mental Health, OSU Extension, Highland County District Hospital, Highland County Suicide Prevention Coalition, Highland County Health Department, Highland County SWCD and several more local partners.
Visit American Farm Bureau’s Farm State of Mind website for more mental health resources.
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
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
Topics covered were beef production strategies, management of annual forages, and profitable farm diversification.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
Greg and Andrew joined a multitude of Ohio Farm Bureau representatives at the nation’s capital Sept. 13-15.Read More
Nathan Brown of Hillsboro is serving on the 2022 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.Read More
Speaker Jason Meadows, producer of Ag State of Mind, touched on the importance of self care for the overall well-being of yourself, family and farm.Read More
Please help us welcome Andrew Davis to the Highland County Farm Bureau board.Read More