Over the three days, participants heard from experts and in turn voiced their thoughts on topics including the 2023 Farm Bill, environmental regulations, energy and economic policies.Read More
In mid-September, more than 100 Ohio Farm Bureau members, including Clermont County Farm Bureau president Joe Glassmeyer III, traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit face-to-face with lawmakers about issues that could have major implications to Farm Bureau members across Ohio. Joe joined a multitude of presidents and vice presidents of the Ohio Farm Bureau at the nation’s capital Sept. 13-15.
Over the three days, participants heard from experts and in turn voiced their thoughts on topics including the 2023 Farm Bill, environmental regulations, energy and economic policies. This is an opportunity for members to help legislators make the connection between what is happening on Ohio farms and what is being debated in the halls of Congress and within federal agencies.
“To have over 100 Ohio Farm Bureau members, all diverse in their roles in Ohio agriculture, come together to meet with legislators in Washington D.C. is what our organization is all about,” said Ohio Farm Bureau President Bill Patterson. “We had a lot to discuss as we visited the Hill, and we always appreciate the opportunity to make our voices heard on behalf of all of our members across Ohio.” Guest speakers include Sen. Sherrod Brown, Sen. Rob Portman, Rep. Troy Balderson and Rep. Bob Gibbs.
“It was a busy and fun few days in Washington, D.C. The Ohio Farm Bureau delegation was able to meet with our elected politicians and staff policy makers, Glassmeyer said. “We spoke about issues pertaining to agriculture in southwest Ohio. No matter what side of the fence you’re on, the importance of food security was agreed upon.”
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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.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
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
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.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.Leadership development
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 Mattis Brumbach to the Clermont County Farm Bureau board.Read More
Clermont County Farm Bureau donated time during the county fair to give back to the Junior Fair at the 4-H outpost by working and serving the food Sunday afternoon of the fair.Read More
Attendees were encouraged to address new issues they confront on a regular basis that need some light shed on them.Read More