Blake Adams of Leesburg is one of 14 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected to participate in the 2023-2024 AgriPOWER Institute.Read More
In mid-September, more than 100 Ohio Farm Bureau members, including Highland County Farm Bureau vice-president Greg Tholen and county board trustee Andrew Davis, 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. Greg and Andrew joined a multitude of Ohio Farm Bureau representatives 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.
Click here for a detailed summary of each day’s events!
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.Farm Labor Resources
I appreciate the benefit of having a strong voice in my corner. The extras that are included in membership are wonderful, but I'm a member because of the positive impact to my local and state agricultural communities.Strong communities
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
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
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
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.Groovy Plants Ranch
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
Highland County Farm Bureau is thrilled to have Tim Sheeley on the board, with his extensive knowledge and dedication to the farming industry.Read More
The July 17 event aimed to equip local farmers with insights into transporting equipment and commodities while adhering to both state and federal regulations.Read More
This joint initiative aimed to equip attendees with the tools and understanding required to address mental health concerns within the community.Read More
Highland County Farm Bureau is pleased to award two $500 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors.Read More
The purpose of this grassroots policy proposal process is to hear from our members and community leaders on issues Farm Bureau should address.Read More