Buckeye Farm News

Next year, Farm Bureau news and information will be consolidated into Our Ohio magazine, which will continue to be mailed to all members six times a year. Members will no longer receive the print edition of Buckeye Farm News.

“As the costs for printing and mailing publications continues to increase, we need to balance using member resources efficiently while still providing members with high quality communications,” said Pat Petzel, vice president of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.

While this issue of Buckeye Farm News will be the last in its current form, our commitment to communicating the information members need to know is stronger than ever.

In 2023, the news pages in Our Ohio will be expanded to include much of what historically has been included in Buckeye Farm News. The magazine includes, among other items of interest, long-form feature stories that focus on items important to our members and how they impact farmers and rural Ohio as a whole.

For the latest, up-to-the-minute news and information, members can rely on Buckeye Farm e-News, which is emailed to members every Friday, as well as the Our Ohio Weekly radio program and podcast, which is broadcast throughout the state.

Additionally, content is constantly being updated on our website, OhioFarmBureau.org, and various social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. Please be sure your current email address is updated on your membership profile on our website so you won’t miss any news you need to know. Visit ofbf.org/membership/login.

“Our organization has made significant investments in digital communications in recent years, which includes upgrades of our website, member database, email technology and more,” Petzel said. ”At the same time, our investment in print communications, including supporting county Farm Bureaus with their projects, is also significant. We continue to work to serve all members with their various communications preferences.”

Finally, members can sign up for a free subscription to our sister publication, Ohio’s Country Journal, where Farm Bureau news is regularly featured.

As Farm Bureau evolves, so do our modes of communication. However, what does not change is our commitment to our mission: “Working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.”

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Mandy Way

Way Farms

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.
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

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.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

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.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

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.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

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.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

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.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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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