Ohio Farm Bureau members celebrated “Our Legacy, Our Future” as the organization held its 104th annual meeting earlier this month in Columbus.Read More
At the end of his term in January 2023, Congressman Bob Gibbs (OH-07) will be retiring after over a decade in Washington, D.C. Gibbs is the only former state Farm Bureau president to be elected to Congress, and recently Ohio Farm Bureau’s Ty Higgins made a trip to Gibbs’ northeast Ohio farm to visit about his time in public office and how it all started with his involvement in Farm Bureau.
00:00 – Congressman Bob Gibbs shares his Ohio Farm Bureau story and his path to serving in the U.S Congress.
16:50 – Congressman Bob Gibbs talks about his biggest accomplishments while serving in the U.S. Congress and the role reversal from visiting D.C. as a Farm Bureau member to becoming a member of Congress.
23:50 – On the latest “To the Beat of Agriculture,” hear from a West Dayton cattle farmer about his farm-to-table operation and how a couple of decommissioned golf courses started a nonprofit that benefits Ohio food banks.
32:20 – Morgan Meyer, Ohio State University Collegiate Farm Bureau president; Megan Roell, Wilmington College Collegiate Farm Bureau president; and Abigail Schwartz, Wright State University Lake Campus Collegiate Young Farmers president talk about why they are involved in Farm Bureau at the collegiate level and what their organizations are doing to get more young people signed up.
42:20 – Solving problems and reducing risk with healthy soils will be the focus of an upcoming Farmer Advocates for Conservation Farmer Networking Event, Dec. 14 in Findlay. Stephanie Singer, Agriculture Outreach project manager with The Nature Conservancy, has the event details.
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
The correlation between agriculture and the equine industries is not hard to find. Farmers provide for the horses and, in turn, those horses are a major draw at county fairs.Read More
Meet the 2022 winner, Barrett Zimmerman, the state’s Ag Educator of the Year.Read More
Congressman Bob Gibbs will be calling it a career when his term expires in two months. Before his years of public service, he held leadership roles at the county and state levels of Farm Bureau, once serving as president of the organization.Read More
Andy ‘Caygeon’ Junkin is helping many farms by doing the heavy lifting for weighty succession conversations. Junkin is widely recognized as the leading expert on farm succession and farm debt turnarounds.Read More
For the second year, Ohio Farm Bureau’s Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience included multiple groups joining forces to visit face-to-face with lawmakers about issues that could have major implications to Farm Bureau members across Ohio.Read More