Bill Patterson, Cy Prettyman and Chris Weaver were elected as officers Dec. 8, 2023.Read More
Ohio Farm Bureau members celebrated “Our Legacy, Our Future” as the organization held its 104th annual meeting earlier this month in Columbus. Nearly 370 delegates from all 88 Ohio counties established the organization’s policy goals for the coming year, recognized county Farm Bureau and individual achievements and honored industry leaders. On this Our Ohio Weekly, we will recap this year’s annual meeting of Ohio’s largest farm organization.
00:00 – Adam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president, addressed the organization’s members and partners at the 104th annual meeting in December.
23:50 – The Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals Winter Leadership Experience is coming up next month in Sandusky. YAP State Committee member Bailey Elchinger shares some details in this “To the Beat of Agriculture.”
32:20 – Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of State and National Policy Brandon Kern talks about some of the main policies that came from Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting. He also covers the latest Renewable Fuels Standard numbers from EPA and the effort to allow for sales of E15 year-round.
42:20 – A request by the State of Ohio to transfer certain regulatory responsibilities covering Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to the Ohio Department of Agriculture was recently denied by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Anti-animal agriculture groups claimed this as a win but, in reality as Ohio Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah Curtis explains, it didn’t change a thing about the livestock permitting process in Ohio.
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
Seven members were elected to three-year terms on the state board.Read More
Cy Prettyman’s election took place during Ohio Farm Bureau’s 105th annual meeting, Dec. 7-8 in Columbus.Read More
Adele Flynn represents members from Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties and will help govern Ohio’s largest general farm and food organization.Read More