Ohio Statehouse

Over 300 Ohio Farm Bureau members, including representatives from Athens-Meigs County
Farm Bureau, gathered in downtown Columbus to meet one-on-one with their state
senators and representatives during Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Ag Day at the Capital
Feb. 15. Ohio Farm Bureau priority issues such as farmland preservation, eminent
domain reform and strengthening the state’s food supply chain were discussed, along
with a host of other community issues.

Athens-Meigs County at Ag Day at the CapitalAttendees were joined by Gov. Mike DeWine and the newly appointed director of the
Ohio Department of Agriculture, Brian Baldridge. They joined Ohio Farm Bureau
Executive Vice President Adam Sharp for a fireside chat to share goals for the H2Ohio
water quality initiative, protecting farmland from development pressures and how tokeep the food supply system running smoothly and safely for all Ohioans.

The annual Ag Day at the Capital event embodies the grassroots efforts of Ohio Farm
Bureau member volunteers. 

David Bright, Alyssa Webb and Roy Vaughan were there on behalf of Athens-Meigs County Farm Bureau and visited Rep. Jay Edwards and Sen. Frank Hoagland during their time in Columbus. 

Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture
and strengthen our communities. Learn more at OhioFarmBureau.org 


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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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