Adams County Ag Day at the Capital

2023 Ag Day at the CapitalThis year’s Ag Day at the Capital was a great success! Nathan Brown, Andrew Davis, Evan Davis and Gregory Tholen took time from their careers and farms to head to Columbus Feb. 15. Ag Day at the Capital is a signature event each year that brings Ohio Farm Bureau members into the active advocacy process. More than 300 volunteer members from across the state had the opportunity to share their personal issues and stories with legislators. 

A few agricultural priorities highlighted included energy, landowner rights, eminent domain, water quality and broadband. Local volunteers met with Sen. Shane Wilkin, State Rep. Adam Bird and State Rep. Bob Peterson. We appreciate them taking time from their busy schedules to meet with our volunteers from Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland counties! 

The day concluded with a fireside chat that included Gov. Mike DeWine, the newly appointed director of Ohio Department of Agriculture, Brian Baldridge and Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Adam Sharp.

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.
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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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