My reasons for going were that it would be a great honor to represent my county, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I will be able to report back to my county with any information learned at the capital.Read More
Over 300 Ohio Farm Bureau members, including representatives from Marion 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 on 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.
John Hafer, Molly Hafer, Cy Prettyman, Steve Wickersham and Jonathan Zucker were there on behalf of Marion County Farm Bureau and visited Rep. Riordan McClain and Sen. Bill Reineke during their time in Columbus.
Attendees 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 to keep 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.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at OhioFarmBureau.org.
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
Farm Bureau is engaged in all facets of rural living and can help with your challenges as a landowner. To help us serve you better, please update your member profile.Read More
Marion County Farm Bureau and Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Meeting was held on Aug. 22Read More
Cy Prettyman of New Bloomington is serving as chairman of the 2023 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.Read More
The Marion County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the recipient for the Marion County Farm Bureau James H. Johnson Scholarship:Read More