Clermont County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting at Grant Career Center in Bethel on Aug. 3. A delicious dinner…Read More
The Clermont County Farm Bureau hosted its 2023 policy development meeting April 6 at the 4-H Hall in the Ag Center Complex on the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville. The purpose of this grassroots policy proposal process is to hear from our members and community leaders on issues Farm Bureau should address. Attendees are encouraged to address new issues they confront on a regular basis that need some light shed on them. These issues can pertain to the organization on the local, state and national levels.
For those who aren’t familiar with grassroots or Farm Bureau’s policy development process, it all starts right here in our communities. Our county Farm Bureau hosts this meeting with local officials, leaders and farmers. From all of this input, the local policy development committee reviews current policy and adds new policies based on member and community input. Do you have a suggestion? Please email your suggestion to [email protected] for the committee to review. Each of the proposed policies are voted on at our county annual meeting in the fall.
From there, the county proposals are submitted to the Ohio Farm Bureau. A state policy development committee of Farm Bureau members and state trustees is created through nominations from the county Farm Bureaus. Prior year’s topics included broadband, forestry, meat inspection, state and county emergency coordination, agricultural conservation, climate change and sustainable farming.
Through sharing and explaining, research and compromise, the committees come up with strong policy recommendations for Farm Bureau member delegates to discuss and vote on in December at the state annual meeting. National policies adopted at the annual meeting will then be escalated to the American Farm Bureau, where members throughout the nation will vote and set national policy.
Participants on Thursday included local representation from the Clermont County Farm Bureau board, Clermont County auditor’s office, Clermont County Sheriff’s office, local Nationwide agents, OSU Extension, Clermont County Soil & Water Conservation District and Clermont County commissioners.
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
Dirk and his family currently own and operate a Grade A goat dairy with a herd of ADGA and AGS registered Nigerian Dwarf and MDGA registered Mini Nubians.Read More
The Clermont County Farm Bureau’s involvement at the Junior Fair showcased their commitment to the community, youth development, and the celebration of shared values during county fairs.Read More
The July 17 event aimed to equip local farmers with insights into transporting equipment and commodities while adhering to both state and federal regulations.Read More
This joint initiative aimed to equip attendees with the tools and understanding required to address mental health concerns within the community.Read More
Clermont County board member Sarah Ison attended the Animal Agriculture Alliance Confernce in Arlington, Virginia. Below is a blog about…Read More
Clermont County Farm Bureau is pleased to award scholarships to graduating seniors Lane Bruan and Grant Steele.Read More
The purpose of this grassroots policy proposal process is to hear from our members and community leaders on issues Farm Bureau should address.Read More
Farm Bureau members were able to walk away from this discussion with more knowledge about energy market trends such as coal, oil & gas, nuclear, hydrogen, and solar.Read More