Central Ohio Farm Bureaus

Editor’s Note: Blayne Ferguson is serving as the Central Ohio Farm Bureaus’ summer intern.Blayne Ferguson

Ohio Farm Bureau is working for you and your family. This blog is all about the value of membership with the Ohio Farm Bureau. 

Other than joining an organization with grassroots efforts to change and create policy and make way for the next generation of agriculturalists, here are some reasons why you should join the Ohio Farm Bureau. 

If you have employees or own a business, Farm Bureau:

  • Protected the agricultural sales tax exemption
  • Fought for and secured farmer access to Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program

If you care about 4-H and FFA, Farm Bureau:

  • Advocated for and preserved funding for local services including OSU Extension, Soil and Water, OARDC, OSU Wooster-ATI, high school ag education career tech and FFA.
  • Supported 4-H Foundation and Youth Reserve Program resulting in millions of dollars for scholarships to 4-H youth

If you care about young farmers, youth engagement, and investing in the future agricultural workforce, Farm Bureau:

  • Created legislation for the Beginning Farmer Tax credit proposal that passed the Ohio House
  • Supports collegiate Farm Bureau programs at The Ohio State University and Wilmington College

If you grow crops, Farm Bureau:

  • Successfully fought Ohio EPA attempts to regulate commercial fertilizer as a pollutant
  • Preserved use of critical crop protection products

If you care about farm stress, Farm Bureau:

  • Created the Farm Stress Collaborative that has brought together ag and mental health experts for first time to create and provide resources

If you care about how farmers are portrayed in the media, Farm Bureau:

  • Works with media nearly every day to help them better understand agriculture

If you care about ag groups working together for you, Farm Bureau:

  • Builds long term, strong relationships with Ohio policymakers which allows access and a voice for our members.

These are just a few of the many reasons why you should join the Ohio Farm Bureau. Come and join us as we are so passionate about advocating for the agriculture community and positive change.

The value of an Ohio Farm Bureau membership is worth thousands of dollars for every member. 

Do you need to renew your membership? Click Here

Are you interested in joining? Click here

Questions? Please call the Delaware, Franklin, Madison & Union County Farm Bureau office at 800-451-8908.


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.
Jared Hughes's avatar
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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