2024 County Farm Bureau Activities of Excellence winners, at AFBF Convention
Clinton County CAE award
2023 OFBF Annual Meeting

Clinton County Farm Bureau was recognized as one of the 24 Farm Bureau counties in the nation to win the County Activities of Excellence Award from American Farm Bureau. The county’s Piggies, Pie, Play Ball, and Putt-Putt program was created to help at-risk youth learn responsibility, ownership, and leadership skills.

Each year, the county raises a hog for the county fair. With funds made by a pie auction during the county’s annual meeting and a putt-putt golf outing, the Farm Bureau members serve as mentors to at least one at-risk youth to raise a hog for the fair. After the fair, the youth are then treated to a baseball game.

Clinton County Farm Bureau was recognized at the Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. They were even given the opportunity to travel to Salt Lake City for the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in January. Members are pictured with AFBF President Zippy Duvall

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
The plan we are on is great. It’s comparable to my previous job's plan, and we are a sole proprietor.
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Kevin Holy

Geauga County Farm Bureau

Ohio Farm Bureau Health Benefits Plan
We work terrifically with the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau, hosting at least one to two outreach town hall events every year to educate new farmers and existing farmers on traditional CAUV and woodlands.
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David Thomas

Ashtabula County Auditor

CAUV: Past, present and future
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

Advocacy
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