Did you know that one in every eight Ohioans is connected to farming or production in some way? Many of our members, especially our Young Agricultural Professionals, are part-time farmers, who can be found everywhere from classrooms and veterinary offices to state parks and food processing companies. Ohio Farm Bureau is constantly adapting to support the changing needs of agriculture across our state. In addition to traditional operations, agriculture in Ohio is diverse. Our members include niche farming, such as producers of hops and Ohio maple syrup, to agribusiness professionals in trucking, biofuels, farm lending and more.

As the landscape continues to evolve, it’s an exciting time to be involved in agriculture in Ohio. Farm Bureau is committed to supporting the next generation of farmers and helping our members succeed, just as we have been doing for the past hundred years.

We work together to help people, families and neighbors get things done to build stronger communities, protect farms and support local foods. Explore the ways that Ohio Farm Bureau is working from farm to table through our stories in Our Ohio, subscribe to the Our Ohio e-newsletter and discover what’s in season for your next trip to the farmers market.

Agriculture in Ohio

What's In Season

Fruits and vegetables grown in Ohio are listed by month and season.

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Farm and Food Profiles

Our grassroots organization is powered by people. Meet some of the members who make Ohio Farm Bureau great.

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Our Ohio Recipes

Our Ohio’s seasonal recipes will help you make the most of Ohio-grown products.

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Our Ohio

Our Ohio tells stories that build community around Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission, exploring how agriculture impacts the daily lives of all Ohioans.

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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