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 Buckeye Farm News and Our Ohio, listen to the Our Ohio Weekly podcast 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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Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.
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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
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.
Mandy Way's avatar
Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
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
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
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
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