Ohio Farm Bureau Membership

Why become a member?

Whether it’s supporting 4-H and agricultural education programs, fighting for fair taxes, defending landowner rights or ensuring that new policies allow families to continue to farm, we’re here to work on your behalf.

Your membership helps Ohio Farm Bureau engage at the local, state and national levels on the decisions that impact farming and communities. In addition, members receive exclusive access to insights about current issues and a platform to share their views. As a grassroots organization, Farm Bureau is guided by the direct input of members who have a vested interest in the success of the state’s more than $100 billion food and agricultural economy.

“I really like how Farm Bureau wants to help with all aspects of agriculture. There’s a voice for the smallest farm out there to the largest farm. Farm Bureau supports organic, natural, conventional, niche farming, backyard farmers and farmers market type farmers. There’s a voice for all. When you break it down, we are all farmers just trying to raise a family and do our small part in feeding our community.”
Kerrick Wilson
Preble County Farm Bureau member


Accomplishments

We’re proud of our 100-year legacy of delivering results for our members. Our accomplishments have ranged from the establishment of farm cooperatives and companies like Nationwide Insurance to the development of Ohio’s Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program. Farm Bureau works to support important programs like crop insurance and agriculture’s sales tax exemption. We helped eliminate Ohio’s estate tax, safeguarded the opportunity for children to work on farms, and supported funding for Ohio State University Extension and 4-H.

Ohio Farm Bureau recent accomplishments

  • Reform of CAUV calculation to be market driven, saving tens of millions in property taxes statewide
  • Created a framework for investments in farmer water quality best management practices implemented under the H2Ohio Program
  • Helped institute unprecedented new investments in broadband development in Ohio
  • Pushed the DeWine Administration to provide certainty to county fairs, so they could operate and celebrate Ohio agriculture
  • Helped lead and fund legal efforts to defeat the unconstitutional Lake Erie Bill of Rights
  • Successfully advocated for the establishment of new meat processing grants to help existing plants in Ohio expand capacity and fund new construction
  • Led efforts to modernization of the County Drainage Petition Process

Member savings

Active members save on a variety of products and services including Nationwide Insurance, select Ford and Lincoln vehicles, Case IH tractors and CAT ag equipment, as well as travel, health and financial products.
Members save with Nationwide, Ford, CAT, Case IH and more
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Involvement opportunities

Each year, Farm Bureau hosts Ag Day at the Capital where representatives from county Farm Bureaus meet with state lawmakers to discuss concerns and ideas surrounding current policy issues. Nationally, Farm Bureau brings volunteer leaders to meet with their representatives on Capitol Hill. County Farm Bureaus also host numerous local educational events and leadership development programs.

Community connection

Our mission is to work together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Through tours, educational programs and fundraising events, we help all Ohioans learn about the state’s No. 1 industry. All Ohio Farm Bureau members also receive Our Ohio magazine, which features engaging stories showcasing how food arrives from farm to plate.

July-August 2015 Issue of Buckeye Farm News
Landowner Toolkit cover page

Trusted insights

Buckeye Farm News provides members with useful information from our staff experts about policies and programs as well as legal analysis of the issues you face. Buckeye Farm eNews, sent to your e-mail inbox every week, will keep you up to date on new developments. Members also have access to the Ohio Landowner Toolkit, a 50-page booklet prepared by our legal team that will answer questions unique to you as an Ohio property owner.

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Mission

Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Ohio Farm Bureau is a 501(c)( 5) independent, non-governmental, volunteer-powered organization. For over 100 years, we have represented food, fiber, and fuel producers at a local level and on a national scale. Our members are our top priority, and we are tuned into the top agricultural issues affecting their lives.  Ohio Farm Bureau is a grassroots membership organization that is committed to supporting our state’s food and farm community. We care about helping our members achieve success in agriculture, for both part-time and  full-time producers.  We are dedicated to working together with farmers to build a robust agricultural community in Ohio. Join us as we keep the tradition going for the next hundred years.