Ohio Farm Bureau provides discussion topics that may help members generate policy suggestions and local programming for the county Farm Bureau.Read More
Advocating for Ohio agriculture
Farm Bureau is at the forefront of the top issues impacting agriculture in Ohio. We are committed to keeping our farm and food communities strong and successful. Read more about some of the top issues producers are facing, and what we are doing about it.
As the Voice of Agriculture, Farm Bureau is a passionate advocate for good governmental policy and securing a healthy business climate for our members to prosper. One of the biggest benefits of Farm Bureau membership is having a say in issues that are impacting Ohio’s producers across the state.
Addressing issues impacting Ohio agriculture
Farm Bureau works together with farmers to address the top priority issues impacting Ohio’s agricultural community, and we keep our members informed through our podcasts and publications. The needs of agribusiness are continually evolving, and Farm Bureau is committed to preserving the future of farming for the next generation of food, fiber, and fuel producers.
Our membership is directly responsible for setting our policy agenda at the local, state and national level. Issues like CAUV reform, water quality and land management remain central to our legislative agenda and we are hard at work advocating for rural broadband access, improved access to meat processing facilities, and energy development. Here are some recent examples of our achievements for youth in agriculture and wildlife policy.
Protecting Landowner Rights
Farm Bureau leads the effort to establish landowner protections, including eminent domain reform and streamlined judicial procedures to help preserve farmlandLearn More
Farm Bureau is the leading advocate for rural Ohio, working to ensure strong rural communities through smart investment, innovation and education.Learn More
Promoting Responsible Conservation Practices
Farm Bureau supports policies that help improve water quality, sustainability and conservation of the vital resources our industry needs to remain strong in the future.Learn More
Ensuring a Competitive Business Environment
Farm Bureau is hard at work advocating for rural broadband access, competitive tax policies, and fighting against burdensome regulations.Learn More
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.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.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.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.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.Leadership development
Crawford County Farm Bureau President Eric Hanes, and Young Agricultural Professionals representative Emily Rudd traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit face-to-face with lawmakers.Read More
Marion County Farm Bureau President Darryl Ralph, and Young Ag Professionals representatives Jonathan and Alyssa Zucker, traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit face-to-face with lawmakers.Read More
Richland County Farm Bureau President, Loren Hulit, traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit face-to-face with lawmakers about issues that could have major implications to Farm Bureau members across Ohio.Read More
Farm Bureau’s message to lawmakers this week was to keep the trains moving and not to put more pressure on an already bogged down supply chain.Read More
Twenty Ohio Farm Bureau leaders are serving on the 2022 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.Read More