Lorain County Farm Bureau has been working with the Lorain County auditor’s office for several years on CAUV issues.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
I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.Available scholarships
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
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.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
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.Young Ag Professionals program
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
The 2023 Ohio Agriculture and Rural Communities Action plan provides a blueprint for policymakers and Ohio Farm Bureau members to bolster Ohio’s agriculture industry and our rural communities.Read More
The United States Department of Agriculture is urging farmers to complete the 2022 Census of Agriculture by its Feb. 6 deadline.Read More
During the meeting, participants received an update on solar development in the county and were given the opportunity to ask questions to Commissioner Wallace.Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine announced he will nominate Brian Baldridge of Winchester to be the next director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.Read More
International Food Solutions is receiving a grant to help redevelop and expand a vacant building in Cleveland into a plant with the capacity to process 60 million pounds of poultry.Read More
In addition, House Bill 283, aimed to help combat distracted driving in Ohio, was amended into Senate Bill 288 and sent to DeWine for his signature.Read More