Strong Foundation: Farm Bureau Foundation relaunches with new campaign

Initiatives like the Buckeye Lake project are at the root of the foundation’s new fundraising campaign—Strong Foundation. According to Executive Director Shawn Cleveland, the foundation’s mission remains the same—focusing on awarding scholarships to students pursuing agriculture studies and awarding grants on a local level for agriculture initiatives.

Summit County Farm Bureau receives grant for creative programming

Summit County Farm Bureau was one of four county Farm Bureaus selected nationwide to receive a $700 grant from the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee to help fund “Our Food Link” activities. Our Food Link is a year-round program that county and state Farm Bureaus can use to effectively reach consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture.

OFB Foundation funds local programs

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation helps smaller, community-based groups through a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants. The grants help groups that often find the larger-scale, public and private grant solicitation process daunting. The competitively awarded grants support programs and projects focusing on agricultural education and ecological and/or economic development. The Foundation awarded $25,000 in grants for the 2014 program year.