Young Ag Professionals

The Young Ag Professionals program is designed to provide leadership development and professional growth opportunities to Farm Bureau members who are 18-35. This program hosts many activities including the Winter Leadership Conference, Summer Farm Tours, Washington D.C. Leadership Experience and more. Learn more.

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Growing our Generation: My agriculture story

This summer has been busy and full of new experiences for me. As a senior at Ohio State University, I have been completing my senior field experience with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. During my time here, I have gotten to…

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Time spent abroad

This post is one of a series of stories by Haley Kocher, who served as guest editor of the Growing our Generation e-newsletter, published by Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals. This past spring, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of…

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Same garden, new ways

This post is one of a series of stories by Haley Kocher, who served as guest editor of the Growing our Generation e-newsletter, published by Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals. Ever since I can remember, my grandpas loved to…

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Growing our Generation: Food safety and security, from farm to fork

Abby Snyder is a PhD student at at Cornell University. She grew up on a small farm in Ross County which produced cattle, chickens, corn and soybeans. Her current work focuses on food microbiology.

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Growing our Generation: Summertime is here

Tim and Sarah Terrill own and operate Terrill Springs Farms in southern Montgomery County where they raise produce and livestock.

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Join a local Young Ag Professionals group

Local level Young Ag Professionals groups are popping up all across the state. Each group’s activities is driven by those who participate with some focusing on educational activities, some on social activities and some combine both. Find out where these local groups are in this directory. If there is not a group near you contact your county Farm Bureau about starting one!

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Growing our Generation: Keeping Busy on the Farm

Nick and Becca Kocher of Crawford County were editors of the June 20, 2016 edition of Growing our Generation, a biweekly newsletter by and for young agricultural professionals.

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Help plan next year’s Young Ag Professionals conference

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals program is accepting applications for its state committee. The committee is comprised of 16 members who suggest, develop and conduct activities that provide opportunities for young farmers and ag professionals including planning the yearly leadership conference and hosting Young Agricultural Professionals in a variety of in- and out-of-state events.

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Marion County member explains life on the farm at Smithsonian

As part of American Farm Bureau’s “GO” team, Ohio Farm Bureau member Emily Buck knew she might be called upon to be a spokesperson for Farm Bureau and agriculture, but she never imagined that call would come from the Smithsonian….

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2015 Ohio Outstanding Young Farmer, Excellence in Ag

Young Ag Professionals’ Outstanding Young Farmer, Excellence in Ag contest applications due July 15

Applications for Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals Outstanding Young Farmer and Excellence in Agriculture contest are available and due July 15.

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