COLUMBUS — Problems get solved when people work with each other.
That’s the belief behind Ohio Farm Bureau’s new membership campaign,
Together with Farmers.
Farm Bureau’s beliefs, as featured in the
campaign, are centered on quality food grown in Ohio, clean air and
water, farmland preservation and opportunities for the next generation.
Ohioans who share these values have a place in Farm Bureau, and Farm
Bureau members are calling on Ohioans from throughout the farm and food
community to consider joining this cause.
Membership is open to
farmers and anyone whose profession is directly impacted by the health
of Ohio agriculture, and to anyone interested in local foods, landowner
rights and preserving Ohio’s agricultural heritage.
membership participation in Farm Bureau, people cooperate to create
common sense public policy, boost local economies, ensure food safety,
provide family security, develop young leaders, support charitable works
and protect the environment while enhancing food production.
Farm Bureau members across the state are asking like-minded Ohioans to
become part of this effort. The grassroots membership campaign focuses
on current members making visits, placing phone calls and reaching out
to their communities.
“This one-on-one membership work is vital to
the success of our organization,” said Paul Lyons, senior director of
membership for Ohio Farm Bureau. “We really appreciate the work of our
Lyons noted that last year a record eight Farm Bureau
members won the Murray Lincoln award for signing 50 or more new members
and 121 won the Ambassador award for signing at least 10 new members.
year, the volunteer effort is being supported by a television campaign,
radio commercials and outreach across social media and other digital
“For nearly 100 years, farm families have helped
themselves by helping each other through Farm Bureau,” said Lyons.
“We’re excited to be inviting friends and associates who share our
values to become a part of our great work. We can get a lot done,
together, with farmers.”
To learn more about Farm Bureau’s beliefs
and mission and to join the community, visit TogetherWithFarmers.org or
call a local, county Farm Bureau office.