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The Ohio Farm Bureau discusses priorities with lawmakers during Ag Day in the Capital

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The Ohio Farm Bureau discusses priorities with lawmakers during Ag Day in the Capital

More than 300 members of the Ohio Agricultural Bureau met to discuss priority issues with senators and their state representatives during Ag Day in the Capital.

Ohio Farm Bureau President Bill Patterson says it is essential that as a grassroots organization, members discuss priority issues with lawmakers.

“The Ohio Farm Bureau, as an organization, can say the message as much as it wants, but until you put that message forward, as long as you put the farmer who is affected or the man in rural Ohio who is affected by the policies that lawmakers “Never fully connect the message,” he says.

He says members must continue to hold these talks beyond Ag Day in the capital.

“It simply came to our notice then. We can’t come and send the message to the state once a year, we have to have this conversation every time we see it, whether it’s in Rural King, Home Depot, the local co-op, the hardware store or the farm. “We need to continue to have these conversations so that the message is strengthened and updated. We also need to make sure that we are talking about what works and what works well. This message needs to be passed on to the legislator and we will make a difference. . ”

Northwest Ohio farmer Craig Pohlman says it is important for members to discuss issues affecting their farms with lawmakers.

“In some of the meetings I had with the parliamentarians, it was interesting to discuss the priorities and it could be said that some of those problems we experience at home have not yet met in their office,” he says. “It simply came to our notice then. I think that’s a very important part. “

Pohlman serves on the OFBF Board of Directors, representing Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties.

North Central Ohio farmer Kyle Brown, president of Wyandot County, tells Brownfield, “We need to stand up to our legislators to discuss these issues to strengthen their importance. Being in person means a lot to them and to us. ”

Ag Day in the Capital took place today in Columbus.



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