Summary 2019 — Ohio
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) network is the main Ohio AITC delivery system. All 86 county Farm Bureaus have volunteers who provide educational outreach in their local municipalities. Many County Farm Bureau's request AgMags from the curriculum matrix or even other states.
Major Program Impacts or Outcomes
Ninety-three percent (80 of 86) of the county Farm Bureaus conducted education programs. County Farm Bureaus have embraced the concept and created many events of their own, which are collectively promoted in each issue of Our Ohio magazine. County volunteers hold events which may include speakers at county fairs, farm tours for students, meet a farmer events, tailgate events, cooking classes, farm market tours, wine events and dinners on the farm. 10,000 students from K-4 participated in an Ag Day in 20 counties in Ohio. These include multiple stations teaching a variety of agricultural and natural resources subjects. They are coordinated and conducted by the county Farm Bureaus. 68 county Farm Bureaus participated in their county fairs by offering educational activities such as agricultural scavenger hunts, member information stands, livestock barn tours and ask the expert events. This included 1,421 volunteers and touched 257,000 people.
Kelsey Turner graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics and recently earned her Master's in Business Administration from Ashland University. Turner joined Ohio Farm Bureau in the spring of 2019. Growing up on a farm, Turner has always held a passion for agriculture and hopes to encourage others to learn about where their food is from and seek careers in agriculture.