101st Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

December 4–5


Hyatt Regency Hotel and Columbus Convention Center
350 North High Street,
Columbus, OH. 43215

“Embracing a New Century” is the theme of the 101st Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting as Ohio Farm Bureau wraps up its centennial year and looks ahead to the next 100 years.

During the two-day event, delegates to the meeting will ratify the official policy positions for 2020 and will elect members of the state board of trustees. Awards will be presented to the Outstanding Young Farmer and Excellence in Agriculture winners, and recognition will be given to county Farm Bureaus, volunteers who excelled in the membership campaign and to Distinguished Service and Ezra C. Anstaett recipients. The semi-finals of the Discussion Meet also will take place.

Also happening during the annual meeting is Foundation Night Out Dec. 4. It is an exclusive reception featuring drinks, desserts, entertainment and networking. This year’s theme is a night at the races. Pre-recorded thoroughbred and harness horse races will be shown and used for various raffles. Proceeds from the event will help to fund over $300,000 in student scholarships and grants focused on agricultural education, the environment and economic issues. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online.

For more information about the annual meeting or Foundation Night Out, contact county Farm Bureau offices.


Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.        Registration Open   

9 – 11:15 a.m.        Pre-Policy Amendment/Changes Session

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.        Discussion Meet Heat #1

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.        Discussion Meet Heat #2

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.        Kickoff Lunch

  • Remarks from Nationwide Kirt Walker, CEO, Nationwide Insurance
  • Distinguished Service Awards 
  • Young Agricultural Professionals Awards

2:15 p.m.        OFBF Opening Ceremonies    

  • President’s Address, Frank Burkett III
  • General Session
  • Credentials Report
  • Minutes of 2018 Annual Meeting
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Code of Regulations Report
  • Policy Development Committee Report

Presentation of Proposed Policies

5 p.m.        Recess

5:30 – 8 p.m.        Trustee Dinners   

8 p.m. -12 a.m.        Foundation Night Out

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019

7 a.m. – 4 p.m.        Registration Open 

7:30 a.m.        Trustee Elections

9:15 – 11:15 a.m.       General Session Resumes 

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.        Delegate Lunch

  • Executive Vice President’s Address, Adam Sharp, OFBF Executive Vice President
  • Membership Awards
  • County Achievement Awards

2:15- 3:30 p.m.        General Session  


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