Ohio Farm Bureau County President’s Trip 2017

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Adam Sharp welcomes members

Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau, welcomed county leaders to the annual County Farm Bureau Presidents' Trip, March 13, at American Farm Bureau.
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Adam Sharp welcomes members

Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau, welcomed county leaders to the annual County Farm Bureau Presidents' Trip, March 13, at American Farm Bureau.
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AFBF tour

Ohio Farm Bureau county presidents and state leaders toured the offices of American Farm Bureau during the first day of the Count Farm Bureau President's Trip March 13.
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Crashing the president's office

Ohio Farm Bureau county leaders made themselves at home in Zippy Duvall's presidential suite at American Farm Bureau.
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Western Ohio Farm Bureau members

A group of western Ohio Farm Bureau members get together for a picture at the County Farm Bureau Presidents' trip in Washington, D.C.
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National Cattlemen's office

The stylish new office of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association in Washington D.C.
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Full house

Over 100 Ohio Farm Bureau county presidents, organizational directors and state leaders gathered at American Farm Bureau, March 13, for their first day at the Capitol.
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Presidential suite

During a tour of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio Farm Bureau leaders toured the stately office of AFBF president Zippy Duvall.
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The White House

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Up on the roof

During a tour of the American Farm Bureau Federation, in Washington, D.C., Ohio Farm Bureau members posed for a photo on the roof.
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Zippy Duvall

Winter weather may have caused some of the plans for the D.C. Trip to be cancelled, but Farm Bureau members were surprised with a visit and speech from American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall.
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Ohio Congressional District 16

Farm Bureau leaders from Ohio Congressional District 16 were unable to meet with Rep. Jim Renacci, but shared their stories with his staff March 15.
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Conversations with EASE

Lindsay Calvert, with American Farm Bureau, talks with Ohio Farm Bureau county leaders about telling their story and engaging consumers.
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County leaders

Bernard Heffelbower, of Carrol County, John Seleski, of Columbiana County, Duayne Wetherell, of Jefferson County, and Dale Vollnogle, of Columbiana County, visited with representative Bill Johnson (OH-6), March 15, in Washington, D.C.
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Ohio Farm Bureu leaders talk policy

Farm Bureau members from the 6th Congressional District met with representative Bill Johnson to discuss agriculture policy such as the farm bill and agriculture regulations during the Ohio Farm Bureau County Presidents’ Trip in Washington, D.C., March 15. (Catie Noyes photos)
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Another full day

Ohio Farm Bureau leaders had another full day of policy talks with visits from Sen. Sherrod Brown, AFBF President Zippy Duvall, the Mexican Embassy and visits with national commodity groups.
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Sherrod Brown

Over breakfast, Sen. Sherrod Brown addresses Ohio Farm Bureau leaders by sharing his thoughts on agricultural trade and taxes as well as health care and the opioid crisis.
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Sen. Portman supports agrciculture

Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R), discussed the importance of reigning in agencies like the EPA and updating NAFTA, during breakfast with Ohio Farm Leaders March 15.
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National Cattlemen's

A small group of Ohio farmers met with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association to discuss the future of the beef industry.
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The United States Capitol

Ohio Farm Bureau leaders took their issues to the Hill, March 15, to speak with their district representatives.
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Gibbs introduces Ryan

Ohio Congressman Bob Gibbs introduces U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to Ohio Farm Bureau leaders at the county presidents' trip March 15.
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farm bureau dc group2

Ohio Farm Bureau member from Ohio Congressional District 6, met with representative Bill Johnson, to discuss the issues important to them.
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Office with a view

This is the view American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall has as he sits in his office in Washington, D.C.
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Meeting on the Hill

A group of Ohio Farm Bureau county presidents and organizational directors from northeast and northcentral Ohio had the opportunity to meet with their district representatives March 15.

WASHINGTON — Ohio Farm Bureau county presidents, organizational directors and state leaders are gathering at the Capitol for the next few of days to advocate for agriculture. They started their trip March 13, touring the American Farm Bureau Federation office, getting to know the staff and getting briefed for the days ahead.

During the next couple of days, county leaders will have the opportunity to meet with their congressmen and women to discuss the issues that affect the farms in their area and get a better understanding for the legislative process. Over 100 Ohio Farm Bureau members and famers made the trip to Washington D.C. to be advocates for their county.

Reporter Catie Noyes will be traveling alongside them, listening to the issues they are most concerned about and sharing highlights from the trip in the gallery above. Stay tuned!

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