Serving Family Farmers and Consumers Since 1934
The Ohio Farmers Union pursues public policy that supports the family farmer and consumers. We support and advocate on behalf of legislation which recognizes the unique market realities of family farmers. Bigger is not always better and consumers benefit from robust local farming economies which support locally grown and produced food and fiber.
Whether you are a farm family or a consumer concerned about what’s on your table, we’re sure you’ll find one of our issues in which you can get involved.
Participating Ohio Farmers Union members receive a discount on Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation rates and services when they join the CareWorksComp Workers Compensation Program. As a sponsor, OFU offers self-directed safety training materials for use with your employees. Whether or not you participate in our sponsored workers compensation program, we hope you and your employees will use the materials in our library to promote safety at your farm.
Nothing illustrates our commitment to cooperative local business practices better than your favorite farmers market. Since 1934 Ohio Farmers Union members have been seeking ways to work together with other farmers and rural residents to build sustainable local markets for their goods. The explosion of interest in organic and locally grown food has created a vibrant market scene in Ohio. No matter where you live, you are probably not far from an opportunity to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, farm fresh eggs and other healthy offerings from local farmers. When you support your local farmers market you not only get the health and culinary benefits of fresh food, you keep your money in the local economy. (more…)
Your Ohio Farmers Union membership pays off in more ways than just our energetic advocacy on behalf of rural families and consumers. Did you know you can save on health insurance costs? If you are a member with employees you can save on workers compensation costs by participating in an OFU-sponsored plan. You can get discounts on car rentals and other great deals. Come join us and enjoy the benefits!
Take advantage of Ohio Farmers Union competitive insurance rates on everything from crops to your family’s health. For instance, most people who start OFU Health Savings Accounts save 20-30% on health care costs.
Can you find the two Ohio Farmers Union members in this video asking Ohio State to commit to serving more local, "real" food? Hint 1: Creamery Hint 2: It's a _______, it's a plane ... … [Read More...]
COLUMBUS – At a luncheon closing the 82nd Annual Ohio Farmers Union Convention, the 4,000-member farm organization named State Rep. Brian Hill, R-Zanesville, and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, their Legislators of the Year. Each year OFU makes the awards honoring state or federal legislators … [Read More...]
Ohio's senior U.S. Senator and U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee member, Sherrod Brown, will deliver remarks to the 82nd Annual Ohio Farmers Union Convention on Friday. Brown is expected to meet and greet OFU members around 11:45 on the convention floor and he'll speak at 12:20. "Sherrod Brown … [Read More...]
The “Benefits and Downsides of International Trade Agreements” is the topic for the annual Joseph Fichter Scholarship Essay Contest. First-place will receive $750 and the runner-up will receive $250 toward their post-secondary education expenses. Any member of the Ohio Farmers Union who is a … [Read More...]
The Ohio Farmers Union today released a Thanksgiving version of the organization’s popular Farmer’s Share graphic which shows farmers and ranchers receive only about 19 cents of every dollar spent by consumers on their Thanksgiving dinners. “We want to remind Ohioans to be thankful for farmers … [Read More...]