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 Frank Gates-Avizent 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. If you’re into the great outdoors, you’ll take advantage of the Cabela’s discount. 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.
COLUMBUS - Ohio Farmers Union (OFU) has proposed substantial recommendations to the governor, the Ohio Department of Taxation and the General Assembly concerning corrections and improvements to the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program. Under CAUV, farmland is taxed on its agricultural … [Read More...]
OEFFA is sponsoring a program in Athens on Thursday called: Who's in Charge? 70,000 Miles of Proposed Pipelines in Ohio. Ohio University, Porter Hall, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20 Speakers include Ted Auch of FracTracker Alliance, Nathan Johnson of the Ohio Environmental Council and … [Read More...]
The Ohio Farmers Union is providing testimony on two bills this week: Sub. H.B. 490 - the large, catch-all bill which began life as part of Gov. John Kasich's Mid Biennium Review package of legislation meant to make budget adjustments. The bill covers both the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture and Ohio … [Read More...]
Nov 20, 1925 - Oct 26, 2014 Michael J. Leimeister, age 88, of Collins, died on October 26, 2014 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk. He was born on November 20, 1925 in Shinrock and has lived in Collins for the last 65 years. He was a 1944 graduate of Berlin Local School. He served in … [Read More...]
Ohio Farmers Union President Joe Logan has been appointed to a national committee that provides advice on environmental, agricultural and rural development issues to the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Logan will serve on the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities … [Read More...]