American Dairy Association Mideast
The American Dairy Association Mideast (ADA Mideast) proudly serves dairy farm families in Ohio and West Virginia. ADA Mideast is one of 15 state and regional dairy farmer-funded promotion organizations that work together as a federation with Dairy Management Inc. to grow sales, build trust and position dairy in a global food system. Our efforts promote dairy consumption and protect the positive image of dairy farmers, dairy foods and the dairy community, with an emphasis on health and wellness, responsible production and environmental sustainability. For more information, visit drink-milk.com.
In partnership with the Safety and Technical Rescue Association (SATRA), the NW Ohio Grain Safety Training Center prepares first responders through hands-on training for emergency situations at commercial grain operations. When stored grain forms hard bridges, columns and other irregularities, those working to correct it find themselves at risk of becoming trapped inside bins, creating the need for local firefighters to respond. For more information, visit oaba.net/grain-safety.
The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) is a statewide membership organization that represents the business interests important to Ohio’s cattle families. OCA is the trusted leader and respected source of information about Ohio’s cattle and beef industry. It serves as the voice of Ohio’s cattle industry and advocates on behalf of its members. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association focuses on leadership and youth development opportunities. It provides educational programs for members to strengthen their individual businesses and the cattle industry while incorporating sustainability efforts and environmental stewardship to preserve opportunities for future generations
Ohio Corn & Wheat
Ohio Corn & Wheat is a strategic alliance that houses three separate and unique organizations: the Ohio Corn Checkoff, the Ohio Small Grains Checkoff and the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association. We work on behalf of Ohio’s corn and small grain farmers to secure a sustainable future.
The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association is a collective membership organization of nearly 2,000 farmers. The association advocates to protect its members freedom to farm and supports public policy on members’ behalf.
The Ohio Corn Checkoff and the Ohio Small Grains Checkoff are voluntary programs approved by Ohio farmers that collect assessment funds by all first purchasers of Ohio-grown grain. The funds are exclusively used to develop and expand markets, fund research and provide education about corn and small grains.
For more information, visit ohiocornandwheat.org.
Ohio Dairy Producers Association
The Ohio Dairy Producers Association (ODPA) is a grassroots legislative, research and producer education organization that represents dairy farmers from across the state, regardless of farm size, production strategy, marketing preference or political affiliation. ODPA speaks with a unified voice to support or oppose proposed legislation and policy that might affect the dairy industry. ODPA also monitors regulatory activity and tracks important issues that affect Ohio dairy farm families. For more information, visit ODPA.org.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s (OFBF) mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. OFBF is an independent, non-governmental, voluntary grassroots organization governed by their members. OFBF represents farm families united for the purpose of analyzing their problems and formulating action to promote their well-being. Farm Bureau is local, county, state, national and international in its scope and is non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-secret in character. Farm Bureau is the voice of agricultural producers at all levels.
The Ohio Pork Council was established in 1968 when leaders in Ohio’s pork industry determined it was a necessity to promote their own product. When the organization began, about 800 farmers dedicated themselves to this task. The Ohio Pork Council now has approximately 2,500 members. As the organization has grown, so have the programs to promote pork, along with increased services for OPC members. To learn more, visit ohiopork.org.
The Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) is a non-profit statewide trade organization representing more than 600 egg, chicken and turkey farmers. Since its inception in 1948, OPA has cared for consumers and Ohio poultry farms by providing leadership to responsibly produce safe, affordable, and wholesome food. OPA houses the Ohio Egg Marketing Program, the Ohio Egg Processor’s Association, the Ohio Turkey Council and serves as the official state agency for the National Poultry Improvement Plan (bird health certification programs). These programs amplify Ohio poultry farmer’s voices with consumers and throughout the agriculture community.
The Ohio Risk Coordinator (ORC) Group is an organization of environmental, health, safety and transportation professionals in agribusiness. The group meets on a monthly basis to keep members informed of the latest regulatory information, training techniques and compliance strategies; and to help members grow the safety and health culture at their home companies.
As a grassroots organization, the Ohio Soybean Association's (OSA) mission is to provide leadership for Ohio's soybean producers in promoting effective policies and legislation to ensure a growing and profitable soybean industry. OSA gives Ohio soybean farmers a legislative voice at both the state and federal levels and works directly with its national affiliate, the American Soybean Association. Through advocacy and membership, OSA works to represent farmers on issues such as the Farm Bill, water quality, trade policy, biodiesel, and rural development. Learn more at www.soyohio.org/membership.
The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) was founded in 1991 to manage the Soybean Promotion and Research Program – commonly known as the soybean checkoff. The organization strives to invest soybean checkoff funds to maximize the value of soybeans and increase profit opportunities for Ohio farmers. OSC’s board of volunteer farmer leaders invest in a wide variety of strategic projects and programs that will help expand markets, drive innovation, and build understanding. Learn more at www.soyohio.org/herewegrow.