Ohio Farm Bureau Founded
On January 27, 1919, the first meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation took place on this campus at the former Botany and Zoology Building, now Jennings Hall. Farm Bureau members representing 76 counties along with many Ohio State University Extension agents convened during The Ohio State University’s “Farm and Home Week.”
Leading the meeting was George Cooley, “Father of the Ohio Farm Bureau.” Farm Bureau adopted its first resolutions, pledging to support farm legistation, pressing for Organization of a national Farm Bureau, supporting expansion of county extension agent work and cooperating with Ohio State’s College of Agriculture and Experiment Station.
Today, Farm Bureau represents members in all 88 counties with programming to
help farmers, advance agriculture and strengthen communities. The American Farm
Bureau is made up of all 50 state Farm Bureaus plus Puerto Rico.
Erected 2018 by The Ohio State University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture
Location. 39° 59.81′ N, 83° 0.915′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Neil Avenue and West 12th Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Neil Avenue. Marker is on the campus of Ohio State University, in front of Jennings Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1735 Neil Avenue, Columbus OH 43210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neil Avenue Gate (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Underground Railroad on University Land (about 500 feet away); Browning Amphitheatre / The Outdoor Performance Center (about 600 feet away); The Ohio State University (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Ohio Union (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 0.2 miles away); University Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 1, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.