Racking up almost 14,000 miles on the road and visiting with over 800 members across the state since 2016 has helped Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Adam Sharp develop a solid understanding of the direction members want the organization to head toward.
Talking to members was one of Sharp’s first steps in starting a strategic planning process that culminated in a plan in 2018. The plan’s implementation continues in 2019 as Sharp recently announced actions that realigns staff teams and departments around key strategic plan areas.
An important piece of the plan identified a need for organizational focus on strategic partnerships. As a result, a new strategic partnerships department is being established that will include a new cabinet level vice president and a team devoted to working with key industry allies, including long-standing partners like Nationwide, to further organizational financial and program goals.
“Our newly created strategic partnership team will be beneficial as we build on relationships within the food and agricultural community,” Sharp said.