Why Is the Organizational Member Strategy (OMS) Needed?

We are seeing: 

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Continued decline in membership

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Fewer and different types of farmers in the future with different needs and expectations

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The need to serve members at all stages of their careers

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Resource inconsistencies and the need to develop additional revenue streams

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Changing member and employee preferences on how to deliver services differently, through both staffing and structure

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A need for better stewardship of our volunteer leaders


Therefore, county Farm Bureaus and Illinois Farm Bureau must work together with a sense of urgency to modernize the organization to maintain relevancy for farmers of the future while ensuring the advocacy and engagement needs of all members are being delivered as efficiently and effectively as possible. 



We want to hear from you! 

Additional member feedback is welcome and encouraged throughout the OMS by email at OMS@ilfb.org or by contacting your local county Farm Bureau.