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LOCAL FARM BUREAU NEWS AND EVENTS

Published May. 4, 2010 | Discuss this article on Facebook

YOUNG AG PROFESSIONAL SUMMER RETREAT - COLUMBUS ZOO Young Ag Professional Summer Retreat at the Columbus Zoo will take place once again this year.  More information to come when available but be sure to mark your calendar for July 10th, 2010!

IF YOU ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 35 THESE OPPORTUNITIES ARE FOR YOU!!

DISCUSSION MEET This is NOT a panel discussion or debate but rather a formal version of what naturally happens through discussion. It is an exercise in cooperative problem solving, designed to give experience in leading group discussions and chairing committees. Please contact the local Farm Bureau office by July 2, 2010 if you are interested in applying.  Call  1-800-260-3499 or via email at allen@ofbf.org. Questions for the first round, which will take place  Aug. 21 and 22 are: Government has always been involved in agriculture. Is the current level of government involvement a net hindrance or a net benefit to agriculture? How will food movements such as "foodie" and "locavore", which are focused primarily in urban centers, influence national agriculture production and federal programs? Farm Bureau is the leading voice for agriculture but not the only voice.  How do we encourage other agricultural groups to work together for the common good of our industry?

EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE This award is designed to recognize successful young agriculture professionals, who are actively contributing and growing through their involvement in Farm Bureau and in agriculture. The ideal applicant is someone who is in non-production agriculture that promote the ag industry through their daily work routine. Applications are available at ofbf.org or we can send you one from the local office.  Call 1-800-260-3499 or email the office at allen@ofbf.org. Applications are due to the county Farm Bureau office by June 1, 2010.

OHIO FARM BUREAU OUTSTANDING YOUNG FARMER This award is designed to recognize successful young farmers 35 years old and younger, for achievement in the business of farming, leadership, and involvement in the agricultural community, particularly within local and state Farm Bureau. To apply you MUST be engaged in production agriculture and agriculture needs to be your primary source of income. Applications are available at ofbf.org or we can send you one from the local office.  Call 1-800-260-3499 or via email at allen@ofbf.org.   Applications are due to the county Farm Bureau office by June 1, 2010.

ADVISORY TEAM The Young Agriculture Professionals Advisory Team provides leadership and growth experiences to Farm Bureau members. An application process is used to select team members and is based on Farm Bureau involvement, leadership potential, and community service. Ryan and Nikki McClure from Paulding are past team members and current members on the American Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Ranchers Committee. If you have any questions they are a great resource, they can be reached at mcclure0409@tds.net. Applications are due to the office by June 1, 2010.

DON'T FORGET FOR SUMMER... VISIT http://ofbf.org/ and click on “Benefits and Membership” and then click on “Member Benefits” and choose “Travel & Recreation.” You can find all our other benefits listed there as well.  Need help, contact the office for more info.

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