The panel was initiated by delegate action at the 2013 OFBF annual meeting and asked to define a membership structure that leads to growth and viability for the organization. Key themes in the discussion thus far include the importance of strong county, state and national organizations, keeping membership authority at the county level, becoming more inclusive and providing value back to partnering...
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Heroes Breakfast was held March 19, 2014 at the Roberts Centre. The featured guest speaker was Jessica Buchanan Landemalm. Jessica was born in Portland, Oregon, but spent her formative years growing up outside of Cincinnati. In 2003, Buchanan moved to the greater Philadelphia area to pursue a degree in education, and she began to travel during her summer months, teaching and volunteering in Hondu...
SUGAR SHACK KETTLE CORN helped "sweeten" this bi-annual visit to Nationwide Agents Twice a year, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) coordinates a Nationwide Agent Visitation Week, which is an opportunity for Ohio Farm Bureau to reach out to the 456 Nationwide agents in Ohio to show appreciation for their support of the partnership between Nationwide and OFBF. The visits provide county Farm Bureau...
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its seventh annual “Book of the Year” award to Laurie Krebs for “The Beeman.” The book introduces young readers to bees, beekeepers and the pollination process. Krebs is a retired elementary school teacher. She began her writing career by creating stories for her class. Today she lives in Virginia with the Beeman himself, her husband, B...
The documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker James Moll gives an up close and personal look at some of the young farmers who raise the food we eat. Premiering nationwide this spring, the feature-length film provides a firsthand glimpse into the high-risk/high-reward jobs of farmers, all in their 20s, who have assumed the generational responsibility of running the family business. Screenings were hel...
THE FORUM - ANIMALS FOR LIFE FOUNDATION Join fellow enthusiasts for a fu ll day of meaningful contemplation, conversation and collaboration focusing on the human-animal bond at the 2014 Animals for Life Forum. Topics of the day will include how animals help humans heal, health benefits from human-animal interacrion and how humans care for animals. New York Times bestselling author Jon Karz will he...
<!--[if gte vml 1]> <!--[endif]-->TALK IS NOT CHEAP. Conversation is a powerful tool. IT CAN CHANGE OPINIONS. It can enlighten and build trust. Conversation about how food is produced are happening. But the voices of farmers have been less representative in the conversation about food production. Engaging in conversation about food production will help farmers understand what cons...
The spring season of the Farmers’ Market is held at the Mural Parking Lot, 81 W. Main St., Wilmington. The market will be on the first and third Saturdays in March, April and May leading up to the summer season start on June 7. The spring Farmers’ Market features new and returning local vendors and offers a variety of quality products, including: local meats and eggs, baked good (including gluten...
Wilmington, Ohio - Small farm owners who want to learn more about how to make their farms work better for them or expand their operations, or those new to agriculture who are looking for ways to utilize acreage, can attend workshops and presentations on these and more issues during two small farm conferences “Opening Doors to Success”, March 7 & 8 in Wilmington, Ohio, and “Living Your Small Fa...
The Clinton Soil & Water Conservation District and the USDA service center have established a memorial scholarship fund in honor and memory of Bob and Michele Coblentz. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Clinton County student pursuing a career in agriculture and/or conservation. The scholarship will be awarded in April 2014. If you have any questions or comments, you may contact our o...
Organization Director:Steven N. Berk
Mailing Address:1425 Rombach Ave., P.O. Box 906
Wilmington, OH 45177
Office Hours:Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dues:$60 per year for a family membership
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