December 12, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) honored four individuals Dec. 11 for their lifelong contributions to agriculture. Distinguished Service Awards were presented to William Batchelder, speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, and agriculturalist William “Bart” Montgomery. John Davis received the Cooperative/Agriculture Educator award, and Celeste Baumg...
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Dec. 12, 2014 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) delegates took action to address water quality, taxes and agriculture’s prominence at Ohio State University during the group’s 96th annual meeting. Other policy issues during the Dec. 10-12 meeting in Columbus included combating rural drugs and dealing with Ohio energy issues. They also voted on a new membership structure to strengthen the organizat...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Incumbent Ohio Supreme Court Justices Judith French and Sharon Kennedy have both been named a “Friend of Agriculture” by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee (AGGPAC). “Friend of Agriculture” is an official designation that identifies elected officials who have supported the public policy goals of Farm Bureau. Both French ...
A Farmer's Field of Dreams Fayette County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Tuesday, August 5, 2014 5:30 p.m.—Candidate’s Reception 6 p.m.— Dinner Thompson’s Pine Tree Lodge, 1654 Flakesford Rd. Washington CH 43160 The evening will be filled with good food, voting on policy, recognizing scholarship winners’ accomplishments. We will be sharing our evening with SWCD and their mem...
The Frank B. Sollars/Fayette County Farm Bureau awarded Nicole Straathof a $1,500 scholarship. Nicole is a graduate of Miami Trace High School. Throughout her high school career, Nicole was very active in 4-H, FFA, volunteered as a teacher’s assistant for Head Start. She also volunteered for “Adopt-A-Family Donation”, “Ohio FFA Leadership Night”, church activities, and the list goes on and on. ...
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...
The Fayette County Farm Bureau annually awards the Frank B. Sollars Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Fayette County Farm Bureau for $2,000.00 to a graduating senior who will be entering a two or four year technical school or university majoring in agriculture. Applications will be accepted from graduating seniors who plan to pursue an Ag related education in a 2 - 4 year program. For those sc...
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