Foundation Programs & Events
Spring 2013 - Foundation Golf Invitational
The 2013 Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Invitational Golf Outing was held Monday, June 17 at The Lakes Golf and Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082.
The Lakes Golf and Country Club was designed by Ed Sneed and opened in 1990. The course has hosted tournament play for the OGA Ohio Senior Classic, CDGA Margraf Mixed and Pillkington Cup matches, as well as USGA Open qualifiers on local and sectional levels.
The course features 7,106 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.1 and it has a slope rating of 134 on Bent grass.
The Foundation is pleased to announce that Robert Bash was this year’s honoree.
Bash is the retired director of public affairs, natrual resource, environmental and utility issues, for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He began his career with Farm Bureau in 1953 as an organization director and served in this capacity in northeast and southeast Ohio until 1966. He was promoted to regional supervisor and served in both the southwest and northwest areas of the state until 1973. He began his work for Farm Bureau in Columbus as director of membership services in 1973 and worked in the Public Affairs department from 1974 until his retirement in 1995.
Bash is well known for his advocacy for farmers and rural residents in natural resource, environmental and utility service issues. During his tenure he served in leadership positions with the Ohio Alliance for the Environment and the Water Management Association of Ohio, as well as advisory panels with ODNR, the Ohio EPA, the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio State University and USDA.
He was instrumental helping Farm Bureau leaders create policies concerning animal damage control, soil and water conservation strategies, rural phone service, oil and gas exploration and utility infrastructure. He is credited with creating several Farm Bureau Legal Information Series publications that are updated and continue to serve members today.
He is a 1951 graduate of Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering and agronomy. He is a veteran of the Korean Conflict, and holds a Bronze Star for meritorious achievement. Bah is a recipient of the Ohio State Distinguished Alumni Award and has been honored by the Ohio Alliance for the Environment and National Rural Crime Prevention Center.
He is a member of the Gideons International. He and his wife, Glenna, live in Lancater, Ohio.
The Foundation is pleased to have Nationwide and Medical Mutual of Ohio as this year’s Tournament Marshalls. Nationwide can trace its beginnings to a small mutual auto insurance company created by Farm Bureau members. Over the past 80 years, Nationwide’s relationship with farmers and rural residents has helped create a foundation that contributed to the growth of the company. Today, Nationwide is one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world. Its relationships with Ohio, seven other state Farm Bureaus and other key agribusiness organizations and cooperatives across the nation help the company stays close to its roots. The company is a proven leader that provides a variety of resources that benefit farmers and rural communities.
Medical Mutual of Ohio has been a trusted insurer for more than 75 years, and is the oldest and largest health insurance company headquartered in the state of Ohio, and has expanded operations in Georgia, Indiana and South Carolina. As a mutual company, they operate for the benefit of our members without needing to meet the demands of stockholders or Wall Street analysts. Instead, they focus on developing products and services that allow them to better serve their customers and the communities around them and help their members achieve their best possible health and quality of life.
For information on golf and future sponsorship opportunities, please contact: David Rule 614-246-8210 or e-mail email@example.com.
Rural-Urban Community Auction
Fall 2013 - Ohio Farm Bureau Family of Foundations Unite to Sponsor Ninth Annual Community Silent Auction
Education and outreach - Farm and rural leaders are working together to generate resources that create programs that promote agriculture as an industry, focal point for community development, and a rewarding way of life. With this in mind, the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation), the Animals for Life Foundation (AFL) and the Ohio Center of Agricultural Law, Inc. cordially invite you to donate to and/or participate in the Ninth Annual Rural - Urban Community Silent Auction.
The event will be held Nov. 11 - Dec. 3, 2013 via the Internet at www.biddingforgood.com and will be featured on the national Bidding for Good Network. The auction concludes with a final “live” session held in conjunction with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, Dec. 4-5, 2013.
Farm Bureau’s friends and neighbors who donate an auction item receive the following benefits:
* Special recognition in Internet publication projects associated with the event. Moreover, our auction is a national participant in the Bidding for Good Network. Consumers looking for one of a kind gift items will have easy access to our website. Your item, representing your business, will have exposure on local, state and national levels.
* Special Internet Linkage – While your item will be highlighted in our auction premium catalogue, you have the ability to invite auction participants to discover more about your business. Using your company logo, auction participants can point, click and be automatically linked to an Internet website of your choosing. It’s a great way to invite a variety of Farm Bureau friends and neighbors to visit your company and get to know you better via cyberspace.
Suggested auction items included the following:
* Auction Basket – You can create a “basket” of items that highlights the unique history and heritage of your business, and any possible connection to Farm Bureau. Besides using a basket, the container itself can be something special about your company, too.
* Special Product – The item can be any item that has been manufactured, hand crafted and/or artistically enhanced to promote your company.
* Other Special Item – Got that special piece of sports memorabilia, trip/getaway package or unique item that will make people say “WOW!” We can highlight those items, too!
Proceeds from the auction are used to support the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s grant and scholarship programs, AFLF's education and community outreach projects, as well as the Agricultural Law Center's outreach and research programs.
Click Here for a PDF version of 2013 Auction Participation Form
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