COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Elizabeth Long of London is the winner of the 2015 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Discussion Meet. The final round of the competition was held during OFBF’s Young Agricultural Professionals Summer Reach Out event June 27 at Miami County Fairgrounds.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Joyce Spangler has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s graphic designer. In her position, Spangler is responsible for layout and design of Farm Bureau publications, including Our Ohio magazine and Buckeye Farm News and helping maintain the integrity of the corporate brand.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Outstanding Young Farmers Kelly and Michelle Abfall of Albany recently received a Kubota M-Series tractor to use for 250 hours, one of the prizes for being named the 2014 state contest winner.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Tim Hicks of Lexington has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) business development field director.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Haley Davis of Bucyrus has been promoted to Ohio Farm Bureau Federation organization director for Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Richland and Wyandot counties. Davis will act as liaison between the county Farm Bureaus and Ohio Farm Bureau. She will assist the county groups as they develop and implement programs to strengthen their organizations and enhance their ability to serve members and affect positive change in their communities.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Collaboration and continual improvement are the keys to balancing clean water and food production, according to panelists who participated in Food Dialogues®:Toledo. The biggest challenge is inadequate funding to improve knowledge, management and infrastructure.
The Toledo water crisis of last summer and the challenges of balancing food production and water quality will be the topics of Food Dialogues® Toledo, a live, interactive online event May 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. Panelists will include representatives from city government, agriculture, business, environment and science. The event will take place at Forrester’s on the River near downtown Toledo.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has offered a second set of recommended changes to the state’s Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program, which should result in more accurate valuations that reflect the current economic conditions faced by landowners are facing. An additional benefit should be to encourage more participation in conservation practices and programs.