Media & Publications

Print, broadcast and electronic media are important as Ohio Farm Bureau talks to and about farmers. We're here to assist reporters who are covering issues relevant to farmers and consumers.

News Room

Welcome reporters. Ohio Farm Bureau is eager to help you meet the needs of your readers, viewers and listeners.

You can rely on Ohio Farm Bureau members and staff as knowledgeable sources on diverse subjects such as:
Air Quality
Animal Welfare
Business Climate
Farm Markets
Farm Policy
Fiscal Restraint
Food Affordability
Food Safety
Food Quality
Health Care
Land Use
Property Rights
Risk Management
Safety Taxes
Water Quality
For interviews, background information, story ideas or sources (farmers or staff), or if you would like to be added to our news release distribution list, contact:

Joe Cornely
Sr. Director
Corporate Communications
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8230

Rebecca Everman
Executive Assistant
Corporate Communications
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8241

Reporter Resources

News Releases
Current and archived releases from Ohio Farm Bureau

Media and Publications
OFBF produced print, broadcast and electronic media – great sources of story ideas or even stories you can clip and paste (please contact us for re-use permission)

Policy & Politics
Background and positions on timely issues

USDA Reports
Links to state and national reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Agricultural FAQs
Answers to common questions about agriculture

Upcoming meetings and activities

OFBF Leaders
Bios on top OFBF officials

About Us
What you need to know about who we are and what we do

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation names 2015 grant recipients

February 20, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation continues to develop programs to help smaller, community-based groups. To that end, the foundation has awarded a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2015 program year.


Farm Bureau expands water quality staff

February 19, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jordan Hoewischer of Hilliard has been named Director of Water Quality and Research for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He fills a newly created position that is part of OFBF’s $1 million Water Quality Action Plan, which aims to protect Ohio’s water resources and preserve farmers’ ability to produce food.


Farm Bureau hires new political engagement director

February 19, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Whittney Bowers of Amanda has joined the staff of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) as Director of Grassroots and Political Outreach.



February 18, 2015



Flowers hired as Ohio Farm Bureau organization director

February 05, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Kristin Flowers has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) organization director for Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties.

Discussion Meet finalists

2015 Ohio Farm Bureau Discussion Meet finalists named

February 03, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Four finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2015 Discussion Meet. They are Elaine Beekman of Wellington, Andy Korb of Oxford, Elizabeth Long of London and Jennifer Wilson of Jenera.


Ohio couple appointed to national Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee

January 05, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Latham and Katie Farley of Englewood have been appointed to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, for the 2015-2017 term beginning in March. The committee is composed of 16 positions representing all regions of the United States.

Steve Hirsch

Hirsch continues as president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

December 12, 2014

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has re-elected Steve Hirsch of Chillicothe as its president, which is the highest elected office in the state’s largest and most inclusive farm organization. His re-election took place during the 96th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau, held Dec. 10 - 12 in Columbus.

Frank Burkett

Burkett re-elected OFBF first vice president

December 12, 2014

Frank Burkett III of Massillon has been re-elected first vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau, the second highest elected office in Ohio’s largest and most inclusive farm organization. His election took place during the 96th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Dec. 10-12 in Columbus.

Bill Patterson

Patterson continues as Ohio Farm Bureau treasurer

December 12, 2014

James W. (Bill) Patterson of Chesterland has been re-elected treasurer of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). His election took place during OFBF’s 96th annual meeting, Dec. 10 - 12 in Columbus.