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Ohio Farm Bureau to convene in Columbus

November 24, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The 97th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) will be Dec. 2 - 4 in Columbus. The state’s largest and most inclusive food and farm organization will elect leaders, establish its policies for the coming year, conduct leadership training and recognize county Farm Bureaus and individuals for their contributions to the organization and community. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Strong Foundation...Building for Tomorrow.”


Free mobile app helps farmers comply with new state laws

November 24, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – A free mobile app is now available to help farmers comply with new recordkeeping requirements created under two state laws.


House, Senate introduce CAUV bills based on Ohio Farm Bureau recommendations

November 20, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio landowners could avoid soaring property tax increases thanks to efforts by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). This week both the House and Senate introduced bills that encompass Ohio Farm Bureau’s suggested changes to the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) formula that would result in more accurate valuations for landowners. Because no administrative action has been taken on its proposed CAUV changes, Ohio Farm Bureau began pursuing legislative changes.


Domsitz joins Ohio Farm Bureau staff

November 06, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Amanda Domsitz has joined the staff of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation as a communications specialist. She will contribute to all parts of the organization’s communications program including the Our Ohio and Buckeye Farm News publications, Ohio Farm Bureau’s website, e-newsletters and social media activities. Domsitz will be involved with writing, photography and graphic design duties.


Farm Bureau pleased with vote on State Issues 1, 2 and 3

November 04, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) congratulates its members for their work to pass State Issues 1 and 2 and defeat State Issue 3. The organization also thanks the voters of Ohio for their thoughtful decisions.


OFBF and USDA-NRCS Partner to Establish Demonstration Farms in Blanchard

October 29, 2015

Conservation Expert Hired to Manage Program


Ohio tops in county Farm Bureau programming

October 28, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Seven of the nation’s top 24 county Farm Bureau projects and activities came from Ohio this year. American Farm Bureau Federation annually recognizes the top county Farm Bureau programs through its County Activities of Excellence (CAE) awards. The CAE contest identifies programs that serve as models of innovation for local activities and showcase the value of volunteers working together to build and strengthen their communities. This year’s contest drew 152 entries nationwide with 26 from Ohio.


Baker named Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation director of development

October 28, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Chris Baker of Hilliard has been named director of development for Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, a 501 (c) nonprofit, public charitable organization. Established in 1985, the foundation strives for measurable agricultural community improvement in Ohio through the support of projects that focus on agricultural education, environment and economic issues in rural, suburban and urban neighborhoods.


Ohio Farm Bureau’s Fisher to retire, board seeking new executive

October 23, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has announced the impending retirement of Executive Vice President John C. (Jack) Fisher. The Ohio Farm Bureau board of trustees has begun its search for a successor, with the transition to new leadership expected in mid-2016.


Young Ag Professionals’ Leadership Experience to be held Jan. 29-30

October 22, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Agricultural Professionals will hold its annual Leadership Experience Jan. 29-30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus. The event includes 20 workshops covering a wide range of food and farming topics.