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6 Ohio County Farm Bureaus Excel in National Contest

October 23, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Six Ohio county Farm Bureaus have been chosen as winners in the 2015 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program. They are the Champaign, Franklin, Gallia, Knox, Muskingum and Tuscarawas county Farm Bureaus.

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OFBF examining CAUV formula

October 15, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is bringing together experts to intensify its examination of the complex formula used in calculating Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV). Many landowners have raised concerns as values are rising at the same time crop prices are falling. OFBF’s goal is to provide solutions to those concerns while preserving the integrity and purpose of the program. CAUV is designed to accurately value land as farm ground rather than as development property.

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Ohio Youth Capitol Challenge winners

State legislators hear Ohio Youth Capitol Challenge winners’ policy proposal

October 14, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The winners of the Ohio Youth Capitol Challenge recently presented their policy proposal to local legislators and candidates running for state office.

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Justices French, Kennedy named Farm Bureau’s ‘Friend of Agriculture’

October 10, 2014

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).

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Young Agricultural Professionals leaders named

September 23, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named the newest members of its Young Agricultural Professionals Advisory Team: Liz and Matt Funderburgh of North Lewisburg, Terri Specht of Chickasaw, Ashton and Kyle Walls of Mt. Vernon and Karl Wedemeyer of LaRue.

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Abfalls named Ohio Farm Bureau 2014 Outstanding Young Farmers

September 23, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Kelly and Michelle Abfall of Albany have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2014 Outstanding Young Farmer Award.

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Reese named 2014 Ohio Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture winner

September 23, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Kristin Reese of Baltimore has been named winner of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2014 Excellence in Agriculture Award. The award recognizes successful young agricultural professionals who are actively contributing and growing through their involvement with Farm Bureau and agriculture.

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More than 350 farmers and others attended the first certified fertilizer applicator training session Sep. 12.

Ohio Farm Bureau to make $1 million investment in water quality action plan

September 12, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio farmers will take measurable steps toward improving Ohio’s water resources with the launch of a $1 million water quality action plan announced today by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).

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Adams on Ohio Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee

September 05, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Craig Adams of Leesburg is serving as a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2014 policy development committee. The committee collects and organizes policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by OFBF’s delegate body at the annual meeting in December.

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Albertson on Ohio Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee

September 05, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Kathleen Albertson of Cambridge is serving as a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2014 policy development committee. The committee collects and organizes policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by OFBF’s delegate body at the annual meeting in December.