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Vonderhaar graduates from AgriPOWER Institute

March 30, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Camden resident Rachael Vonderhaar is one of 19 farmers and agribusiness professionals who recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) AgriPOWER Institute, Class VI.


Watters graduates from AgriPOWER Institute

March 30, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Winchester resident Kristy Watters is one of 19 farmers and agribusiness professionals who recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) AgriPOWER Institute, Class VI.


Farmers asked to complete fertilizer certification training

March 26, 2015

Farmers are being encouraged to complete the requirements of Ohio’s Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Program.


Davis joins Ohio Farm Bureau staff

March 12, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Haley Davis of Bucyrus has joined Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s field staff to help support county Farm Bureaus in their operations. Davis, who was hired in anticipation of future staffing needs, will be training under Tim Hicks, organization director for Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Richland and Wyandot counties. Her duties will be helping leaders strengthen county Farm Bureaus through program development and implementation and identifying ways to serve members and their communities.


Farm Bureau supports new nutrient bill

March 09, 2015

Ohio House Bill 61, aimed at reducing nutrient runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB), has earned the support of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).


CAUV formula to be improved

March 06, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Increases in farmland valuations will be reduced following the Ohio Department of Taxation’s decision to enact administrative changes to the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) formula recently proposed by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).

T-shirts sales during the Young Ag Professionals winter conference.

Young Ag Professionals’ donate $10,000 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank

March 02, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) raised $5,177 for Mid-Ohio Foodbank by selling T-shirts that carried positive messages about Ohio agriculture. Ohio Farm Bureau’s board of trustees voted to add an additional $5,000 to the donation, raising the total to $10,177.


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.