COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jessica Swihart has joined Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s field staff to help support county Farm Bureaus in their operations. Swihart, who was hired in anticipation of future staffing needs, will be training under Darren Frank, organization director of Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties. Swihart’s duties will be helping leaders strengthen county Farm Bureaus through program development and implementation and identifying ways to serve members and their communities.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 2013 Outstanding Young Farmers Nathan and Jennifer Brown of Hillsboro recently received a Kubota M-Series tractor to use for 250 hours, one of the prizes for being named the state winner.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Young adults involved in or interested in food and farming are invited to attend a Summer Reach Out event June 28 at Mohican State Park. Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) is hosting the event. Registration deadline is May 23.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has hired Jason Duke as a database administrator/developer. Information technology (IT) is an area of emphasis as the organization works to enhance member interaction and service. Duke will be helping maintain and program OFBF’s databases.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) -- Dr. Emily Buck of New Bloomington has received a Case IH Farmall 45A tractor for being a top three finalist in American Farm Bureau’s 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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members are now eligible to get a $500 General Motors discount on the purchase or lease of a new GM car or truck, and for the first time this discount can be used with one other GM offer.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio’s new nutrient management law is good for the state’s water resources and for responsible farmers, according to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). Senate Bill 150 complements extensive voluntary efforts by farmers to keep fertilizer from escaping fields and getting into lakes and waterways.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Frank Burkett III of Massillon has been elected first vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – James W. (Bill) Patterson of Chesterland has been elected treasurer of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Thirty-three high school students from across the state learned how to take action in the government process by participating in the Ohio Youth Capitol Challenge program. Sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, 4-H and FFA, the policy development program took place Feb. 18-19 in Columbus. Part of the program included breakfast at the Statehouse where the students met with state legislative leaders and toured the Capitol.