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Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting to be held in Columbus

December 03, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Taxes and environmental stewardship will be among the top issues addressed during the 96th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), Dec. 10 - 12 in Columbus.


Farm Bureau says pending nutrient law workable, effective

November 19, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio farmers will take another step forward in their efforts to protect Lake Erie under a new law moving through the Ohio General Assembly, according to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).


Ohio Farm Bureau proposes improvements to farmland tax rules

November 13, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has presented its official recommendations to the Ohio General Assembly and Ohio Tax Commissioner Joseph W. Testa that will improve and modernize the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program.


2nd annual Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum to be held Dec. 10

November 11, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) –The second annual Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum will be held Dec. 10 in Columbus and will focus on how Ohioans can effectively engage and improve their local communities.


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.


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.

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.


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).

Young Agricultural Professionals Advisory Team

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.


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.