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2014-15 AgriPOWER Class

20 Ohioans Participating in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 12, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Twenty farmers and agribusiness professionals from across the state have been selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2014-2015 AgriPOWER Institute.


Ohio Farm Bureau Hires Milam as Director of Legal Education

July 24, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has hired Amy Milam as director of legal education. In her new position, Milam will provide legal education and information on agricultural issues to Ohio Farm Bureau members, monitor legal cases important to agriculture and review proposed legislation at the state and federal levels.


12 Receive Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation Scholarships

July 16, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Twelve young Ohioans have been named recipients of $1,500 college scholarships from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation. Supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the Foundation annually recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, engagement in their communities and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research.


Farm Bureau Offers Interactive Agriculture Experiences at the Ohio State Fair

July 11, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio are just two of the many reasons for visitors to stop by the “Land and Living” exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, July 23 to Aug. 3. Presented by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and Nationwide, the exhibit demonstrates agriculture’s link to everyday life.


New Ohio Farm Bureau Discount for Polaris Off-Road Vehicles

July 10, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members can now receive a new discount on Polaris utility and sport vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and GEM electric vehicles.


Coalition of Diverse Interests Launches Healthy Water Ohio

July 07, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (HwO) – One of Ohio’s greatest assets for families, communities and businesses is its abundant supply of water. Healthy Water Ohio (HwO) is a newly announced coalition organized to develop a long-range strategy to protect and enhance the waters of the state.


Shaw Wins Ohio Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

July 01, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Victoria Shaw of Litchfield is the winner of the 2014 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Discussion Meet. The final round of the competition was held during OFBF’s Young Agricultural Professionals Summer Reach Out event June 28 at Mohican State Park.


Farm Bureau Expert: Beware of Financial Liabilities When Purchasing a Gas Well

June 10, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Landowners who take ownership of gas wells on their property need to make sure the benefits outweigh the financial liabilities, says Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Director of Energy Policy Dale Arnold.


OFBF statement on Gov. John Kasich’s signing of Senate Bill

June 06, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Editors: The following statement may be attributed to John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.


DiVencenzo Elected to Ohio Farm Bureau Board

May 07, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Alfred (Al) DiVencenzo of Grafton has been elected District 3 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will represent Farm Bureau members from Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties and will help govern the state’s largest food and farm organization.