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Welcome reporters. Ohio Farm Bureau is eager to help you meet the needs of your readers, viewers and listeners.

You can rely on Ohio Farm Bureau members and staff as knowledgeable sources on diverse subjects such as:
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Joe Cornely
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Corporate Communications
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8230

Rebecca Everman
Executive Assistant
Corporate Communications
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8241

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News Releases


Wuebker on State Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee

September 09, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jeff Wuebker of Versailles is serving as a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2013 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.

Capital Challenge first place team - Ag Ed Policy Development.

Youths awarded in Capital Challenge competition

August 16, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Engaging young people in democracy was the goal of the first ever Ohio Youth Capital Challenge. The contest, sponsored by Ohio 4-H, Ohio FFA and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation brought together youth ages 14-18 from around the state to discuss community issues and concerns then to work together to propose policies and programs to solve the issues.


Young Agricultural Professionals leaders named

August 08, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named the newest members of its Young Agricultural Professionals Advisory Team: Nathan and Jennifer Brown of Hillsboro, Andy and Danielle Burch of Salem, Brad Heimerl of Johnstown and Greg and Janet McGlinch of Versailles. As team members serving two year terms, they will help develop and conduct activities that provide opportunities for young people to become involved in Ohio Farm Bureau programs.


Ohio Farm Bureau to host free workshop for intermediate bloggers

July 30, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members looking to take their blogging skills to a higher level are invited to attend the organization’s intermediate blogger workshop Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at OFBF’s office in Columbus.


Nutrients and water quality info compiled on new Web page

July 17, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio farmers and others interested in nutrient and water quality issues now have a convenient online source of information and commentary. The OHWATER page is housed on the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) website at

The Land and Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair.

Farm Bureau offers interactive agriculture experience at the Ohio State Fair

July 15, 2013

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 24 to Aug. 4. Presented by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), the exhibit demonstrates agriculture’s link to everyday life.

Farmers working to protect Ohio’s water

July 03, 2013

As the peak season approaches for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) on Ohio’s lakes, the Ohio farm community is pledging its best efforts to protect Ohio’s valuable water resources. An alliance of farm organizations, environmental advocates, academia, businesses and other interested parties have begun a multi-step initiative to positively affect water quality both short-term and over an extended time frame.


Ohio Farm Bureau Offers Free Online Food Preservation Meeting

July 02, 2013

Those interested in learning how to preserve fresh foods at home are invited to join the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) for a live online meeting July 16 at 7 p.m.


Elchinger Wins Ohio Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

July 02, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Bailey Elchinger of Deshler is the winner of the 2013 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Discussion Meet. She won the finals of the event during the OFBF Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) Summer Reach Out event June 29 at Deer Creek State Park.


Ohio Farm Bureau to hold beginning blogger workshops

May 30, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Workshops for aspiring bloggers are being hosted by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.