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Farm Bureau Applauds Passage Of Nutrient Management Legislation

April 09, 2014

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.


Burkett Elected Farm Bureau First Vice President

April 01, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Frank Burkett III of Massillon has been elected first vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).


Patterson Elected Treasurer Of Ohio Farm Bureau

April 01, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – James W. (Bill) Patterson of Chesterland has been elected treasurer of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).

Ohio Youth Capitol Challenge participants

33 High School Students Participate in Ohio Youth Capitol Challenge

March 20, 2014

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.


Graves Named Farm Bureau Communications Specialist

March 07, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Amy Beth Graves has been named communications specialist for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). She’ll write, edit and do photography for OFBF’s publications Our Ohio magazine and Buckeye Farm News as well as contribute to the organization’s web and marketing teams.


Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation names 2014 grant recipients

February 24, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation continues to develop programs to help smaller, community-based groups and has awarded a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2014 program year.


Young Ohioans participate in national Farm Bureau contest

February 21, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – John Schoenhals of Archbold and Caroline Weihl of Perrysburg recently represented Ohio in the national Collegiate Discussion Meet, a contest promoted by the Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) program of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).


Ohio Farm Bureau names Discussion Meet finalists

February 10, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Four finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2014 Discussion Meet. They are Elaine Beekman of Wellington, Christen Clemson of Cortland, Elizabeth Mead of Mechanicsburg and Victoria Shaw of Litchfield.


Statement from Ohio Farm Bureau on Dr. Michael V. Drake being named the new pres

January 30, 2014

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


Statement from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation on House Passage of Farm Bill

January 29, 2014

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