COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Tim Williams of Piketon 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ofb.ag/ohwater.
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.
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.
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.
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.