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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.


Statement from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation on deer hunting rules

May 17, 2013

Statement from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation on deer hunting rules - Editors: The following statement may be attributed to John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.


Statement from the Ohio Farm Bureau on the appointment of Brent Porteus

May 15, 2013

Statement from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation on the appointment of Brent Porteus - Editors: statement can be attributed to John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.