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For interviews, background information, story ideas or sources (farmers or staff), or if you would like to be added to our news release distribution list, contact:

Joe Cornely
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Email: jcornely@ofbf.org
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8230

Rebecca Everman
Executive Assistant
Corporate Communications
Email: reverman@ofbf.org
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8241

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News Releases

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Farm Bureau Announces Local Foods Gift Basket

January 17, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Taste From Our Ohio Gift Basket is the newest exclusive benefit for members of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). The baskets of unique, nonperishable Ohio food items promote local businesses and bring together the food and farm communities. A portion of the proceeds from basket sales will fund youth scholarships and agricultural education projects through the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

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OFBF Young Ag Professionals Advisory Team Leaders Announced

December 17, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Latham and Katie Farley of Clayton were recently elected chairs of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Young Agricultural Professional Advisory Team.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Delegates Set Policy

December 06, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Nutrient management, agricultural drainage and state tax policy were among issues voting delegates addressed at the 95th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). Delegates also established a committee to study changes to the membership model for the organization.

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Hirsch Re-Elected President Of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

December 06, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Steve Hirsch of Chillicothe has been re-elected president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He holds the highest elected office in the state’s largest and most inclusive farm organization. His election took place during the 95th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau, held Dec. 4-6 in Columbus.