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Willard selected for intensive agricultural leadership program

July 22, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jami Willard of Columbus is is one of 19 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected for the 2015-2016 AgriPOWER class. AgriPOWER is the Ohio Farm Federation’s elite training program designed to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. The yearlong program consists of seven two-to-three-day training sessions that focus on public policy issues facing agriculture and the food industry.


Farm Bureau opposes marijuana measure

July 17, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its opposition to the marijuana legalization measure likely to be on the November 2015 ballot.


Long wins Ohio Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

July 01, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Elizabeth Long of London is the winner of the 2015 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Discussion Meet. The final round of the competition was held during OFBF’s Young Agricultural Professionals Summer Reach Out event June 27 at Miami County Fairgrounds.


Statement on DeWine’s lawsuit about U.S. EPA ‘waters of the United States' rule

June 30, 2015

Editors: The following statement may be attributed to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.


Spangler named graphic designer for Ohio Farm Bureau

June 26, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Joyce Spangler has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s graphic designer. In her position, Spangler is responsible for layout and design of Farm Bureau publications, including Our Ohio magazine and Buckeye Farm News and helping maintain the integrity of the corporate brand.


Farm Bureau seeks farm tax changes

June 18, 2015

Organization’s members asked to contact state lawmakers


Young Farmers awarded free use of Kubota tractor

June 04, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Outstanding Young Farmers Kelly and Michelle Abfall of Albany recently received a Kubota M-Series tractor to use for 250 hours, one of the prizes for being named the 2014 state contest winner.


Hicks named Ohio Farm Bureau’s business development field director

June 01, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Tim Hicks of Lexington has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) business development field director.


Davis named Ohio Farm Bureau organization director

June 01, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Haley Davis of Bucyrus has been promoted to Ohio Farm Bureau Federation organization director for Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Richland and Wyandot counties. Davis will act as liaison between the county Farm Bureaus and Ohio Farm Bureau. She will assist the county groups as they develop and implement programs to strengthen their organizations and enhance their ability to serve members and affect positive change in their communities.


Toledo food and water quality event identifies solutions and challenges

May 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Collaboration and continual improvement are the keys to balancing clean water and food production, according to panelists who participated in Food Dialogues®:Toledo. The biggest challenge is inadequate funding to improve knowledge, management and infrastructure.