Media & Publications

Print, broadcast and electronic media are important as Ohio Farm Bureau talks to and about farmers. We're here to assist reporters who are covering issues relevant to farmers and consumers.

News Room

Welcome reporters. Ohio Farm Bureau is eager to help you meet the needs of your readers, viewers and listeners.

You can rely on Ohio Farm Bureau members and staff as knowledgeable sources on diverse subjects such as:
Air Quality
Animal Welfare
Business Climate
Farm Markets
Farm Policy
Fiscal Restraint
Food Affordability
Food Safety
Food Quality
Health Care
Land Use
Property Rights
Risk Management
Safety Taxes
Water Quality
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
Sr. Director
Corporate Communications
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8230

Rebecca Everman
Executive Assistant
Corporate Communications
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8241

Reporter Resources

News Releases
Current and archived releases from Ohio Farm Bureau

Media and Publications
OFBF produced print, broadcast and electronic media – great sources of story ideas or even stories you can clip and paste (please contact us for re-use permission)

Policy & Politics
Background and positions on timely issues

USDA Reports
Links to state and national reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Agricultural FAQs
Answers to common questions about agriculture

Upcoming meetings and activities

OFBF Leaders
Bios on top OFBF officials

About Us
What you need to know about who we are and what we do

News Releases


Wildman Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 22, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – South Charleston resident Carol Wildman is one of 19 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2011-2012 AgriPOWER program. Wildman serves as a church musician and director, home schools her children, is a Clark County Farm Bureau member and, with her husband, has a 650 sow farrow-to-finish operation and raises 600 acres of corn and soybeans.


Campaign Management Seminar Prepares Potential Candidates

August 15, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohioans who are considering running for public office are invited to attend a campaign management seminar hosted by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). The seminar is Sept. 8 and 9 at the OFBF office in Columbus and will prepare potential candidates for winning elections at the local, state and federal levels. Spouses and campaign managers are welcome.


Ohio Farm Bureau Applauds Repeal of State Estate Tax

June 30, 2011

The repeal of Ohio’s estate tax will benefit family farms, small businesses and Ohio’s economy according to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). The elimination of the “death tax” will preserve farms and businesses as they are passed from one generation to the next while retaining jobs and taxes in local communities.


Ohio Farm Bureau appreciates Sen. Brown's support of common sense regulation

June 22, 2011

The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act protects pesticide applicators, their customers and state and local government from costs associated with duplicating already existing federal pesticide regulations.


Farm Bureau applauds passage of animals at large law

June 21, 2011

Ohio livestock producers now have important legal protection if animals escape through no fault of the farmer with the passage and enactment of House Bill 22. The legislation, a priority issue for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), passed the Ohio House and Senate unanimously.

J. Michael Townsley

Townsley honored by Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

June 06, 2011

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) has announced that J. Michael Townsley, president of Bob Evans Foods, is the honoree for the organization’s 2011 Golf Invitational.

Farmers asked to contact lawmakers in support of exports

June 01, 2011

Ohio farm exports are forecast to increase by $55 million dollars per year if Congress passes three pending free trade agreements (FTAs). The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is encouraging farmers to contact Ohio’s Senators and Representatives and ask for their support of this important issue.


New Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship Program Created

May 23, 2011

Cindy Hollingshead Scholarship Fund Supports Careers in Organization Leadership, Volunteerism and Community Development


Berk Named Farm Bureau Organization Director

May 20, 2011

Steve Berk has been named organization director for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) in Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties.


Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Awards Scholarships

May 16, 2011

Three scholarship programs associated with the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation have collectively selected ten $1,000 scholarship recipients for the upcoming 2011-12 academic year.