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Wildman Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

September 07, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Columbus resident Sam Wildman is one of 21 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2012-2013 AgriPOWER Institute.


Ohio Farm Bureau Concerned About Issue 2

August 17, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau’s board of trustees voted at its August meeting to oppose Issue 2.


Statement from OFBF on the naming of Bruce McPheron as new dean of CFAES

August 16, 2012

Statement from Ohio Farm Bureau on the naming of Bruce McPheron as new vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultureal, and Environmental Sciences for Ohio State University.


Ohio Farm Bureau Conducting Drought Survey, Launches Online Resource Page

July 17, 2012

Members of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) are participating in a survey to assess the damage associated with the 2012 drought. Farm Bureau will use the survey data to work with its members, government and the public to address the consequences of this summer’s extreme weather.


Statement from Ohio Farm Bureau on Senate passage of farm bill

June 21, 2012

The U.S. Senate is to be commended for completing its version of the 2012 Farm Bill. Ohio farmers need ample time to adjust to the new law, and the Senate’s timely action is appreciated. We encourage the House to move expeditiously as well.

The Heimerls

Farm Bureau Young Farmers Awarded Free Use of Kubota Tractor

May 31, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Johnstown recently took delivery of a Kubota M-series tractor, one of their prizes for being named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Outstanding Young Farmers.


Ohio Farm Bureau to Host Farm Blog Workshop

May 23, 2012

Farm bloggers of all experience levels are invited to a blogging workshop sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).


Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Awards 11 Scholarships

May 17, 2012

Eleven young Ohioans have been named recipients of $1,000 college scholarships from the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.


OFBF Statement on U.S. Department of Labor Decision

April 27, 2012

The following is a statement from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation on the U.S. Department of Labor decision to drop its youth farm labor proposal.


Lesicko Joins Ohio Farm Bureau Public Policy Team

April 26, 2012

Yvonne Lesicko has been named senior director of legislative and regulatory policy for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.