COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) raised $5,177 for Mid-Ohio Foodbank by selling T-shirts that carried positive messages about Ohio agriculture. Ohio Farm Bureau’s board of trustees voted to add an additional $5,000 to the donation, raising the total to $10,177.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation continues to develop programs to help smaller, community-based groups. To that end, the foundation has awarded a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2015 program year.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jordan Hoewischer of Hilliard has been named Director of Water Quality and Research for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He fills a newly created position that is part of OFBF’s $1 million Water Quality Action Plan, which aims to protect Ohio’s water resources and preserve farmers’ ability to produce food.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Whittney Bowers of Amanda has joined the staff of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) as Director of Grassroots and Political Outreach.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Kristin Flowers has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) organization director for Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Four finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2015 Discussion Meet. They are Elaine Beekman of Wellington, Andy Korb of Oxford, Elizabeth Long of London and Jennifer Wilson of Jenera.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Latham and Katie Farley of Englewood have been appointed to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, for the 2015-2017 term beginning in March. The committee is composed of 16 positions representing all regions of the United States.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has re-elected Steve Hirsch of Chillicothe as its president, which is the highest elected office in the state’s largest and most inclusive farm organization. His re-election took place during the 96th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau, held Dec. 10 - 12 in Columbus.
Frank Burkett III of Massillon has been re-elected first vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau, the second highest elected office in Ohio’s largest and most inclusive farm organization. His election took place during the 96th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Dec. 10-12 in Columbus.