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Four Ohioans Named Winners of 'My Ohio Agriculture' Video Contest

November 08, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Four Ohioans have been named winners of $500 each in the 'My Ohio Agriculture' video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Center for Food and Animal Issues.


OFBF Announces Lawson Promotion

November 03, 2011

Cara Lawson has been promoted to director of community engagement for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). She will be responsible for OFBF’s education and marketing initiatives aimed at building closer ties among Farm Bureau members and the public.


Ohio Farm Bureau Promotes Toland

November 03, 2011

Dan Toland has been promoted to director of digital strategy for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will be responsible for developing OFBF’s social media and Web strategies and tactics and for helping Farm Bureau members use social media to connect with each other and consumers.


Ag Foundations Host Rural-Urban Community Auction Program

October 31, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation), the Animals for Life Foundation (AFL) and the new Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc. (OCAL) have united to host the Seventh Annual Rural – Urban Community Auction.

Larry Gearhardt

Ohio Farm Bureau's Gearhardt receives national award

October 28, 2011

Larry Gearhardt, long time employee of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, has received the Excellence in Agricultural Law Award from the American Agricultural Law Association.


Two Ohio counties win national Farm Bureau competition

October 20, 2011

The Darke and Medina County Farm Bureaus have been named winners in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) County Activities of Excellence program and will be exhibiting their programs at the 2012 AFBF annual meeting in Hawaii.


Hall Named Ohio Farm Bureau Organization Director

October 12, 2011

Anna Hall has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) organization director for Fairfield, Hocking, Perry, Pickaway and Ross counties. She will work with county Farm Bureau leaders to improve their local communities and strengthen their organization.

OFBF President Steve Hirsch on his farm with a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab pickup.

Ohio Farm Bureau Announces $500 GM Savings Program

October 03, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau members can now receive a $500 discount on each qualifying 2011 or 2012 model year Chevrolet, GMC or Buick vehicle they purchase or lease. This Farm Bureau member exclusive is offered for vehicles purchased or leased through Farm Bureau’s—GM Private Offer at a participating GM dealership.


Ohio Farm Bureau Membership Grows

September 28, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has reached statewide membership gain with 214,391 members. It is the 43rd time in the past 44 years that the state’s largest farming and food organization has achieved membership growth.


Campbell Helps Formulate OFBF Policy

September 15, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Kent Campbell of Cedarville is serving on the 2011 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Policy Development Committee. The committee is charged with collecting, organizing and finalizing policy recommendations submitted by county Farm Bureaus from throughout the state.