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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
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Email: jcornely@ofbf.org
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8230

Rebecca Everman
Executive Assistant
Corporate Communications
Email: reverman@ofbf.org
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8241

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News Releases

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Bodimer graduates from AgriPOWER Institute

April 15, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jake Bodimer of Gallipolis recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) AgriPOWER Institute. The intensive, yearlong leadership training program helps farmers and agricultural professionals gain influence over public policy issues that impact their businesses.

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Bell graduates from AgriPOWER Institute

April 15, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Matt Bell of Zanesville recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) AgriPOWER Institute. The intensive, yearlong leadership training program helps farmers and agricultural professionals gain influence over public policy issues that impact their businesses.

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Twenty graduate from AgriPOWER Institute

April 14, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Twenty select leaders and advocates graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s AgriPOWER Institute. The intensive, yearlong leadership training program helps farmers and agricultural professionals gain influence over public policy issues that impact their businesses.

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Williams elected to Farm Bureau Executive Committee

April 07, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Tim Williams of Piketon has been elected to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Executive Committee. The committee is elected by and from OFBF’s board of trustees.

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Hirsch Elected President of Ohio Farm Bureau

April 05, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Steve Hirsch of Chillicothe has been elected president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He became the organization’s 23rd president during a special election by OFBF’s board of trustees April 5. He holds the highest elected office in the state’s largest farm organization.

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Weilnau Elected OFBF First Vice President

April 05, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Sparky Weilnau of Milan has been elected First Vice President of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), the second highest elected office in the state’s largest farm organization.

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OFBF responds to Ohio Livestock Care Board vote on veal housing standards

April 05, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – “The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation supports the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board’s decision to reinsert the “turnaround language” into their veal care standards.

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Ohio Reps. Jean Schmidt and Bob Gibbs recently held a congressional hearing on pesticide regulations.

Farm Bureau applauds Ohio congressmen, Appeals Court

April 01, 2011

Ohio Reps. Jean Schmidt and Bob Gibbs have been commended by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) for their sponsorship of H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011.

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Video contest highlights Ohioans’ connections to agriculture

March 16, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Center for Food and Animal Issues is inviting Ohioans to share how food and farming touches their lives in the “My Ohio Agriculture - What’s Our Connection?” video contest.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Awards Seed Soil Sun Book Of The Year

March 09, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2011 Award for Children's Literature is 'Seed Soil Sun: Earth’s Recipe for Food' by Cris Peterson.