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

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

Weilnau Helps Formulate OFBF Policy

September 15, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Sparky Weilnau of Milan is serving on the 2011 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Policy Development Committee. Weilnau, who is the committee chairman, is first vice president and district 3 trustee for OFBF. The committee is charged with collecting, organizing and finalizing policy recommendations submitted by county Farm Bureaus throughout the state.


Carney Is New Farm Bureau Organization Director

September 14, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jody Carney has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) organization director for Delaware, Franklin, Madison and Union Counties.

Dr. Bobby Moser speaking at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

OFBF Statement Regarding Moser Retirement

September 02, 2011

Statement from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President and Ohio State University trustee John C. (Jack) Fisher on the impending retirement of Dr. Bobby D. Moser, Ohio State University Vice President, agricultural administration and Dean, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences


Farm Bureau Encourages ‘Yes’ Vote on State Issue 2

August 30, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Board of Trustees has announced its support for the passage of State Issue 2, following extensive study and deliberation. The measure, which will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot, will retain the reforms to public employee collective bargaining laws passed by the General Assembly in March.


Stasiulewicz Joins Farm Bureau IT Team

August 25, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jason Stasiulewicz has been named systems administrator for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Information technology (IT) is an area of emphasis as the organization works to enhance member interaction and service. Stasiulewicz will be responsible for installation, maintenance and support of the company’s computer systems.


Waugh Named to Farm Bureau Public Policy Department

August 25, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Spencer Waugh has joined Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) as director of legislative relations.


Win up to $1,000 in the ‘My Ohio Ag’ video contest

August 24, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohioans can demonstrate their connection to Ohio agriculture and win up to $1,000 cash in the “My Ohio Agriculture” video contest. Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Center for Food and Animal Issues invites farmers, county Farm Bureaus, 4-H and FFA youth and all Ohioans to submit a video, which communicates a positive and informative message about Ohio agriculture and food.

Fazekas and Mauk

Collective Bargaining Debate to Air on Town Hall Ohio

August 24, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The first-ever debate between the Issue 2/Senate Bill 5 campaigns will take place on this weekend’s broadcast of Town Hall Ohio. Campaign spokespersons Melissa Fazekas of We Are Ohio and Jason Mauk of Building a Better Ohio will appear on the weekly public affairs program.

AgriPOWER Class

Ohio Farm Bureau Kicks-off Fourth AgriPOWER Institute Program

August 22, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Nineteen Ohioans interested in becoming future leaders and advocates for Ohio agriculture have been selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in its 2011-2012 AgriPOWER institute. OFBF launched AgriPOWER in 2008 as an elite training program. The yearlong program consists of seven two-to-three-day training sessions that focus on public policy issues confronting agriculture and the food industry.


Aultman Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 22, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Greenville resident Matt Aultman is one of 19 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2011-2012 AgriPOWER program. Aultman works as a salesman and grain buyer for Keller Grain & Feed, Inc., is a Darke County Farm Bureau member and is the seventh generation on the family farm.