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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:

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

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Email: reverman@ofbf.org
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8241

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News Releases

Diverse Current Affairs to be Covered on Town Hall Ohio

September 17, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Health care, education, animal welfare, land use and regulatory reform are the subjects highlighted this week on Town Hall Ohio.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Offers Series of Agricultural Grants

September 08, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) invites community service groups in rural, suburban and/or urban settings, as well as independent producers and agribusinesses to apply for a series of grants to fund programs highlighting agriculture and its impact on the community.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Hits All-Time High Membership

September 02, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its 42nd consecutive year of membership growth, reaching a record 235,064 members. This is an increase of 1,003 members since 2008.

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Petzel named OFBF Vice President of Communications

August 27, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), Ohio’s largest general farm organization, has named Patricia Petzel vice president of communications.

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Wood Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Laura Wood of Forest, Ohio, is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. She currently serves as the Ohio State University Extension program coordinator for 4-H youth development in Wyandot County, and is actively involved with her family’s grain farming operation

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Wilson Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Kerrick Wilson of Somerville, Ohio (Preble County) is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. He has been involved in farming for more than 30 years. His current operation consists of grain, hay and livestock production. Additionally, for the past 15 years, he has been a crane/heavy equipment operator.

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Weber Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Neall Weber of Hilliard, Ohio, is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. Neall is a full-time grain and hay farmer who serves on the Franklin County Farm Bureau board of trustees and the Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) board of directors.

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Vincent Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Rebecca Vincent of East Canton, Ohio, is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. She is employed by the Robert J. Matthews Company as animal health supplies sales representative. Additionally, her family owns and operates a cow/calf farming operation in Stark County.

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Videkovich Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Michael Videkovich of Ashville, Ohio (Pickaway County) is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. He is employed by Noecker Farms LLC and is also a co-owner of a family farming operation that consists of corn, soybean, wheat, hay and oat production; a 200 head cow-calf herd and a feeder pig enterprise.

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Stechschulte Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Progra

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jill Stechschulte of Wauseon, Ohio, is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. She serves as the Ohio State University 4-H Extension Educator for Fulton County.