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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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


Farm Bureau says Reps. Schmidt and Gibbs work to stop needless costs

March 04, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) praised Ohio Reps. Jean Schmidt and Bob Gibbs for efforts to reduce regulatory burdens that will harm Ohio farmers and other businesses and create needless expense for Ohio taxpayers.

From April 1 to Nov. 8, anyone visiting Longaberger Homestead will have be able to make their own Our Ohio Basket.

Ohio Farm Bureau, Longaberger To Offer Special Edition Basket

March 04, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau and The Longaberger Company have partnered to create a commemorative canning basket featuring Farm Bureau’s consumer brand 'Our Ohio.'


Ohioan Wins National Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet

February 09, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Emily Krueger of West Salem, Ohio was named the winner of the 2011 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Collegiate Discussion Meet held recently during the AFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Conference in Orlando. She topped a field of 47 national contestants.


Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Awards Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants

January 27, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) continues to develop programs helping smaller, community-based groups and has awarded a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the new 2011 program year.


Ohio Farm Bureau statement on estate tax reform

January 11, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) supports efforts by the Ohio General Assembly to eliminate the Ohio estate tax.