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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
Sr. Director
Corporate Communications
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

Strickland, Kasich denounce HSUS ballot plan

February 24, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Ohio Democratic Governor Ted Strickland and his GOP rival candidate John Kasich both declared their opposition to a ballot measure being planned by the out-of-state activist organization the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The Washington, D.C.-based animal rights organization has prepared to use paid petition gatherers to place on the November ballot a measure to overturn State Issue 2, which was approved by Ohio voters by a nearly 2-1 margin just under four months ago.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Kasich and Strickland to appear during Ag Day at the Capitol

February 18, 2010

OFBF’s Ag Day at the Capitol brings together approximately 400 farmers, legislators and others to focus on key policy and political issues.

Party chairmen are featured guests on Town Hall Ohio

February 10, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern and Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine discuss politics and policies on the next two weeks’ editions of Town Hall Ohio.

OFBF responds to HSUS Power Grab

February 01, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Out-of-state activists have begun their efforts to undo Ohioans’ overwhelming passage of Issue 2. Less than two months after Ohioans approved Issue 2 to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board (OLCSB), lobbyists from Washington, D.C. have declared they know better than Ohio voters, according to John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).

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Peach joins Ohio Farm Bureau

January 29, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Brian Peach has been named vice president, organization for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). Peach’s responsibilities include oversight of field operations, business development and member services, annual meetings, organizational outreach, information technology, legal compliance and other business functions. He also will oversee the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

WNCO-AM airing Town Hall Ohio

January 27, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Town Hall Ohio, the award-winning public affairs radio program produced by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), has been added to the programming lineup of WNCO-AM in Ashland. Town Hall Ohio is heard at 6 a.m. each Saturday. WNCO is located at 1340 on the AM dial.

Conference set for young adults involved in agriculture

January 22, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Young people ages 18 to 35 who work in Ohio agriculture are invited to join Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Young Agricultural Professionals for a weekend of personal and professional development during the group’s Leadership Conference March 12 to 13 in Dublin, Ohio. This year’s conference theme is “Be an ‘Agvocate’: Speak Up for Agriculture.”

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Mossbarger joins OFBF board

January 22, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - John Mossbarger of Washington Court House has been elected to the board of trustees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will represent Farm Bureau members from Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties in the governance of the state’s largest farm organization.

Ohio Farm Bureau awarded at AFBF Annual Meeting

January 13, 2010

SEATTLE (OFBF) - The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) emerged as one of the most decorated state Farm Bureaus at the 91st American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting, held Jan. 10-13 in Seattle.

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Truckor re-elected treasurer of Ohio Farm Bureau

December 09, 2009

CINCINNATI, Ohio (OFBF) – Keith Truckor of Metamora has been re-elected to his second term as treasurer of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He holds the third-highest elected office in the state's largest general farm organization. He also serves as District 1 trustee, representing members in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties.