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Welcome reporters. Ohio Farm Bureau is eager to help you meet the needs of your readers, viewers and listeners.

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Joe Cornely
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Tel: 614 – 246 – 8230

Rebecca Everman
Executive Assistant
Corporate Communications
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8241

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News Releases

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).


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.”


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.


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.


Hirsch re-elected Vice President of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

December 07, 2009

CINCINNATI, Ohio (OFBF) – Steve Hirsch of Chillicothe was re-elected vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). It is his second term in the second highest elected office for Ohio's largest general farm organization. He also serves as District 15 trustee, representing Farm Bureau members in Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway and Ross counties.

Ohio Farm Bureau delegates set policy for 2010

December 07, 2009

CINCINNATI, Ohio (OFBF) - Family farmers from throughout Ohio celebrated their successful effort to pass State Issue 2 during the 91st annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), held Dec. 2-4 in Cincinnati. Other high priorities for voting delegates during the annual policy session included climate change, wildlife damage, extension funding and challenges to dairy farmers. Delegates also talked at length about important activities following passage of Issue 2, which created the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.


Haley elected to Ohio Farm Bureau board of trustees

December 04, 2009

CINCINNATI, Ohio (OFBF) - Pam Haley of West Salem has been elected Northeast Women’s Trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). She will represent Farm Bureau members from 20 northeastern Ohio counties. Haley will help govern the state’s largest general farm organization. She fills the seat vacated by Gale Betterly who retired after nine years on the board.