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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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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

New Web site connects Farm Bureau to members and the public

May 29, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has launched its redesigned Web site, www.ofbf.org. The complete upgrade features improved content, easier navigation, an enhanced search function and interactivity options for all visitors.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Hosts Grow and Know Day

May 27, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - The growing popularity of gardening, food preservation and other “back to basics” topics will be the focus of a new day-long seminar sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

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Ohio State University economists Andy Keeler (l) and Brent Sohngen

Global Warming to be Discussed on Town Hall Ohio Broadcast

May 22, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - The science, economics and politics of global warming will be examined on this week’s edition of Town Hall Ohio. Ohio State University economists Andy Keeler and Brent Sohngen will talk about climate change, its causes and effects. They also will discuss proposed federal legislation to deal with the issue and the costs and benefits of the proposals.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

May 20, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has selected ten $1,000 scholarship recipients in three scholarship programs for the 2009-2010 academic year.

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Former Children’s Hunger Alliance CEO to be Honored by OFB Foundation

May 20, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has announced that William Dolan, recently retired CEO of the Children’s Hunger Alliance in Columbus, will be the honoree for the organization’s 2009 Golf Invitational to be held June 22 at Jefferson Golf and Country Club in Blacklick.

OFBF Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Crop Adviser

May 19, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Once again, county Farm Bureaus, OSU Extension offices and Soil and Water offices will have a great opportunity to recognize Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) for their outstanding work with agricultural producers.

Young Ag Professionals to Hold Summer Retreat at Columbus Zoo

May 18, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Young agricultural professionals will take a walk on the wild side this summer with an excursion to the Columbus Zoo.

OFBF to Offer Two Youth Conferences This Summer

May 13, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Ohio teens are invited to join together for a unique set of summer leadership conferences sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).

Farm Bureau Center to Elevate Animal Issues

May 12, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced the creation of the Center for Food and Animal Issues. The Center represents Farm Bureau’s expanded commitment to participate in and influence the public dialog over the role animals play in society.

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Influenza pandemic to be explained on Town Hall Ohio broadcast this weekend

May 08, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - A detailed discussion of the H1N1 influenza virus will be held on this week’s edition of Town Hall Ohio. Featured guests will be Dr. Tim Buckley from Ohio State University’s College of Public Health and Dr. Richard Slemons of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Also appearing are Dick Isler of the Ohio Pork Producers Council and Sara Morman from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).