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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
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Corporate Communications
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8230

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

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News Releases


WHIZ AM 1240 to air Town Hall Ohio

April 27, 2009

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 WHIZ radio in Zanesville. Town Hall Ohio will air at 6 a.m. each Saturday beginning May 2. WHIZ is located at 1240 on the AM dial.


Town Hall Ohio to focus on responsible meat production and consumption

April 07, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Consumers want safe, affordable meat, while activists seek a meat-free society. How farmers can meet consumer demand in the face of an anti-meat agenda is this week’s topic on Town Hall Ohio.

'Farmer George Plants a Nation' is the 2009 Ohio Farm Bureau Children's Literature Award winner.

Farm Bureau announces 2009 Children's Literature Award Winner

March 20, 2009

“Farmer George Plants a Nation,” written by Peggy Thomas with paintings by Layne Johnson has been selected as the winner of the 2009 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Children’s Literature Award.

OFBF First Vice President Steve Hirsch (r) accepts the traveling FBACT trophy for the Midwest region on behalf

Ohio Farm Bureau receives award for grassroots action

March 10, 2009

OFBF was awarded the FBACT (Farm Bureau Agricultural Contact Team) trophy for excellence in grassroots activities aimed at Congress.


Town Hall Ohio to talk TV on the radio

February 26, 2009

Television affects everything from presidential elections to what toothpaste we buy; two Ohio TV executives will share insights into their influential medium during this week's broadcast of Town Hall Ohio.


Governor, House and Senate Leaders to appear on Town Hall Ohio

February 12, 2009

Gov. Ted Strickland, House Speaker Armond Budish and Senate President Pro Tempore Tom Niehaus are the featured guests on this week's broadcast of Town Hall Ohio.


Town Hall Ohio to host Secretary of State Brunner

February 05, 2009

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner will discuss elections and politics on this week’s Town Hall Ohio .

Young Agricultural Professionals to hold Leadership Conference

January 30, 2009

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 6 to 7, 2009 in Dublin, Ohio.

Ryan and Nikki McClure

Paulding County couple appointed to AFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Committee

January 30, 2009

Ryan and Nikki McClure serve on the committee composed of members from state Farm Bureaus representing all four regions of the United States.


Top electricity industry exec to appear on Town Hall Ohio

January 30, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Electric Power, Michael Morris, is this week's guest on Town Hall Ohio. He and Ohio Farm Bureau's Executive Vice President Jack Fisher will cover a wide range of electricity-related topics of interest to families, farmers and businesses.