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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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Email: jcornely@ofbf.org
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8230

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Email: reverman@ofbf.org
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8241

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News Releases

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

OFBF appoints couples to Young Agricultural Professionals Advisory Team

January 30, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) recently appointed four new couples to serve on its Young Agricultural Professionals Advisory Team.

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New State Treasurer to appear on Town Hall Ohio

January 23, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio - State Treasurer Kevin Boyce is this week’s featured guest on Town Hall Ohio. Boyce, who became treasurer on Jan. 12 following his appointment by Gov. Ted Strickland, will be joined on the program by Jack Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

Ohio big winner at American Farm Bureau convention

January 12, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) topped the list of award winners announced at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The awards recognize outstanding programming in five categories: Agriculture Education and Promotion, Leadership Development, Member Services, Policy Implementation, and Public Relations and Information.

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Jeff Howard is the winner of the 2008 Excellence in Crop Advising award.

Howard receives Excellence in Crop Advising award

December 16, 2008

The award is given to a Certified Crop Adviser who has performed superior service for farmer clients in nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management and crop production.

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Beth Vanderkooi

Vanderkooi named OFBF director of state policy

December 16, 2008

Vanderkooi will help represent Ohio Farm Bureau members at the Ohio Statehouse and with others in state government.