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Ohio Farm Bureau to Hold 91st Annual Meeting

November 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) will develop its positions on farm and rural issues during the organization’s 91st annual meeting, Dec. 2 to 4, 2009 in Cincinnati.


Election Analysis Highlighted on Town Hall Ohio Radio Broadcast

November 12, 2009

OLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohioans passed three separate constitutional amendments in the recently concluded election; those decisions will be analyzed by Statehouse reporters Bill Hershey of the Dayton Daily News and Mark Kovak of the Youngstown Vindicator on this week’s Town Hall Ohio.

Issue 2 proponents speak out on Town Hall Ohio

October 30, 2009

Governor Ted Strickland joins hunger advocates, business leaders, humane groups and elected leaders to express their views on State Issue 2 during this week’s broadcast of Town Hall Ohio.


OSU’s Gee and new vet school dean to appear on Town Hall Ohio

October 07, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee and OSU’s new Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine Lonnie King are this week’s special guests on Town Hall Ohio. They’ll be joined by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President Jack Fisher.


Statement on Governor’s plan to deal with the budget shortfall

October 01, 2009

Statement from John C. “Jack” Fisher, Executive Vice President, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation on Governor’s plan to deal with the budget shortfall

Diverse Current Affairs to be Covered on Town Hall Ohio

September 17, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Health care, education, animal welfare, land use and regulatory reform are the subjects highlighted this week on Town Hall Ohio.


Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Offers Series of Agricultural Grants

September 08, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) invites community service groups in rural, suburban and/or urban settings, as well as independent producers and agribusinesses to apply for a series of grants to fund programs highlighting agriculture and its impact on the community.


Ohio Farm Bureau Hits All-Time High Membership

September 02, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its 42nd consecutive year of membership growth, reaching a record 235,064 members. This is an increase of 1,003 members since 2008.


Petzel named OFBF Vice President of Communications

August 27, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), Ohio’s largest general farm organization, has named Patricia Petzel vice president of communications.


Wood Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Laura Wood of Forest, Ohio, is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. She currently serves as the Ohio State University Extension program coordinator for 4-H youth development in Wyandot County, and is actively involved with her family’s grain farming operation