COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Outstanding Young Farmers Kelly and Michelle Abfall of Albany recently received a Kubota M-Series tractor to use for 250 hours, one of the prizes for being named the 2014 state contest winner.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Tim Hicks of Lexington has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) business development field director.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Haley Davis of Bucyrus has been promoted to Ohio Farm Bureau Federation organization director for Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Richland and Wyandot counties. Davis will act as liaison between the county Farm Bureaus and Ohio Farm Bureau. She will assist the county groups as they develop and implement programs to strengthen their organizations and enhance their ability to serve members and affect positive change in their communities.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Collaboration and continual improvement are the keys to balancing clean water and food production, according to panelists who participated in Food Dialogues®:Toledo. The biggest challenge is inadequate funding to improve knowledge, management and infrastructure.
The Toledo water crisis of last summer and the challenges of balancing food production and water quality will be the topics of Food Dialogues® Toledo, a live, interactive online event May 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. Panelists will include representatives from city government, agriculture, business, environment and science. The event will take place at Forrester’s on the River near downtown Toledo.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has offered a second set of recommended changes to the state’s Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program, which should result in more accurate valuations that reflect the current economic conditions faced by landowners are facing. An additional benefit should be to encourage more participation in conservation practices and programs.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Addressing the challenges that threaten Ohio’s clean water resources is an important priority for the agriculture community. The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has released a report detailing its efforts to ensure safe and healthy water for the state.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Shawn Cleveland has been named executive director of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, a 501(c) nonprofit, public charitable organization. Established in 1985, the foundation helps community groups, civic leaders and consumers in rural, suburban and urban neighborhoods use agriculture to address a variety of quality of life issues.
A new fertilizer applicator certification class has been added in northwestern Ohio. The new class, organized by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), will be held April 13 at the Lighthouse Banquet Facility, 10055 W. U.S. Rt. 224, Findlay.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Dr. Emily Buck of New Bloomington has been selected to be a part of the eighth class of American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Partners in Agricultural Leadership (PAL) class, a two-year, high-level program that includes intense, in-person and hands-on training.