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Welcome reporters. Ohio Farm Bureau is eager to help you meet the needs of your readers, viewers and listeners.

You can rely on Ohio Farm Bureau members and staff as knowledgeable sources on diverse subjects such as:
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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
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8230

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

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News Releases

Logan County Farm Bureau announces organizational restructuring

July 21, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Effective Monday, July 20, Logan County Farm Bureau members will notice some changes to their organization’s office and management.


Ohio’s Farmers Offer “Free Groceries for a Year!”

July 17, 2009

Columbus, Ohio (July 20, 2009) – Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Not Ohio’s farmers. In fact, they will be offering the chance for consumers statewide to win free groceries for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – for an entire year.


Ohio Farm Bureau exhibit offers family attractions at Ohio State Fair

July 15, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio are just two of the many reasons for visitors to stop by the “Land and Living” exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, July 29 to Aug. 9. Presented by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the exhibit demonstrates agriculture’s link to everyday life.

Senate Majority Floor Leader Keith Faber, R-Celina and House Majority Whip Jay Goyal, D-Mansfield

Ohio legislators debate state budget issues on Town Hall Ohio

July 10, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Leaders from the Ohio General Assembly will detail Ohio’s budget challenges and potential fixes during this week’s broadcast of Town Hall Ohio.

OFBF strongly supports Bio-products Bill

June 19, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Executive Vice President Jack Fisher is confident a new bill will preserve and create new jobs by capitalizing on the strength of Ohio’s agriculture and polymer industries.


Renewable Energy Policy To Be Discuss At 25x’25 Conference

June 16, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Farmers, forestry managers, scientists, environmentalists, industry and government leaders will take the next collaborative step in creating renewable energy policy at the Ohio 25x’25 Alliance forum held at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus on July 7.

Sen. President Bill Harris (l) and OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher.

Senate President Harris discusses state budget on Town Hall Ohio

June 12, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Ohio Senate President Bill Harris is this week’s guest on Town Hall Ohio. He appears on the program just as the House – Senate Conference Committee begins working on the new biennial budget.


Bumgarner to lead OFBF Center for Food and Animal Issues

June 09, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Michael A. Bumgarner has been named vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's (OFBF) new Center for Food and Animal Issues. His appointment is effective July 1, 2009.

Ohio Farm Bureau to Host Field to Table Tour

June 08, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) will be conducting a Field to Table bus tour July 11, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day will include visits to two farms, the KitchenAid Experience, a lunch of local foods and other surprises.

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, The complete upgrade features improved content, easier navigation, an enhanced search function and interactivity options for all visitors.