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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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Farm Bureau Expert: Beware of Financial Liabilities When Purchasing a Gas Well

June 10, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Landowners who take ownership of gas wells on their property need to make sure the benefits outweigh the financial liabilities, says Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Director of Energy Policy Dale Arnold.


OFBF statement on Gov. John Kasich’s signing of Senate Bill

June 06, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Editors: The following statement may be attributed to John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.


DiVencenzo Elected to Ohio Farm Bureau Board

May 07, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Alfred (Al) DiVencenzo of Grafton has been elected District 3 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will represent Farm Bureau members from Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties and will help govern the state’s largest food and farm organization.


Summit County Farm Bureau Receives Grant for Creative Programming

May 02, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Summit County Farm Bureau was one of four county Farm Bureaus selected nationwide to receive a $700 grant from the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee (AFBWLC) to help fund “Our Food Link” activities.


Jessica Swihart Joins Ohio Farm Bureau’s Field Staff

April 28, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jessica Swihart has joined Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s field staff to help support county Farm Bureaus in their operations. Swihart, who was hired in anticipation of future staffing needs, will be training under Darren Frank, organization director of Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties. Swihart’s duties will be helping leaders strengthen county Farm Bureaus through program development and implementation and identifying ways to serve members and their communities.


Outstanding Young Farmers Awarded Free Use of Kubota Tractor

April 28, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 2013 Outstanding Young Farmers Nathan and Jennifer Brown of Hillsboro recently received a Kubota M-Series tractor to use for 250 hours, one of the prizes for being named the state winner.


Young Ag Professionals To Hold Summer Event At Mohican State Park

April 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Young adults involved in or interested in food and farming are invited to attend a Summer Reach Out event June 28 at Mohican State Park. Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) is hosting the event. Registration deadline is May 23.


Duke Hired As Ohio Farm Bureau’s Database Administrator/Developer

April 18, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has hired Jason Duke as a database administrator/developer. Information technology (IT) is an area of emphasis as the organization works to enhance member interaction and service. Duke will be helping maintain and program OFBF’s databases.


Ohioan Emily Buck Wins Tractor For Being A Finalist In National Contest

April 14, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) -- Dr. Emily Buck of New Bloomington has received a Case IH Farmall 45A tractor for being a top three finalist in American Farm Bureau’s Excellence in Agriculture award. The award recognizes successful young agricultural professionals who are actively contributing and growing through their involvement with Farm Bureau and agriculture.


New GM ‘Bonus Cash’ Discount Offered To Ohio Farm Bureau Members

April 10, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members are now eligible to get a $500 General Motors discount on the purchase or lease of a new GM car or truck, and for the first time this discount can be used with one other GM offer.