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Bensman elected District 10 Ohio Farm Bureau trustee

December 12, 2014

Mike Bensman of Sidney has been elected District 10 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He was elected Dec. 12 during OFBF’s 96th annual meeting to fill the unexpired term of Ellen Joslin who is retiring after 14 years of service.


Ohio Farm Bureau honors 4 for contributions to agriculture

December 12, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) honored four individuals Dec. 11 for their lifelong contributions to agriculture.

Al Divencenzo

DiVencenzo re-elected to Ohio Farm Bureau board

December 12, 2014

Alfred (Al) DiVencenzo of Grafton was re-elected Dec. 12 as District 3 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) during its 96th annual meeting. He was originally elected May 6 to fill an unexpired term.


County Farm Bureaus honored for outstanding local programming

December 12, 2014

Carroll, Paulding, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties have received Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) top honor for their outstanding local programming. They received the President’s Award, which goes to counties with the greatest accomplishments in member strength, member advocacy and member...


Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting to be held in Columbus

December 03, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Taxes and environmental stewardship will be among the top issues addressed during the 96th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), Dec. 10 - 12 in Columbus.


Farm Bureau says pending nutrient law workable, effective

November 19, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio farmers will take another step forward in their efforts to protect Lake Erie under a new law moving through the Ohio General Assembly, according to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).


Ohio Farm Bureau proposes improvements to farmland tax rules

November 13, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has presented its official recommendations to the Ohio General Assembly and Ohio Tax Commissioner Joseph W. Testa that will improve and modernize the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program.


2nd annual Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum to be held Dec. 10

November 11, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) –The second annual Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum will be held Dec. 10 in Columbus and will focus on how Ohioans can effectively engage and improve their local communities.


6 Ohio County Farm Bureaus Excel in National Contest

October 23, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Six Ohio county Farm Bureaus have been chosen as winners in the 2015 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program. They are the Champaign, Franklin, Gallia, Knox, Muskingum and Tuscarawas county Farm Bureaus.


OFBF examining CAUV formula

October 15, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is bringing together experts to intensify its examination of the complex formula used in calculating Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV). Many landowners have raised concerns as values are rising at the same time crop prices are falling. OFBF’s goal is to provide solutions to those concerns while preserving the integrity and purpose of the program. CAUV is designed to accurately value land as farm ground rather than as development property.