News & Events

House Votes To Stop GMO Labeling

Published Jul. 27, 2015

as supporters of the bill in Congress pointed out, so far, there isn’t any safety risk from, GMO foods, sometimes also called GE foods, for genetically engineered

Why everyone who is sure about their food philosophy is wrong

Published Jul. 27, 2015

Nobody knows the shortcomings of the organic standard, or GMO corn, or no-till, better than the farmer who has put it into practice. But the farther you get from the farm, the louder the voices get.

Can your farm employees think like owners?

Published Jul. 28, 2015

The mindset an employee brings to your farm each day is at the core of whether they are currently thinking and acting in this way or if there's room for improvement. An employee with an "owner" mindset cares differently for the farm, so they take different actions than an employee who doesn't have this mindset.

Legal issues with farm employment

Published Jul. 28, 2015

What do farms need to know about their responsibilities in hiring employees and independent contractors? What is the difference between an employee and an independent contractor?

Court: Grain bins not taxed as real property

Published Jul. 28, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that nonpermanent grain storage bins are personal property and are not to be taxed as real property, as they have been in some Ohio counties, according to Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Agricultural Law Leah Curtis.

Lessons from Malabar Farm still hold true

Published Jul. 29, 2015

Bromfield’s historical farm, now known as Malabar Farm State Park, was the backdrop for a first-of-its-kind gathering July 24, called Technology in Agriculture, Past, Present and Future. The event was organized by the Richland County Farm Bureau, along with Braintree Business Development, and a host of others.

Horse farm owner not happy with NEXUS

Published Jul. 29, 2015

Two weeks ago, Judge Mark Betleski granted NEXUS a temporary restraining order against five property owners who had continued to deny surveyors access.
The ruling dismayed residents involved with the Coalition to Reroute NEXUS, or CORN, which has been organizing across Ohio for a southern pipeline reroute through less-densely populated regions.

Undisputed precision ag: Ohio State logo in cornfield

Published Jul. 29, 2015

The demonstration plot’s design isn’t a crop circle or a corn maze. It was established with new dual-hybrid planting technology that researchers at The Ohio State University are putting under the microscope.

The Colossal Hoax of Organic Agriculture

Published Jul. 29, 2015

Consumers of organic foods are getting both more and less than they bargained for. On both counts, it’s not good.

Few science museums use the word 'agriculture' to teach

Published Jul. 29, 2015

Katie Stofer found this gap when she surveyed 29 science museums in cities of all sizes across the U.S., and her findings are published in a new study in the journal Science Education & Civic Engagement. "Unfortunately, we have effectively separated agriculture from the other sciences," said Stofer,