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On Your Behalf
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Here are a few additional ways OFBF staff has worked on behalf of members in recent weeks.
OFBF has helped others become better communicators through a presentation on “Agriculture in Social Media” via a national Extension Webinar. Work has also begun in the development of three new OFBF Leadership Buffet sessions on social media to help members utilize social media to advocate for agricultural issues.
For more information on social media, visit tinyurl.com/OFBFsocialmedia.
OFBF facilitated Regional Cabinet meetings, encouraging members to take an active role within their counties through local Farm Bureau action teams. The meetings also provided members with information on the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board and what to expect during the upcoming animal care ballot campaign.
Growing the Industry
OFBF participated in the OSU Waste to Energy Conference where numerous experts presented information regarding the potential for Ohio’s farmers to turn agricultural waste into energy, USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington D.C. which focused on sustainable agriculture, and AFBF’s Commodity Advisory Committee meetings in San Antonio, where an aquaculture session explored issues facing this sector of the agriculture community and the potential impacts on Ohio farmers.