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Congressman Pat Tiberi, Fiscally Responsible Government

Published Sep. 1, 2015

Fiscally responsible government. That's one of the major themes you'll hear from on this week's 'Town Hall Ohio'. Congressman Pat Tiberi and Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President, Jack Fisher talk about funding and spending issues, and a few other important topics.

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Jumping through the hoops

Published Aug. 28, 2015

Derek Schmitt is a Fairfield County farmer raising show hogs and heirloom vegetables marketed at the Pickerington Farmers Market. He also serves as Fairfield County Farm Bureau president. This blog is part of Derek and his wife Emily's turn as featured editors of the Growing Our Generation eletter.

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Starting our farmers market venture

Published Aug. 28, 2015

Derek Schmitt is a Fairfield County farmer raising show hogs and heirloom vegetables marketed at the Pickerington Farmers Market. He also serves as Fairfield County Farm Bureau president. This blog is part of Derek and his wife Emily's turn as featured editors of the Growing Our Generation eletter.

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Instagram #TakeOverTuesday with Fairfield County's Derek Schmitt

Published Aug. 28, 2015

Every Tuesday an Ohio Farmer takes over the Ohio Farm Bureau Instagram account to share a day in their life. Derek Schmitt of Fairfield County took over a few weeks ago, and is the latest editor of the 'Growing Our Generation' eletter.

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'Town Hall Ohio' featuring Ohio Chamber of Commerce's CEO Andy Doehrel

Published Aug. 24, 2015

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce traces its roots back to 1893. Today the chamber represents the interests of 8,000 businesses of all shapes and sizes. Guest: Andy Doehrel, President & CEO, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, and Jack Fisher, Executive VP, OFBF. Length 39:20

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Sen. Rob Portman

Cultivating a Cure raises more than $90,000

Published Aug. 21, 2015

Cultivating a Cure, an annual fundraiser started by Nationwide board member and former OFBF President Brent Porteus, raised more than $90,000 to support cancer treatment and prevention research at Ohio State University.

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AgriPOWER Class VII session 2 blogs with Chris Kick, Sara Campbell

Published Aug. 20, 2015

AgriPOWER Institute Class VII met for its second session which focused on social media, blogging, media relations and connecting with consumers. They also toured Consolidated Grain and Barge, Motz Turf Farm and Turner Farms. Two class members, Sara Campbell and Chris Kick, blogged about the experience.

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BWC competition showcases solutions that reduce risk of workplace injuries

Published Aug. 20, 2015

The Ohio Bureau of Workersí Compensation (BWC) is seeking employers who developed or implemented an innovative solution to an occupational safety or health issue for the next Safety Innovations Competition. Cash prizes range from $1,000 to $6,000.

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Interacting with media, being effective spokespeople - AgriPOWER Class VII blog

Published Aug. 18, 2015

AgriPOWER Institute Class VII participant Chris Kick blogs what he learned about interacting with media and being an effective spokesperson during the second session of AgriPOWER.

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Using storytelling in conversations with consumers - AgriPOWER Class VII blog

Published Aug. 17, 2015

AgriPOWER Institute Class VII participant Sara Campbell discusses her experience in the program's first second session, visiting Turner Farms and working on communication skills.

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Senator Rob Portman on 'Town Hall Ohio'

Published Aug. 17, 2015

With a world filled with people who don't much like America, critical economic challenges at hand, and pressing social issues to resolve, Ohioans want a strong voice in Washington DC. Senator Rob Portman talks about the big topics that affect our lives.

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Kelly and Michelle Abfall won use of this Kubota tractor among other great prizes as the 2014 Outstanding Young Farmers

Our Farm Bureau, Young Ag Professionals journey

Published Aug. 13, 2015

Michelle Abfall, a grain cattle farmer in Athens County, writes about how she and her husband got involved in Ohio Farm Bureau its Young Ag Professionals program. This blog is part of their turn as featured editors of the 'Growing Our Generation' eletter.

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Start the conversation

Published Aug. 13, 2015

Michelle Abfall, a grain cattle farmer in Athens County, writes about the importance of talking about agriculture, even just casually with friends. This blog is part of their turn as featured editors of the 'Growing Our Generation' eletter.

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Young Ohio farmer visits New York City to learn about connecting with consumers

Published Aug. 13, 2015

Dr. Emily Buck of New Bloomington is participating in the eighth class of American Farm Bureau's Partners in Agricultural Leadership (PAL) class, and recently traveled to New York City for the first session, which focused on connecting to consumers. Watch a video she made about the experience

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Legal with Leah: Liability issues of equipment on roads

Published Aug. 13, 2015

Thereís a difference between being ticketed and being sued if youíre involved with an equipment accident on the road. Learn more, plus road rules and what to do if youíre in an accident from Farm Bureauís Leah Curtis.

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Young farmer grants from Southern Ohio Ag & Community Development Foundation

Published Aug. 11, 2015

The Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Foundation is offering an unprecedented opportunity for progressive young farmers. The Pat Raines Young Farmer Grant program is designed to facilitate growing an agricultural enterprise to the next level.

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'Town Hall Ohio' talks to agriculture media players

Published Aug. 10, 2015

Farmers want to know how to farm better and what the markets and weather are doing. Farmers still rely on professional journalists to keep them informed. Guests: Susan Crowell, Farm and Dairy; Dave Russell, Brownfield Media; and Matt Reese, Ohio's Country Journal.

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AgriPOWER Class VII session one with Vicky Shaw, Angela Shoemaker

Published Aug. 6, 2015

AgriPOWER Institute Class VII met for its first session where they got to know one another, learned about their personalities, strengths and skills as well as worked on public speaking skills. Two class members, Angela Shoemaker and Vicky Shaw, blogged about the experience. Excerpts from their blogs are below with links to the full blogs.

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Legal with Leah: Grain test disputes

Published Aug. 6, 2015

What recourse do farmers have if they dispute their test results from the elevator? Farm Bureauís ag law director Leah Curtis and Joe Cornely talk about the options in the latest Legal with Leah.

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Stepping out of our comfort zone - AgriPOWER Class VII Session 1 blog

Published Jul. 29, 2015

AgriPOWER Institute Class VII participant Angela Shoemaker of Louisville discusses her experience in the program's first session and learning to step out of her comfort zone.

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Understanding of why we do things the way that we do - AgriPOWER session 1 blog

Published Jul. 29, 2015

AgriPOWER Institute Class VII participant Vicky Shaw of Medina discusses her experience in the program's first session learning about her strength and picking up public speaking tips.

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Farm Bureau part of successful grain storage bin case

Published Jul. 29, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled that grain storage bins are personal property pursuant to state law and may not be taxed as real property. Ohio Farm Bureau filed an amicus brief in this case with input directly from members.

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12 Receive Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation Scholarships

Published Jul. 21, 2015

Twelve young Ohioans have been named recipients of $1,500 college scholarships from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation. Supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the Foundation annually recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, engagement in their communities and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research.

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Farm Bureau opposes marijuana measure

Published Jul. 17, 2015

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has announced its opposition to the marijuana legalization measure likely to be on the November 2015 ballot.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Member Savings Testimonials

Published Jul. 10, 2015

Help us share the great savings and service opportunities that are part of Ohio Farm Bureau membership. Fill out this form to share your member savings and services experiences. You will be entered in a drawing for two any day tickets to Cedar Point! Help us help other members make the most of their membership and recruit new members! Your testimonials may be shared in publications, brochures or websites. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 years of age and valid Ohio resident to enter. Form must be submitted between July 8, 2015 and July 22, 2015.

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