Gov. John Kasich recently signed legislation sponsored by Rep. Lynn Wachtmann that outlines state regulations on water withdrawals, which was the final implementing measure to the Great Lakes Compact.
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- Vertical Farming on 'Town Hall Ohio'
- Growing Our Generation: Telling the story of agriculture
- OFBF pushes for action on proposed CAUV legislation
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Ohio’s acceptance of more than $8 billion in federal stimulus money is “not only wise, it’s appropriate,” said Chris Redfern, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. But Kevin DeWine, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, disagreed, saying that it does not solve the state’s future budget shortfalls.
Cassandra Palsgrove of Fairfield County was Ohio’s state Discussion Meet winner and competed at the AFBF annual meeting.
A Kubota M-series tractor was delivered Tuesday to Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Johnstown, who were named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2011 Outstanding Young Farmer Award this past winter.
Three finalists competing for Ohio Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer
The saying in politics is that if you’re explaining, you’re losing. As the grassroots uprising mounts against the Humane Society of the United States, the group is finding it has a lot of explaining to do.
Integrity of the Livestock Care Standards Board was worth protecting.
Social media has ushered in alternative methods of empowerment and organization. Now, we must pay attention and act upon the trends drawing the line between success and failure for businesses and organizations of the future.
Good public policy will allow Ohio farmers to continue provide safe, local foods and proper care for their animals.
Issue 2 is not about an ideology. It is about a reality. The world is changing. And we mustn’t think that we can take no action today and be prepared for the fights that await us.
A video for the burrito chain Chipotle that received millions of views on YouTube got another bump when it aired on national television during the Grammy Awards.
Ohio Farm Bureau believes the farm bill recently passed by Congress demonstrates considerable fiscal responsibility and reduces the federal government budget deficit.
Voters have answered that question and the Livestock Care Standards Board has been established. We should now all agree that it must live up to its constitutional charge of protecting Ohio farms, families and animals.
Changing our conversation with consumers doesn't mean giving away the farm. It simply asks farmers to share their values about producing food and to listen to consumers while they share theirs.
What's ahead on 'Our Ohio' TV and a new tool for teachers
Ohio Farm Bureau staff and volunteers took part in the Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association Congress in January.
The March/April issue of Our Ohio will feature a story on two produce auctions and how they can be a travel destination to visit or maybe an event to make a purchase.
Local products, discussion forums, teacher newsletter
Local dining directory, discussion forums, Equine Affaire
Our Ohio magazine, garden for cash and prizes, Chef Tami winners
Growing a Masterpiece, Bob Evans recipe contest, Ag in the Classroom
Next Our Ohio magazine, Growing a Masterpiece online, From Field to Table Festival and sharing ag messages with teachers
Bob Evans recipe contest winners, Growing a Masterpiece update and coming on 'Our Ohio' TV
Our Ohio out and about and Web site updates
Fabulous Food Show, Circleville Pumpkin Show and Postcard voting
Growing a Masterpiece project & upcoming events
'Our Ohio' advertising, dates to remember, coming in the next 'Our Ohio' and find us on Facebook & Twitter.
Upcoming events, coming in he next 'Our Ohio' magazine and 'Our Ohio' TV season five update
After five successful seasons, nearly 400 segments and nearly 100,000 miles traveled across more than 70 counties, the Our Ohio TV series will be transitioning this season.
Get some of the latest food and farming related teaching materials and subscribe to the Our Ohio Teacher's Lounge e-newsletter.
AgriPOWER Class VI member Adam Campbell blogs about his experience in Washington, D.C. with his classmates and Young Ag Professionals.
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.
Ohio House Minority Leader Tracy Maxwell Heard recently sat down for a conversation on Ohio Farm Bureau’s Town Hall Ohio to share her perspectives on taxes, the economy and other issues impacting the state.
Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee and OSU’s new Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine Lonnie King are this week’s special guests on Town Hall Ohio.
Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day, an educational awareness day for central Ohio elementary students, partnered with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Collegiate Young Farmers to help hungry families and inspire elementary students to be “hunger heroes.”
Springtime means that farmers are busy with preparing for and starting planting. Ohio State University’s Ag Safety and Health Program's Health and Safety Coordinator Kent McGuire recently shared some reminders and information to keep farmers and others safe on the farm, and around farm equipment.
The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) is uniting with Ohio’s farm community to support the passage of State Issue 2, a ballot measure that will create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, on Election Day, Nov. 3.
Are you an Ohio Sheep Producer? Are you ready to attend college or are you attending college? If you can answer these two questions positively, then you are eligible for the Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship.
Series of programs educate sheep and goat producers throughout Ohio.
Heavy rainfall and flood conditions across the Midwest have caused crop damage and slowed planting this spring. Producers who are unable to plant an insured crop by the final planting date due to an insurable cause, such as excess moisture and flooding have a number of options.
Looking for a way to enhance your knowledge of and experience with Farm Bureau? Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Ag Professionals State Committee would like to invite 10 Young Ag Professional members to attend the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference in Kansas City Feb. 12-15.
Recently, we asked where we should invest in agricultural education. Here's what you told us.
Bob and Autumn Morrison, Jefferson County
Russ Beckner, Butler County
Bill McKarns, Columbiana County
Eric Kwasnicka, Stark County
~ Christopher Henney, OFBF Director of Legislative Relations
Gene Sulzener, Medina County
Larry Gearhardt, OFBF senior director, local affairs