With the primary elections over, county Farm Bureaus are planning open seat screenings for races across the state.
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Ohio Farm Bureau and the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association have been working on legislation that would establish a framework for voluntary marketing agreements that set production standards for certain agricultural products.
Although it was a small conference, the East Region Leadership Conference had a big impact on attendees. On March 31, county Farm Bureaus in the east region came together for a new conference that targeted members who normally do not attend typical Ohio Farm Bureau Federation training events.
April Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum to discuss the agricultural benefits of the buying local trend in the state, and what Ohio Farm Bureau has to offer.
Twenty-nine counties have attained Pacesetter status, setting the stage for them to achieve membership gain by the end of the campaign year. The Pacesetter award is for counties that had at least 93 percent of active farmer membership by March 31.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Agricultural Professionals program is accepting entries for the 2012 Discussion Meet contest. Entry forms are due June 29.
Two Ohio Farm Bureau youths have been selected to be on the Junior Fair Board of the Ohio State Fair.
Ohio Farm Bureau will be holding a horticulture competition open to all county Farm Bureaus during the 2012 Ohio State Fair. The competition provides an opportunity to showcase agriculture in each of Ohio’s 88 counties through its theme, “Agriculture in our backyard.”
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals program is now accepting applications for its Advisory Team.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio State University Extension teamed up to host more than 150 first-responders at the Animal Agriculture 202 seminar April 12. The daylong seminar trained attendees on the proper handling of large animals in times of crisis.