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Fun, hands-on agricultural experiences are the centerpiece of Ohio Farm Bureauís exhibit at the Ohio State Fair. Last year the 'Land and Living' exhibit located in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building drew an estimated 350,000 visitors who learned about agricultureís link to everyday life.
The Ohio State Fair got off to a soggy start on Wednesday, but it wasnít enough to dampen the spirits of eager fairgoers and the activity in Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís (OFBF) ďLand and LivingĒ exhibit.
OFBF coordinated the ďLand and Living: Agriculture Your Link to LifeĒ exhibit at the Ohio State Fair where an estimated 350,000 fairgoers participated in an interactive agricultural display in a 32,000-square-foot building used exclusively for the display. More than 9,000 children planted a flower and took it home as part of the Green2Go exhibit, 5,256 children participated in a pedal tractor course called the OFBF Country Cruise, and 28 memberships were sold during the fair.
Ohio Farm Bureau is supporting legislation to modify the Agricultural Linked Deposit Program.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) develops policy each year through a member-driven grassroots process that is well underway and continues this week with the first meeting of the state policy development committee.
Regulators are planning to continue to work with farmers following the release of new rules resulting from pollution concerns in the Grand Lake St. Marys watershed.
Whether itís a drop in demand for their products, negative publicity or rising grain and fuel costs, some farmers across Ohio are feeling financially pinched and turning to state and federal agencies for help.
Voters made solid statements in two ballot measures vital to the success of agriculture.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs today issued a statement regarding the passage of Ohioís Issue 2 ballot initiative.