Ohio Farm Bureau's Seth Teter shares a number of insights gleaned from his time at the 2013 Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association conference. Many of these efforts emphasized the value of increased coordination among both farmers and consumers.
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Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Learning Delivery, Darrell Rubel, gives an encouraging recap of a new partnership between Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio FFA and Ohio 4-H that is helping teens take an active role in public policy and impact their local communities.
The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) recently announced that funding is available for Ohio organizations interested in hosting meetings for farmers and farm managers on water quality and nutrient management education.
Paul Harrison, Ohio Farm Bureau state trustee from Fostoria, recently spoke at a county Farm Bureau membership kick-off meeting and talked about the importance of CAUV. In this audio clip, he spells out the tax savings a landowner receives and why beneficiaries of CAUV should be Farm Bureau members.
Ohio Farm Bureau members and staff traveled to Nashville for the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting to celebrate the previous yearís achievements and represent Ohio as Farm Bureau policy priorities are set for the coming year. Nationwide Insurance also showed its support for Farm Bureau.
Implications of the elimination of the Ohio estate tax and the American Taxpayer Relief Act
Members of Ohio Farm Bureauís AgriPOWER class recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for their fifth session.
Guernsey County Farm Bureau uses electronic communication to meet with legislators.
Medina County farmer Dan Bock was asked to participate on Ohio Farm Bureau's policy development committee. His first question was 'Am I qualified?'
Latest member savings on GM vehicles, Grainger and Choice Hotels
Simple safety steps can prevent millions of dollars in frozen pipe damage.
Several reward checks have been presented recently to individuals for providing information to law enforcement agencies that led to the arrest and convictions of those committing felony acts while on the property of Farm Bureau members.
Ohio Farm Bureauís Sandy Kuhn is leading the effort to take the organizationís Advisory Council program back to its roots ó connecting people to make a difference on the issues that impact their way of life.
After 20 years as a reporter and another 15 doing media relations, I can usually sense whether a news story is going to be a big deal or not. This one surprised me a little.
In Maryland, a recent court case highlighted just how much a constructive approach to protecting the environment is needed.
Ohio farmers can submit online applications for the Ohio Treasuryís 28th year of the Agricultural Linked Deposit Program (Ag-LINK). Applications are due March 13 at 5:00 PM.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife has proposed several changes to Ohio hunting regulations including a plan to replace deer zones with county bag limits. Other proposals include an extension of deer hunting hours and a new deer muzzleloader season.
Hundreds of Ohio Farm Bureau members from throughout the state will converge in Columbus on Feb. 12 to discuss the organization's priority issues for the year and meet with their legislators. Follow all the updates here.
Ohio Farm Bureau members logged into a members-only web meeting to get the latest information about oil and gas leasing and exploration in the state. Members are also invited to join Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Legal Education Leah Curtis Feb. 27 for an online meeting about Ohioís CAUV program.
The National Association of Wheat Growers announced its choices for the 2012 Wheat Advocate Award, an award given annually to members of Congress who have demonstrated support for the wheat industry above and beyond the norm. Two of the recipients of the award are Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Bob Gibbs.
Two Ohioans received national awards and one was elected to the board at the 2013 American Sheep Industry (ASI) Convention in San Antonio, Texas Jan. 22- 27.
Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Field Services, Brian Peach gives an update on the recently launched 2013 membership campaign.
Ohio Farm Bureau members and their policy positions were well represented at the American Farm Bureau annual meeting. The delegate body accepted several Ohio resolutions, adding them to national policy.
The agriculture community is passionate about agriculture education. Whether itís training the next generation of farmers or reaching out to the 98 percent of individuals who are several generations removed from first-hand farming experiences, we know there is a need to connect agriculture education to many audiences.
The Animals for Life Foundation (AFL) is accepting grant proposals from organizations planning programs that promote its mission pillars of animal care, animal use and the human-animal bond.
The calendar has turned to 2013, which means thereís a whole new year of Farm Bureau fun, activities and opportunities popping up across the state. Here's a look at what county Farm Bureaus are sharing on their blogs this month.
Follow the latest updates from American Farm Bureau's 94th Annual Meeting, Jan. 13-16, 2013.
If youíve never been to a county Farm Bureau membership kickoff, there are a number of them to be had throughout the state.
The new year brought victories on state and federal estate taxes that have been the focus of Ohio Farm Bureau membersí grassroots efforts for more than two decades. On Jan. 1, Ohioís estate tax ended, and Farm Bureau-supported federal estate taxes exemptions became permanent.
The Ohio Agricultural Council, Ohio Soybean Council, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, United Producers Inc., Miami County Soil and Water Conservation District, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and several county Farm Bureaus have announced their scholarship offerings for 2013.
The Food and Drug Administration has released for public comment its proposed rule to establish science-based standards for growing, harvesting, packing and holding produce on domestic and foreign farms.
The first full week of the new year was a busy one for Ohio Farm Bureau, with its involvement in several political events and the appointment of several of Ohioís elected officials to U.S. House and Senate agriculture committees.
On Jan. 1, the United States House and Senate passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The Act contains an array of issues including tax policy, farm bill provisions and rural health care policy. Here are the main provisions including how Ohio's delegation voted on the Act.
A federal court judge in Maryland ruled in late December in favor of Perdue Farmsí poultry grower Hudson Farms in a case filed against them by the Waterkeeper Alliance, which failed to prove the poultry growers violated the Clean Water Act by polluting the Pocomoke River.
There has been a lot of activity in the Ohio sheep industry recently, starting in October with the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program (OSWP) voting to fund several programs for the coming year, and then supporters of the Ohio sheep industry were honored at the Buckeye Shepherdís Symposium in December.
County Farm Bureaus share scholarship opportunities, highlight local leaders who have played a big role in shaping Ohio Farm Bureauís actions in 2013, host cooking competitions and more in this monthís County Farm Bureau Round-up.
Farm Bureauís grassroots process of policy development continued at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Resolutions Committee the week of Dec. 10.
As local governments look at budgets for the next year, several county Extension programs are facing complete cuts in funding. But communities that have faced similar fates overcame the challenges to maintain their Extension programs through a local tax levy.
World renowned animal handling pioneer and subject of an HBO movie about her life, Dr. Temple Grandin, will headline the first ever Animals for Life Summit in Columbus, March 20, 2013.
Advisory councils are now called community councils. New council format to begin in January.
Excerpt from OFBF President Steve Hirsch's remarks at the 94th annual meeting.
Remarks from OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher at the 94th annual meeting
Bill Lowe wins Murray Lincoln Award; 39 members earn Ambassador Award
See what annual meeting speakers had to say on the topics of ag education, estate planning, water quality, community development and taxes.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Animals for Life Foundation and the Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc. teamed up for the Eighth Annual Rural - Urban Community Auction in November, and bidders set a new record, raising $13,775 to support grants, public outreach and scholarship programs.
Follow the latest updates from Ohio Farm Bureau's 94th Annual Meeting, Nov. 28-30, 2012.
The Ohio Expositions Commission presented four fifth-grade students from across the state with a $500 check and two teachers with $2,500 classroom grants from Ohioís agricultural commodity groups as winners of the ďAgriculture is CoolĒ scholarship and grant competitions.
Twenty agricultural groups are distributing this letter in an unprecedented campaign that encourages farmers to be proactive in the effort to improve water quality
A recycling program started by the Carroll County Farm Bureau is turning farm plastic into sidewalks and keeping tons of plastic out of landfills.
Cindy Cassell shares how she got involved in her county membership campaign, opportunities for engaging new Farm Bureau members, and what approaches to selling membership she finds most effective.