News & Events

OFBF sponsors Ohio Cattlemen’s BEST Program

Published Nov. 22, 2011

BEST is a youth development program based on a series of sanctioned cattle shows held throughout Ohio.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_Ohios_Advisory_Council_320x240.jpg
Ohioans interested in agriculture issues are invited to join

Ohio Farm Bureau members finding ways to use advisory councils online

Published Nov. 17, 2011

Social media is playing an important role in allowing young, active Farm Bureau families to continue and contribute to longstanding grassroots programs.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_Extension_connection.jpg
Extension Connection will be published quarterly in Ohio Farm Bureau's Buckeye Farm News

A new partnership with an old friend

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Extension and Farm Bureau have long been partners in making life better for farmers and all Ohioans. In November, Ohio farmers will find the first edition of Extension Connection, produced by OSU Extension and delivered exclusively to Ohio Farm Bureau members inside Buckeye Farm News.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_darke_county.jpg
The "Home Grown in Darke County" series helped build appreciation for local farms and foods.

Community outreach programs earn top honor

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The Darke and Medina County Farm Bureaus have been named winners in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s County Activities of Excellence program and will be exhibiting their programs at the 2012 AFBF annual meeting in Hawaii.

This article has 0 comments

New farm bill may soon become a reality

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The current farm bill, which is set to expire in 2012, is something that is always at the top of the priority list of issues for Ohio Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau.

This article has 0 comments

Diverse viewpoints shaping food production

Published Nov. 15, 2011

A recent summit hosted by the Center for Food Integrity sought to shed light on a number of factors that could influence how food is produced.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_traceability.jpg

USDA seeks input on animal traceability plan

Published Nov. 15, 2011

After farmers raised concerns about the USDA’s initial proposal on a national identification system, the agency has offered a revised plan.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_yost.jpg
Yost

State auditor wants to ‘skinny down’ government

Published Nov. 15, 2011

State Auditor Dave Yost is on a mission to cut the fat out of state and local governments.

This article has 0 comments

Hauling wide loads has limits

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Using a tractor to haul equipment on a roadway may not be legal if it’s a wide load. A Union County Farm Bureau member was surprised to find this out because he’d been hauling a piece of equipment that way for a long time.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_crowd.jpg
Hundreds of landowners sought input from OFBF after receiving a higher than expected property tax bill.

Ohio Farm Bureau offers expertise as community seeks tax explanation

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Any time there is an increase in what we must pay for something, it usually gets our attention. That’s the case in many counties around the state when landowners received their property tax bills and discovered an increase.

This article has 0 comments

Animal release fuels debate

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The intentional release of lions, bears, tigers and other exotic species in rural Muskingum County has created significant public demand for new laws to control ownership of such animals. But the topic of wild and dangerous animals has been on Farm Bureau’s agenda for several months.

This article has 0 comments

Journalists: Political animosity, reapportionment must change

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Decades ago, Ohio’s Republican and Democratic lawmakers would debate and craft legislation for hours and then later socialize together.

This article has 0 comments

Restrictions aimed at kids working on farms raises concern

Published Nov. 15, 2011

According to the American Farm Bureau, the Department of Labor is proposing new regulations that would limit the ability of kids under the age of 16 to work on the nation’s farms.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_AFBF_ann_mtg.jpg

AFBF will hold annual meeting in Hawaii

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Arrangements must be made by Dec. 2. The annual meeting registration fee is $100.

This article has 0 comments

Steer clear of car accident scams

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Nationwide is looking out for our policyholders with the help of a Special Investigations Unit (SIU), a team of over 250 professional investigators who detect, investigate and help prevent fraud. SIU also trains claims associates to identify fraud schemes.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_marilou.jpg
Our Ohio cooking instructor Marilou Suszko, right, explains cuts of pork.

Local events connect Ohioans to the farm

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Nearly 40 Grow and Know events have taken place throughout the state ranging from local foods cooking classes and farm tours to farm market tours and on-farm dinners.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_greenhouse.jpg
Tom Mechamer takes guests through his greenhouse.

Tour showcases diverse agricultural opportunities

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The tour showcased both the successes and challenges to the agriculture industry in Wayne County.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_video_contest.jpg
A video of the Stearns Homestead Farm received the most views on YouTube.com during the contest.

Four Ohioans named winners of ‘My Ohio Agriculture’ video contest

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The contest required entrants to submit a one- to three-minute video showcasing their connection to Ohio agriculture.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_sheep.jpg

U.S. sheep demand leads to call for more sheep, new farmers

Published Nov. 15, 2011

America’s appetite for lamb and wool is outpacing the supply provided by American sheep farmers.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_zehringer_320x2403.jpg
Zehringer

Zehringer to serve as new Director of Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Ohio Gov. John Kasich appoints Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Jim Zehringer as new Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Dr. Tony Forshey, state veterinarian, to serve as interim director of ODA.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_husted.jpg
Jon husted, left, and OFBF's Jack Fisher

Ohio Secretary of State visits 'Town Hall Ohio'

Published Nov. 15, 2011

As Ohio’s 53rd Secretary of State, Jon Husted said his job is to protect the rights of individuals and the sanctity of the state’s elections.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_spraying.jpg
OFBF is urging the Senate to pass H.R. 872 before enforcement action begins.

Lack of action means duplicative permit for pesticide application

Published Nov. 15, 2011

H.R. 872 would have stopped a recent court ruling that would add duplicative EPA regulations under the Federal Clean Water Act.

This article has 0 comments

Free Trade Agreements are finally ratified

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The three agreements are now in the implementation phase with hope that trade will start very soon.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_my_ohio_ag_contest_logo_320x240.jpg

Four Ohioans Named Winners of "My Ohio Agriculture" contest

Published Nov. 8, 2011

Four Ohioans have been named winners of $500 each in the 'My Ohio Agriculture' video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Center for Food and Animal Issues.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_portman_320x240.jpg
Portman

Ohio Farm Bureau Statement on approval of Free Trade Agreements

Published Oct. 14, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation thanks members of Ohio's congressional delegation who voted to approve Free Trade Agreements with South Korea, Columbia and Panama.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_ofb_foundation_32010.gif

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation offers Agriculture Action & Awareness Grants

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Multiple $1,000 to $3,000 grants support porgrams and projects focusing on agricultural education, environmental and/or economic development in Ohio communities. Forms must be received by Nov. 15.

This article has 0 comments

Foundations to host rural-urban community auction

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Animals for Life Foundation, Ohio Center on Agricultural Law hosting
online auction during the month of November, with a live bidding finale during Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting in Columbus Nov. 30.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_Kasich_THO.jpg
From left, Kasich, Director of Agriculture Zehringer and Jack Fisher

Gov. Kasich highlights economic opportunities for Ohio agriculture

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Asked about his philosophy on the role of government during a recent taping of Ohio Farm Bureau’s radio show 'Town Hall Ohio,' Ohio Gov. John Kasich said government should do what people can’t do for themselves.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_FarmBill2012_320x240.jpg

American Farm Bureau makes recommendations on farm bill spending

Published Oct. 12, 2011

American Farm Bureau is asking Congress to spread farm bill cuts across key program areas. The organization’s proposal represents a balance of multiple commodity and regional interests.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_YAP_DC1.jpg
Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Agricultural Professionals recently met with lawmakers and other leaders in Washington, D.C.

Young ag professionals tell their stories to members of Congress

Published Oct. 12, 2011

About 30 young agricultural professionals, Ohio Farm Bureau staff and board members went on the three-day trip in September to learn how the political process works in D.C.

This article has 0 comments

Supreme Court ruling favors landowners

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau is pleased with a recent ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court that upholds the private property rights of landowners along Lake Erie.

This article has 0 comments

Nationwide News: Farm, family can benefit from transition planning discussion

Published Oct. 12, 2011

When it comes to transition planning, farmers face some unique challenges and need to take proactive steps to help ensure that their legacy is protected.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_FSR_Conservation_Awards.jpg
Conservation farm families were recognized at Farm Science Review.

Ohio Farm Families recognized for conservation

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Ohio’s top conservation farm families for 2011 were honored for their long-standing dedication to natural resource conservation on the land they farm during ceremonies at the Farm Science Review.

This article has 0 comments

Leadership Engagement Team provides effective training to busy members

Published Oct. 12, 2011

A new Ohio Farm Bureau staff team is helping give members the leadership tools they need to help be better leaders and manage their busy lives more effectively.

This article has 0 comments

Nominate a Certified Crop Adviser for award program

Published Oct. 12, 2011

The Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Program is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year award.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_building_trust.jpg

It takes time: Building trust in today’s agriculture

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Recent research shows there is a sizeable gap between what Americans want from farmers and what they perceive they are getting.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_ThoughtsOnFood.jpg

Highlights from 'The Food Dialogues' conversation Sept. 22

Published Oct. 12, 2011

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance held an online forum, “The Food Dialogues,” a town hall-style discussion to address Americans’ questions about how their food is grown and raised and the long-term impact of the food they are eating—on their own health and the health of the planet.

This article has 0 comments

Thoughts on Food: Catch up on the conversation

Published Oct. 12, 2011

When the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance set out to start a new conversation about the future of food, it made sure it wasn’t forgetting current trends showing where an increasing number of conversations are being held.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_council.jpg
The Ridgerunners advisory council has been meeting for more than 50 years.

Decades later, Ohio Farm Bureau Advisory Councils continue to discuss issues

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Jean Miller knows the value of Farm Bureau’s Advisory Councils goes much deeper than talking about agriculture and other issues. Over the years it has been about friendships and making a difference in the community.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_PatHord.jpg
Pat Hord says its not the size of his farm, but a passion for feeding people that motivates his family.

All ideas needed to address food production challenges

Published Oct. 12, 2011

If nothing else, the nation’s ongoing discussion about food production has revealed the complexity of issues relating to economic, environmental and social sustainability.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_action_alert_phone_320x2402.jpg

ACTION ALERT: Free Trade Agreements vote near

Published Oct. 6, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau members are urged to contact their members of Congress to encourage the passage of Free Trade Agreements that can result in significant additional exports, economic development and jobs.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_Stark_Co_Corn_logo_320x240.jpg
Join Stark County Farm Bureau and others for Farm Tours and more this fall

County Farm Bureau Round-up - September 2011

Published Sep. 21, 2011

Fall farm tours, scholarship announcements, important informational meetings and more are found in the county blogs this month, as Ohio's county Farm Bureaus close out one program year and prepare for the next.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_barge.jpg
The Ohio River Basin credit trading project is one of several voluntary efforts across Ohio.

Ohio Farm Bureau explores water quality partnerships

Published Sep. 20, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is working with the agriculture community in Ohio to get a water quality program started in the Ohio River Basin, which extends from New York to Tennessee.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_Moser.jpg
Bobby D. Moser

Moser to step down after years of agricultural advancement at OSU

Published Sep. 20, 2011

Bobby D. Moser, vice president for Agricultural Administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University announced this month that he will step down as dean once his replacement is found.

This article has 0 comments

Ohio Farm Bureau Board supports Issue 3, neutral on Issue 1

Published Sep. 20, 2011

At issue: Should the state seek to exempt Ohioans from a federal requirement to purchase health care? Should the age limit for judges be raised from 70 to 75?

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_early_fb_membership_ad_320x240.jpg
An early Farm Bureau ad describes the power of bringing people together to solve problems.

Before there was ‘farm bureau,’ there was a will to work together

Published Sep. 20, 2011

When Ohio Farm Bureau leaders could not yet provide a long list of legislative accomplishments, programs and services, they communicated a belief that inspired farmers to lead the organization to where it is today.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_News_briefs_320x2405.jpg
News Briefs - Sept. 22, 2011

News Briefs: Child farm workers | Ag labor | Ag spending bill

Published Sep. 20, 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing revisions to regulations on child labor. | The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is taking up the topic of agriculture’s labor issues. | The Senate Appropriations Committee is working on the agriculture spending bill for fiscal 2012.

This article has 0 comments

Ohio Farm Bureau on Soil and Water Conservation District task force

Published Sep. 20, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau is part of a nine-member task force that is looking for ways that Ohio’s 88 soil and water conservation districts can more efficiently deliver conservation services.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_Farm_Guide_to_social_web_320x240.jpg
There's so much information about farming online. Here's an Ohio Farm Bureau guide to discovering.

A farm guide to the social web

Published Sep. 20, 2011

Farmers, agribusinesses, agricultural leaders and farm organizations have build an expansive and valuable Internet presence. A guide of where to start.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_food_dialogues_320x240.jpg
Be a part of The Food Dialogues on Sept. 22, 2011

Let's Talk about the Future of Food

Published Sep. 14, 2011

All are invited to join online or in-person Sept. 22 for “The Food Dialogues” – A new conversation about the future of food in the United States

This article has 0 comments