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Dr. Ronald Kensinger

Ohio State’s new animal sciences chair lays out priorities

Published Feb. 15, 2012

The college has identified key areas important to the general public and needs to continue working on them, he said. Those areas include research, biofuels and high fiber materials, animal welfare and Extension.

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Ohioans recognized for contributions to sheep production

Published Feb. 15, 2012

American Sheep Industry honors Moore family, Don Van Nostran, Roger High and Henry Zerby.

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Winter Worry: Excessive snow load can cause barn collapse

Published Feb. 15, 2012

When heavy snow meets fierce winds even the best-engineered buildings can collapse. That’s why it’s important to be adequately insured for this type of peril.

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Rep. Steve Stivers addresses farmers and ag leaders during a visit to the farm of Farm Bureau member Norman Dresbach.

Pickaway County Farm Bureau hosts congressional visit

Published Feb. 15, 2012

Congressman Steve Stivers who currently represents Ohio’s 15th district comprising Madison, Union and parts of Franklin counties, is seeking re-election.

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Program guides first responders on farm animal handling

Published Feb. 15, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau is teaming up with Ohio State University to help law enforcement, local humane officers, wildlife officers, firefighters, animal control officers and other first responders gain a basic understanding of farm animal behavior and handling.

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The Farm Bureau Property Protection Service proved to be a benefit to Butler County Farm Bureau member Tom Theobald.

$2,500 reward presented in Butler County

Published Feb. 15, 2012

The Farm Bureau Property Protection Service proved to be a benefit to Butler County Farm Bureau member Tom Theobald when a John Deere Gator was stolen from his property.

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Class members have learned from each other while touring local farms, research sites and meeting government officials.

Being an Ohio Farm Bureau member helps build a resilient food community

Published Feb. 15, 2012

New series of articles looks at how being a Farm Bureau member helps build a resilient food community.

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Preble County Farm Bureau's Grow It Know It seminar

Preble County workshops focus on food, families, community

Published Feb. 10, 2012

Preble County Farm Bureau is building a community of farmers and nonfarmers with its Grow It Know It seminars, designed to help people grow their skills in areas such as gardening, food preservation, cooking and sewing.

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Knollman Farms, of Hamilton, Ohio, received the 2011 Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) Neighbor of the Year Award.

Neighbor of the Year Award nominations being accepted

Published Feb. 3, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition have the opportunity to recognize efforts neighbors have made in rural Ohio to positively develop and enhance relationships and communications with the annual Neighbor of the Year Award.

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Ohio Farm Bureau's “Farmer’s Guide to Truck and Farm Implement Laws and Regulations

New Farm Bureau guide helps keep Ohio farmers trucking

Published Feb. 2, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau's “Farmer’s Guide to Truck and Farm Implement Laws and Regulations" is a 38-page spiral bound notebook outlining laws and regulations that rule the road as farmers and truckers travel across the state.

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A large number of scholarships headline opportunities for county Farm Bureau members in February.

County Farm Bureau Round-up - February 2012

Published Jan. 31, 2012

Scholarships, Oil and Gas leasing informational meetings, more activities and events highlight Farm Bureau happenings for the month of February.

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Animals for Life Foundation

Animals for Life Foundation accepting grant proposals for 2012

Published Jan. 24, 2012

Animals for Life Foundation to award grants for programs/projects helping further develop and implement vision and mission of accepting and understanding human-animal interdependency and the value animals bring to human life.

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Sheep and Goat WebEx Series to be held across Ohio in February

Published Jan. 9, 2012

Ohio sheep and goat farmers invited to attend four February sessions concentrating on sheep and goat health programs.

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Medina County Farm Bureau shows off their County Activity of Excellence Award Display at the annual meeting.

Farmers Navigating Waves of Change at Annual Meeting

Published Jan. 9, 2012

Farmers recognized for 2011 accomplishments at American Farm Bureau's annual meeting in Hawaii, urged to create more across the U.S. in 2012.

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Scholarship programs announced

Published Jan. 6, 2012

Students pursuing agricultural-related areas of study may apply for $1,000 scholarships from the Ohio Agricultural Council, Ohio Soybean Council, Farm Credit Services and United Producers Inc.

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Get caught up on all the latest events and activities across the state.

County Farm Bureau Round-up - January 2012

Published Jan. 5, 2012

The New Year is off to a quick start for Ohio's county Farm Bureaus. Catch up with what's happening in the farm and food world in your neck of the woods and beyond in this month's round-up.

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GM Discount added to OFBF member benefits

Published Dec. 14, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau members can now receive a $500 discount on qualifying 2011 or 2012 model year Chevrolet, GMC or Buick vehicle they purchase or lease.

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Medina County Season's Harvest event

2011 Year in Review -- Connecting with agriculture by experiencing agriculture

Published Dec. 14, 2011

More than 11,000 nonfarmers experienced Ohio agriculture through numerous county Farm Bureau-led “Grow and Know” events in 2011.

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Honey Caramel ice cream

2011 Year in Review -- Partnering on values

Published Dec. 14, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau built relationships with Bob Evans Farms, Longaberger and Velvet Ice Cream.

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2011 Year in Review -- Getting more social

Published Dec. 14, 2011

As consumers increasingly turn to the Internet for information about food production, Ohio Farm Bureau continued to increase and develop its online presence and that of its members in 2011.

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Among the show's guests: Gov. John Kasich

2011 Year in Review -- Farm Bureau on the air

Published Dec. 14, 2011

2011 marked the fifth anniversary of OFBF’s weekly public affairs radio program, 'Town Hall Ohio.'

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2011 Year in Review -- Foundations award grants

Published Dec. 14, 2011

The grants improve communities and make connections.

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2011 Year in Review -- Spreading the word on responsible animal care

Published Dec. 14, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animal Issues continued to provide assistance to those dealing with animals care and cruelty complaints through its Animal Agriculture 101 training in 2011.

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2011 Year in Review -- Working with the media

Published Dec. 14, 2011

By interacting with journalists we can assure that agriculture’s views are portrayed prominently and accurately, giving the public a better understanding of the issues important to farmers.

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AgriPOWER trip to Washington, D.C.

2011 Year in Review --OFBF continually develops new leaders for Ohio agriculture

Published Dec. 14, 2011

The Young Agricultural Professionals and AgriPOWER programs continue to offer leadership development opportunities.

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2011 Year in Review -- OFBF submits arguments to Supreme Court

Published Dec. 14, 2011

OFBF weighed in on three Ohio Supreme Court cases, which came out favorably for farmers this year.

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2011 Year in Review -- From youth labor to the farm bill, OFBF spoke out

Published Dec. 14, 2011

Farmers were represented in discussions with the super committee, Sens. Brown and Portman, Reps Gibbs and Schmidt, USDA and U.S. Dept. of Labor.

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Forging a partnership -- 2011 Year in Review

Published Dec. 14, 2011

Under the direction of Ohio farmers and in cooperation with their communities, we are working on many fronts to carry out Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission. We are focused on strong relationships, a viable future, a sound organization and a balanced ecology.

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County Farm Bureaus recognized for excellence

Published Dec. 13, 2011

The exceptional work of county Farm Bureau volunteers was recognized through County Achievement Awards presented during Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in Columbus.

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Hundreds of farmers gathered to evaluate and vote on policy proposals that were developed throughout the year.

OFBF delegates establish 2012 policy

Published Dec. 13, 2011

Energy, water quality, farm policy and Ohio State University Extension services were the primary topics delegates discussed during the 93rd annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

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Steve Rasmussen

Rasmussen: Farm Bureau put Nationwide on path to serve customers

Published Dec. 13, 2011

Nationwide CEO Steve Rasmussen said the company has had good business across the country and feels good about its growth. Specifically, he highlighted a new Master Certified Farm Agent program and estate planning services.

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Hirsch, Fisher look toward the future

Published Dec. 13, 2011

During their speeches at the 93rd annual meeting, both leaders challenged members to think about the who, why and how of Ohio Farm Bureau’s operation.

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Ty Kellogg

Like agriculture, the integrity is in the process

Published Dec. 13, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau Organization Director Ty Kellogg volunteered these thoughts as he accompanied farmers to the organization's annual meeting.

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Jeffrey Wadsworth

Innovation has Ohio roots

Published Dec. 13, 2011

Jeffrey Wadsworth, CEO of Columbus-based Battelle Memorial Institute, provided attendees of Ohio Farm Bureau's annual meeting with an overview of how his firm is leading research to solve some of society’s most challenging problems.

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Mary Byers

Author: Associations must change to stay relevant

Published Dec. 13, 2011

Despite major changes in society, the way many associations operate hasn’t changed much, according to Mary Byers, an author and consultant who spoke at Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.

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OFBF and OAAE believe proposed rule could limit opportunities for agriculture students.

Farm Bureau, Ag Educators concerned about proposed farm youth labor regulations

Published Dec. 8, 2011

New regulations as proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor would limit the opportunity for kids under the age of 16 to work on the nation's farms.

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Ohio State Fair "Agriculture is Cool" program receives International Recognition

Published Dec. 6, 2011

"Agriculture is Cool" interactive education program partnership with Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio's agricultural commodity groups recognized earns first place Agricultural Award of Excellence.

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More than 300 delegates from all Ohio counties debated and approved policies for the organization in 2012.

Ohio Farm Bureau celebrates counties, leaders, lifetime achievements

Published Dec. 2, 2011

Recap of achievements and awards from Ohio Farm Bureau's 93rd annual meeting Nov. 30 - Dec.2 in Columbus.

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Ohio Livestock Coalition Offers Free Classroom Materials

Published Nov. 29, 2011

New “smart board” lessons are now available as part of the Ohio Livestock Coalition’s For Your InFARMation curriculum.

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Invest Ohio is source of capital for farmers, small businesses

Published Nov. 23, 2011

InvestOhio is a new tool to infuse much needed capital into Ohio's small businesses, helping them create jobs. The nearly 900,000 small businesses in Ohio are one of the backbones of the state's economy. InvestOhio encourages investors to actively support these small businesses, sparking growth and improving Ohio's competitive position.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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