Ohio Farm Bureau members recognize policy development as one of the most important grassroots activities within Farm Bureau. This week, Farm Bureau membersí voices are being heard at the national level during American Farm Bureauís commodity advisory committee meetings.
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- Tips for entrepreneurs overheard at the Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum
- Catlett tells farmers to prepare for the golden age of agriculture
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A community of farmers and nonfarmers is growing in a Columbus neighborhood. Clintonville Farmersí Marketís goal is to develop relationships between farmers and emerging underserved populations in the Clintonville area.
On this weekendís Town Hall Ohio radio program: Two Ohio Community Supported Agriculture farms -- Bryn Bird of Birdís Haven Farms and Todd Schriver of Rock Dove Farms, as well as Ohio State University Extensionís direct marketing expert Julie Fox and Ohio Farm Bureauís Cara Lawson.
Ohio farmers discuss agriculture issues with legislators in Columbus at Ohio Farm Bureau's annual
While farmers recently welcomed news that the U.S. Department of Labor will reconsider rules regarding
youth working on farms, concerns about the proposal remain.
As Congress prepares to write a new farm bill, farmers at American Farm Bureauís annual meeting laid out a plan to preserve the core purpose of the federal legislation while recognizing the nationís fiscal situation.
While antibiotic resistance is a natural biological phenomenon, some are questioning the impact that antibiotics used in livestock production might have on public health.
When new Republican members of Congress are elected, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown does more than welcome his new Ohio counterparts Ė he sits down with them to talk about how to improve Ohio.
Ohio Farm Bureau is supporting legislation to modify the Agricultural Linked Deposit Program.
Farmers call on FCC to protect GPS; Protection for trespassers raises concerns; Supreme Court sides with landowners
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.
American Sheep Industry honors Moore family, Don Van Nostran, Roger High and Henry Zerby.
When heavy snow meets fierce winds even the best-engineered buildings can collapse. Thatís why itís important to be adequately insured for this type of peril.
Congressman Steve Stivers who currently represents Ohioís 15th district comprising Madison, Union and parts of Franklin counties, is seeking re-election.
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.
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.
New series of articles looks at how being a Farm Bureau member helps build a resilient food community.
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.
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.
Ohio Farm Bureau's ďFarmerís 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.
Scholarships, Oil and Gas leasing informational meetings, more activities and events highlight Farm Bureau happenings for the month of February.
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.
Ohio sheep and goat farmers invited to attend four February sessions concentrating on sheep and goat health programs.
Farmers recognized for 2011 accomplishments at American Farm Bureau's annual meeting in Hawaii, urged to create more across the U.S. in 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.
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.
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.
More than 11,000 nonfarmers experienced Ohio agriculture through numerous county Farm Bureau-led ďGrow and KnowĒ events in 2011.
Ohio Farm Bureau built relationships with Bob Evans Farms, Longaberger and Velvet Ice Cream.
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.
2011 marked the fifth anniversary of OFBFís weekly public affairs radio program, 'Town Hall Ohio.'
The grants improve communities and make connections.
Ohio Farm Bureauís 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.
By interacting with journalists we can assure that agricultureís views are portrayed prominently and accurately, giving the public a better understanding of the issues important to farmers.
The Young Agricultural Professionals and AgriPOWER programs continue to offer leadership development opportunities.
OFBF weighed in on three Ohio Supreme Court cases, which came out favorably for farmers this year.
Farmers were represented in discussions with the super committee, Sens. Brown and Portman, Reps Gibbs and Schmidt, USDA and U.S. Dept. of Labor.
Under the direction of Ohio farmers and in cooperation with their communities, we are working on many fronts to carry out Ohio Farm Bureauís mission. We are focused on strong relationships, a viable future, a sound organization and a balanced ecology.
The exceptional work of county Farm Bureau volunteers was recognized through County Achievement Awards presented during Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís annual meeting Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in Columbus.
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.
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.
During their speeches at the 93rd annual meeting, both leaders challenged members to think about the who, why and how of Ohio Farm Bureauís operation.
Ohio Farm Bureau Organization Director Ty Kellogg volunteered these thoughts as he accompanied farmers to the organization's annual meeting.
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 societyís most challenging problems.
Despite major changes in society, the way many associations operate hasnít changed much, according to Mary Byers, an author and consultant who spoke at Ohio Farm Bureauís annual meeting.
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.
"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.
Recap of achievements and awards from Ohio Farm Bureau's 93rd annual meeting Nov. 30 - Dec.2 in Columbus.
New ďsmart boardĒ lessons are now available as part of the Ohio Livestock Coalitionís For Your InFARMation curriculum.
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.