Lois Boyer, Sen. George Voinovich, Wade Leaman and Ruth McLaughlin were recognized for their many years of service to agriculture.
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- Farm Bureau helping farmers meet their water quality goals
- Restructured Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has $10 million goal
- Protecting, improving agritourism
- Ohio Supreme Court case examines how grain bins are taxed
- A broader look at Ohioís tax system
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I recently traveled to Austin, Texas to attend the AgChat Foundationís annual conference, to network with farmers, ranchers and other agribusiness professionals who are using social/new media to tell agricultureís story. There are many things I could share that were discussed at the conference, but Iíve pulled out the four of the most important to me.
Pam Haley of West Salem, Cassandra Palsgrove of Pickerington, Andrew Spiker of Adamsville and Kelly Staley of Fredericktown have been named the four state finalists in OFBFís 2009 Discussion Meet.
Do you know an elementary school teacher? Share Ohio Livestock Coalitionís free educational materials available through the For Your InFARMation program. The program is designed to teach Ohio third graders about the origins of the food they eat every day and about the important role agriculture plays in Ohioís economy.
Ohio Farm Bureau is offering a complete set of teaching materials to K-12 full-time teachers who are Farm Bureau members.
The three agreements are now in the implementation phase with hope that trade will start very soon.
From feeding local communities to feeding a booming global population, Ohio Farm Bureauís recent Bringing it to the Table conference brought together a diverse group from Ohioís food community to inspire creative collaboration in pursuit of new opportunities.
Experts discuss recent food safety issues.
Delegates gather to set national Farm Bureau policies at the 2009 annual meeting
Youth Capitol Challenge winners take their proposal to county Farm Bureau, legislators
For seven months, Marion County Farm Bureau leaders and others will be documenting the growth of the corn and soybean crops through its "Follow Farming" social media campaign. Along the way, they'll show the process from seed to harvest to market.
State policy development committee ready to examine county policy recommendations
Each year, U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner holds a farm forum in his southwest Ohio district to discuss issues facing American agriculture. OFBF President Brent Porteus highlighted some of those issues for attendees during this yearís event. Below are excerpts from Porteusí speech.
Ohio Farm Bureau members from across the state will develop the organization's positions on farm and rural issues during the 91st annual meeting to be held Dec. 1 to 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus.
Last summer, Ohio Farm Bureau reached gain for its 41st consecutive year under the new full-year membership campaign approach. The new campaign style allows volunteers to work on selling memberships as they have time.
Farm Bureau members are asked to remind lawmakers of the direct link between water quality and the amount of state money invested in OSU Extension, ATI and OARDC, the Ohio Sea Grant program, the National Center of Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Department of Natural Resourcesí Division of Soil and Water Resources.
Total donations to the most significant domestic and international animal-rights groups reached nearly $330 million in 2007.
Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio commodity organizations recently sponsored ďA Tribute To E. Gordon GeeĒ with the members of the Ohio General Assembly in recognition of his contributions to the state and Ohio agriculture.
With an anticipated 140,000 visitors to the Farm Science Review, Ohio Farm Bureau hopes to draw not only new OFBF members but supporters for creating the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
The American Farm Bureau Federationís Board of Directors has appointed three new members to serve on the AFBF General Counsel Advisory Committee through 2011. AFBF has a distinguished history of selective participation in litigation matters that implement and advance Farm Bureauís policies.
Farm and Commodity Groups Applaud General Assembly's Action to Approve Resolution Authorizing Livestock Care Standards Board Ballot Measure
The second phase of Ohioís extensive natural gas and oil exploration is now underway. Landowners across the state are being asked to sign off on pipeline easements, which means a new round of contract negotiations.
The program at the Ohio State Fair includes interactive stations and helps showcase the way agriculture impacts the lives of Ohioans. There are many opportunities for county Farm Bureau involvement.
There is always something happening at the local level when it comes to Farm Bureau. Hereís a quick glance of what youíll find on the county Farm Bureau blog pages here on OFBF.org from April through early June, 2011.
Ohio Farm Bureau found a new way to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers in 2009 by incorporating social media into its Web presence.
In this blog, one of the attendees of Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Agricultural Professionals Washington D.C. Leadership Experience discusses her experience on the trip and encourages other young people to get involved with Ohio Farm Bureau.
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.
Dr. Gee gave Ohio Farm Bureau his opinion on Issue 2 during recording of its Town Hall Ohio radio program. Here's what he had to say.
Nichole Gordon-Coy of Carrollton is the winner of OFBFís 2010 Discussion Meet.
Asked about his philosophy on the role of government during a recent taping of Ohio Farm Bureauís radio show 'Town Hall Ohio,' Ohio Gov. John Kasich said government should do what people canít do for themselves.
Proposed changes to the Clean Water Act could negatively affect Ohio farmers if passed.
13-member Care Board is set
Gov. Ted Strickland hopes a sweeping education plan will increase accountability and performance standards while reworking school funding.
Gov. Ted Strickland has issued an executive order that completes the governorís responsibilities brokered in the agreement between Ohioís agricultural leaders and the Humane Society to enhance animal care standards while maintaining a vibrant livestock industry in Ohio.
Gov. John Kasich recently met with the OFBF board of trustees about issues facing Ohio, including his proposal to modernize Ohio’s severance tax system to keep up with new oil and gas production.
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.
Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) is inviting community service groups in rural, suburban and/or urban settings, as well as independent producers and agribusinesses, to apply for a series of grants to fund programs highlighting agriculture and its impact on the community.
Ohio Farm Bureau's policy development process is in its early, and arguably more important, stage. County Farm Bureau policy development meetings are being held across Ohio to identify issues or concerns members would like to move forward through to the state wide policy development process. Get a glimpse of some of these meetings in this image, and contact your county Farm Bureau to get involved!
After meeting with a committee of Farm Bureau members tasked with analyzing the organizationís stance on policy issues, former Ohio tax commissioner Tom Zaino was impressed.
This fall, three lucky Ohioans will win free groceries for a year, all for taking a few minutes to listen to the men and women who produce the food they eat every day.
Farmerbloggers.com makes farming easier to follow. Ohio contributors include Wayne County Farm Bureau member Mike Haley and his wife, Pam, an Ohio Farm Bureau state trustee, and Geauga County dairy farmer and Farm Bureau member Brenda Hastings.
'Buckeye Farm News' presents a brief look at two important issues being discussed by Farm Bureau members. The first is concerning federal animal care legislation that has been introduced in line with an agreement between the Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers.
OFBF created a new education program this year. The first Grow & Know event was held in July at Bob Evans Farms in Gallia County and offered nonmembers and members the opportunity to learn about various aspects of farming, gardening and cooking.
Whether they own a patio downtown or 50 acres in rural Ohio, animal lovers, foodies, gardeners and more are invited to get in touch with their inner-farmer and make the most of their property through OFBF's 2010 Grow and Know series.
As a grassroots organization, OFBF sponsors several programs and events designed to promote leadership within the agricultural community.
Congressman Steve Austria shares the importance of GPS to Ohio's farmers, and why he's concerned about a new technology that threatens to severely disrupt GPS signals.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels shares Ohio agriculture's global impact during Ohio Agriculture week.
With a new Congress and president in power, activists say they plan to continue their push for immigration reform.
OFBF is supporting House Bill 22, which would clarify the law to ensure that farmers arenít held criminally responsible when livestock get out through no fault of the farmer.
Hancock County Farm Bureau has purchased 75 Caution--Farm Machinery signs to put up on county and township roads.