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Innovations…Rooted in Tradition

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau’s 91st annual meeting will travel south on Interstate 71 to Cincinnati Dec. 2 to 4.

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Give you input on Ohio's drainage laws by Nov. 25.

Input wanted on Ohio drainage laws

Published Nov. 18, 2013

Landowners are often faced with drainage issues. This is why Ohio Farm Bureau is currently engaged with the County Commissioner’s Association of Ohio and other stakeholders in reviewing Ohio’s drainage laws. We hope you can take a few minutes to provide your input as a farmer or landowner. The survey is online and will take only a few minutes to complete.

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Invasive species bill is a key vote

Published Apr. 15, 2014

Invasive species can have a detrimental impact on farms, and Senate Bill 192 is a step in combating the problem. Sponsored by Sen. Gayle Manning , the bill granted exclusive authority to regulate invasive plant species to Ohio’s director of agriculture. The bill has passed the senate and is awaiting a floor vote in the house.

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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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Investing in youth

Published Dec. 23, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau again offered conferences for Farm Bureau youth during the summer months. The conferences provide opportunities for youths to bond and build leadership, teamwork and communications skills.

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Issue 2 proponents speak out on Town Hall Ohio

Published Oct. 30, 2009

Governor Ted Strickland joins hunger advocates, business leaders, humane groups and elected leaders to express their views on State Issue 2 during this week’s broadcast of Town Hall Ohio.

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Issue 2 Supports Ohio’s Farmers and Consumers

Published Oct. 30, 2009

This November, Ohio voters have the unique opportunity to support our livestock farmers, our food consumers and the future of Ohio. A guest opinion by Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs.

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Issue 2 to hit airwaves in Cleveland on Tuesday

Published Oct. 5, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher, HSUS's Paul Shapiro to debate State Issue 2 live on Cleveland radio station. Listeners calls will be taken.

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Issues 1 and 2 featured on Town Hall Ohio

Published Apr. 23, 2010

Issues 1 and 2 in the May 4 Primary Election are the featured topics on this week's episode of Town Hall Ohio.

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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.

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A portion of county Farm Bureau presidents take in the agricultural issues forum hosted by Speaker of the House Tuesday.

It's Farm Bureau season in Washington, D.C.

Published Mar. 15, 2011

Ohio's county Farm Bureau presidents are among 4,000 Farm Bureau members that will make the journey to Capitol Hill to share important agriculture issues with lawmakers. They prepped for Congressional visits on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

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It's your world

Published Feb. 5, 2009

From world hunger to the economy, major issues face agriculture

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Humane agents and first responders received hands-on training with livestock.

It’s half a ton, it’s on the loose and it wants to run. Stay calm?

Published May. 16, 2013

When I’m assigned to visit a farm and capture a story about Ohio agriculture, I find things work best when I generally stay out of the way. That’s especially true when the story is about rounding up a few thousand-pound animals that were intentionally set loose.

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Jack Fisher details the Ohio agriculture agreement

Published Jul. 1, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau's Executive Vice President answers questions about Wednesday's agreement between Ohio farm organizations and the Humane Society of the United States.

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Jack Fisher, OFBF executive vice president

Jack Fisher: Ohio Ag Man of the Year

Published Dec. 15, 2009

Ohio Farmer Editor Tim White named OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher his Ohio Ag Man of the Year for his leadership on livestock issues and the passage of Issue 2 in November.

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Scholarship opportunities and more are featured in this month's round-up.

January 2013 County Farm Bureau Round-up

Published Jan. 16, 2013

The calendar has turned to 2013, which means there’s 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.

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Join in on "Ohio Farm Bureau Membership Week"

Published Mar. 21, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau is only able to do the work it does on behalf of Ohio farmers, food and agriculture because of the dues from its members. Learn the importance of membership, its benefits to all, and have a bit of fun by joining "Membership Week" on Facebook.

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Join Ohio Farm Bureau at Farm Science Review

Published Aug. 29, 2013

Farm Science Review visitors are invited to stop by the Ohio Farm Bureau building at the corner of Friday Avenue and Beef Street to talk with fellow members and staff about current Farm Bureau programs and policy issues.

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Join the conversation Sept. 16

Published Aug. 19, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau is looking for people who want to add their voice to the conversation about Ohio food.

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Joining forces to support the community

Published Jun. 13, 2012

Reaching out to the community is nothing new for Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau.

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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.

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'Farm Factor' is one of many upcoming opportunities to enjoy a meal on a local farm.

July 2012 County Farm Bureau Round-up

Published Jul. 17, 2012

The dry weather and heat continues this summer, but that doesn’t mean the opportunities to get involved with Ohio agriculture have dried up! Check out the latest list of activities, opportunities, events and more happening within county Farm Bureaus throughout the state.

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July 2013 County Farm Bureau Roundup

Published Jul. 23, 2013

Summertime is fun time for Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus. Check out what fun things Farm Bureau is up to and things you can do in your neck of the woods in this month’s County Farm Bureau Roundup.

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The summer months provide a special opportunity for Farm Bureau members.

June 2012 County Farm Bureau Roundup

Published Jun. 15, 2012

Summer is here, and the opportunities to get engaged with agriculture in your community are growing throughout Ohio Farm Bureau! Here is the latest comprehensive list of Farm Bureau tours, demonstrations, workshops, meetings and other happenings throughout the state.

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Kasich lays out vision for agriculture

Published Dec. 17, 2010

Ohio governor-elect John Kasich highlighted several of his priorities and introduced the next director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture during Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.

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Kasich proposes $100 million for Clean Ohio Fund

Published Mar. 27, 2014

Gov. John Kasich has recommended the Clean Ohio Fund receive $100 million to fund the preservation of farmlands and open spaces and improve outdoor recreational opportunities. The proposal is part of the $2.386 billion capital budget bill that is usually enacted every two years to provide funds for improving the state’s educational and public-service infrastructure.

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Keeping land in agriculture through CAUV

Published Feb. 13, 2013

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.

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Kellogg is new Farm Bureau organization director

Published Oct. 18, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Timothy "Ty" Kellogg organization director for Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull counties.

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Melvin and Jean Knollman, center, accept their award from OFBF’s Mike Bumgarner, left, and David Glauer, OLC.

Knollman Farms named Neighbor of the Year

Published Apr. 19, 2011

Knollman Farms, of Hamilton, Ohio, recently received the 2011 Ohio Livestock Coalition Neighbor of the Year Award, which recognizes a farmer who has positively developed and enhanced relationships between neighbors in Ohio’s farm communities.

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From left, OSIA Vice President Jim Percival, Howell and OSIA Executive Director Roger High.

Knox County student receives $1,000 Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship

Published Nov. 18, 2009

Linsey Howell, daughter of David and Lora Howell of Danville, is the 2009 recipient of the $1,000 Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association.

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From left, Emma, Bob, Autumn and Kaitlyn Morrision, Dennis and Chris Lashley-Lashley Tractor Sales & Jeff Elson, Kubota.

Kubota provides tractor to Outstanding Young Farmers

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Bob and Autumn Morrison of Jefferson County recently received a Kubota M-Series tractor following their selection as Ohio Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farm Couple.

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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.

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Lake Effect

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Farmers taking action to help long-troubled Grand Lake St. Marys.

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Langes named outstanding tree farmers

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Earlier this year, Fulton County Farm Bureau members Donna and Walt Lange were recognized as Ohio Tree Farmers of the Year.

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Lawmakers continue to look into Ohio Livestock Care Board funding

Published Feb. 22, 2010

Lawmakers and interested parties are looking into alternative funding methods and strategies for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.

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Lawmakers want White House office for rural policy

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Saying that his constituents face challenges just as unique as urban residents, Ohio Congressman Zack Space called on President Obama to establish a White House office dedicated to rural issues.

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Leadership Buffet

Published Dec. 23, 2009

OFBF’s Leadership Buffet provides opportunities for members to participate in seminars that work at improving their leadership skills.

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Franklin County Breakfast on the Farm

Leadership conference focuses on community conversations

Published Sep. 11, 2012

The conference placed emphasis on county Farm Bureaus reaching out to their communities to have constructive conversations about food and agriculture.

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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.

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Ohio Farm Bureau's Director of Leadership Development Chip Nelson

Leading the way with new County Presidents

Published Jul. 3, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Leadership Development Chip Nelson says he's very fortunate to have a career allowing him to meet individuals who are outstanding leaders. The interesting part, however, is they may not see themselves as outstanding leaders. Chip shares more in this post.

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At OFBF's leadership conference, farmers participated in the EASE program before having breakfast with nonfarmers.

Learn how to lead the discussion on agriculture

Published Oct. 9, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animal Issues is working with county Farm Bureaus to provide workshops that will help farmers respond to consumer questions about agriculture.

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Farmers learn how to use social media tools during an OFBF training session.

Learn how to use, apply social media at free Ohio Farm Bureau workshops

Published Aug. 23, 2011

The scheduled workshops will help both beginners and advanced social media users learn more they can apply when lending their voices to online conversations about Ohio food and farming or when promoting agriculture or their business.

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Learn the basics of selling timber

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Landowners interested in learning how to successfully sell timber while meeting their woodland ownership goals are invited to attend the “Basics of Selling Timber Workshop."

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Learn winning campaign techniques at September seminar

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Those interested in running for public office now or at some point in the future, will have an opportunity to sharpen their campaigning skills during a two-day seminar in Columbus Sept. 1 and 2.

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Watch Ohio Farm Bureau's Home Canning and Food Preservation meeting below.

Learning How to Preserve the Food You Grow

Published Jul. 26, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau recently held an online food preservation meeting discussing freezing and water bath techniques. Watch the recording of this meeting and bulk up your food preservation IQ.

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Fill out the form below to request the interactive e-Learning Unit on Ohio Soils and 4R Nutrient Stewardship

Learning more about Ohio soils and nutrients

Published Sep. 18, 2013

Our second e-learning unit on water quality/nutrient management is now available for Ohio Farm Bureau members. This unit will provide you with a better understanding of the methods for soil sampling, how the soil test results relate to crop fertility recommendations and the steps to take to develop a nutrient management plan.

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Learning the finer points of farming

Published Mar. 20, 2014

Frequent flier Porter Gale loves meeting people on planes. Recently, she found herself sitting next to a farmer.

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Legal issues surrounding farm animal welfare among topics at OLC annual meeting

Published Feb. 24, 2011

The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) will host its Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium on April 4 at the Fawcett Center at Ohio State University.

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Legal tips for all purpose vehicle use

Published May. 15, 2013

Many farmers utilize all purpose vehicles (APV) or all terrain vehicles (ATVs) on their farms. While APVs can be extremely helpful to farmers, they can also create problems when they are used to trespass on farm property. Ohio Farm Bureau has a brochure available to members in its legal information series that covers issues related to APVs that farmers may encounter.

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Legislation for marketing agreements would mean produce grower opportunties

Published Apr. 5, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau and the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association have been working on legislation that would establish a framework for voluntary marketing agreements that set production standards for certain agricultural products.

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