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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 Federationís Annual Meeting in Columbus Nov. 30.
Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Learning Delivery Darrell Rubel shares four takeaways from his experience being a part of the team charged to do something different with the Ag and Hort Building at the Ohio State Fair this year.
Irv Bell of Zanesville, John Foltz of Columbus, Andrew Stevens of Ostrander and the late Roy Wallace of Pemberville
We were recently thrilled to see four Ohio county Farm Bureaus chosen as winners in the 2014 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program. Only 24 winners were chosen nationwide.
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.
The contest required entrants to submit a one- to three-minute video showcasing their connection to Ohio agriculture.
Lois Boyer, Sen. George Voinovich, Wade Leaman and Ruth McLaughlin were recognized for their many years of service to agriculture.
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.
Farm Bureau member Kristin Reese writes about her involvement in leadership and advocacy programs that have given her opportunities to make an impact on agriculture.
Ohio Farm Bureau is urging Ohioans to vote Yes on State Issue 1, Yes on State Issue 2 and No on State Issue 3. All three issues deal with amending the state constitution, and Farm Bureauís positions reflect policy established by its voting delegates.Contact your county Farm Bureau to get a sign.
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.
A recent grassroots effort by Farm Bureau members paid off big when they took up the call to protest a proposal in Congress to cut $3 billion in the nationís crop insurance program.
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.