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With the release of the Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative this summer, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is increasing its education efforts on water quality as well as contributing financially to research on the issue.
Ohio Farm Bureau is hosting a series of meetings to help humane officers and others who deal with animal care complaints have a better understanding of farm animal care and production practices.
BEST is a youth development program based on a series of sanctioned cattle shows held throughout Ohio.
The BEST program is a youth development program recognizing Ohio’s junior beef exhibitors through a series of sanctioned steer and heifer shows.
Agricultural unity key to taking ownership of animal welfare debate.
As a sponsor of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Ohio Farm Bureau continues to endorse its policies and services and recommend that members work with Nationwide to serve their insurance needs.
OFBF recently laid out its state policy priorities for 2010. Here’s a glimpse at some of the ways OFBF will be working on behalf of its members.
The Communications Committee of the Ohio Farm Bureau board of trustees has selected Farmer George Plants a Nation written by Peggy Thomas with paintings by Layne Johnson as the 2009 winner of the annual OFBF Children’s Literature Award.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation sent the following letter to the editor in response to The Columbus Dispatch's "Keep Your Word" editorial regarding the agreement made between Ohio's agricultural community and The Humane Society of the United States.
OFBF recently received the Ohio Poultry Partner Award for its longtime support of the state’s egg, turkey and chicken industries.
Ohio Farm Bureau and the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) are teaming up to provide discounts and promotions for Ohio Farm Bureau members in 2010.
The American Farm Bureau Federation presented OFBF with the traveling FBACT (Farm Bureau Agricultural Contact Team) trophy for the Midwest Region. The award is presented once every congressional cycle. This is the second consecutive award won by Ohio.
The annual Farm Aid concert tells us corporate agriculture drives small farmers from the land, ruins food & harms the environment. Ohio Farm Bureau communicator & music fan Joe Cornely, with tongue firmly in cheek, applies the same criticisms to to the music industry.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has transitioned to three supervisory regions: North, East and South.
Ohio Farm Bureau members can receive savings on admission tickets to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay water park.
This spring, the OFBF Board of Trustees authorized the creation of a State of Ohio Budget Task Force.
Ohio Farm Bureau is partnering with Ohio State University Extension to help expand Annie’s Project, a risk management program for women in agriculture that will be held throughout Ohio in 2010.
Eminent domain, oil and gas leasing, open burning and all purpose vehicle use are just some of the topics covered in Ohio Farm Bureau’s Legal Information Series brochures, which are being redesigned and made available electronically, for Ohio Farm Bureau members only.
OFBF President Brent Porteus and Executive Vice President Jack Fisher addressed annual meeting delegates, focusing on State Issue 2, its significance and what lies ahead.
Ohio Farm Bureau participants joined representatives of Farm Bureaus from seven other states at Nationwide’s National Policyholder Conference held this summer in Columbus.
Many companies do it right, but be on the lookout for those that don’t.
Ohio Farm Bureau helped out on a state report that makes dozens of recommendations on how to decrease the impact of agricultural nutrients entering Ohio’s streams and water resources.
Ohio Farm Bureau is urging the Food and Drug Administration to prepare an agricultural cost/benefit analysis before moving forward with plans to enact new food safety procedures.
Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher thanked Ohio voters this week through a letter to editors of newspapers around the state.
For those 41 counties that underwent reappraisals and updates in 2014, record high crop prices combined with record low interest rates in recent years have created a significant spike in farmland values under the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program.
Members say more needs to be done
Two statewide issues that will appear on the May 4 ballot have received the support of Ohio Farm Bureau’s board of trustees.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its support for State Issue 1, which will renew Ohio’s highly successful Third Frontier program.
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.
Ohio Farm Bureau is continuing to concentrate on addressing issues brought up by the Toledo drinking water problem in early August. The harmful algal bloom issue is complex, and many groups and institutions are working to understand all of the factors involved. Ohio Farm Bureau has been in constant contact with lawmakers, media and agriculture/commodity groups to not only explain agriculture’s commitment to conservation and water quality but to also correct misconceptions about current regulations.
Ohio Farm Bureau continues to speak to landowners regarding opportunities and challenges they may experience as interest in gas exploration spreads across the state.
There is no excuse for the mistreatment of the animals in a video recently released by an animal rights group, but there is also no reason to think that abuse is common on Ohio farms.
It is disappointing that as Ohio’s farm community demonstrates a willingness to engage in constructive dialogue, activists continue divisive attacks that threaten to undermine important progress Ohio is making in its consideration of animal care issues.
OFBF is a federation of county Farm Bureaus representing all 88 counties. The organization reached a record membership of 235,064 in 2009. Nearly 60,000 of those members are farmers who each get one vote on the organization's polices. The retention rate for membership in the Ohio Farm Bureau this year was 89.86 percent.
Ohio Reps. Jean Schmidt and Bob Gibbs have been commended by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) for their sponsorship of H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011.
Representatives of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will debate a wide range of animal care issues on this week's broadcast of Town Hall Ohio.
Keith Stimpert of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society of the United States discussed animal care issues on WOSU Radio's "Open Line" on Wednesday, July 8.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is awarding an additional $2,500 to a member if selected in the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) “Faces of Farming and Ranching” search. The deadline to enter is Sept. 8.
Ohio students pursuing an agricultural-related degree are invited to apply for a set of $1,000 scholarships available through three program areas supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
Students with a traditional farm background, as well as those coming from suburban and urban communities and pursuing degrees connected to agriculture, are invited to apply for three scholarships supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
Students with a farm background, as well as those coming from suburban and urban communities and pursuing degrees connected to agriculture, are invited to apply for three scholarships supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is offering a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2010-11 program year. The $1,000 - $3,000 grants support programs and projects focusing on agricultural education, environmental and/or economic development.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation continues to develop programs helping smaller, community-based groups, and has awarded a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2011 program year.
Dr. David Baker, professor emeritus in environmental studies at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, and Dr. Bernie Erven, professor emeritus in agricultural communications at Ohio State University in Columbus, were honored during the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s 2010 Golf Invitational.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) is holding its fifth annual Rural-Urban Community Auction through Dec. 2 to support its Community Grantsmanship and scholarship programs.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation helps smaller, community-based groups through a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants. The grants help groups that often find the larger-scale, public and private grant solicitation process daunting. The competitively awarded grants support programs and projects focusing on agricultural education and ecological and/or economic development. The Foundation awarded $25,000 in grants for the 2014 program year.
Three scholarship programs associated with the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation have collectively selected 10 $1,000 scholarship recipients for the upcoming 2011-12 academic year.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) continues to develop programs helping smaller, community-based groups and has awarded
a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2011 program year.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and the new Animals for Life Foundation have united to host the sixth annual Rural–Urban Community Auction in November. The online event's proceeds will support grantsmanship, scholarship and community outreach programs.