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U.S. drivers say they are seeing first-hand the danger of driving while distracted. A new public opinion poll by Harris Interactive for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company shows nearly four out of 10 drivers say they have been hit or nearly hit by a driver who is distracted by their cell phone.
The Fort Loramie FFA Chapter in Shelby County has been named the $1,000 “People’s Choice” Grand Prize winner in the “Because I Care” video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Center for Food and Animal Issues.
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.
The patent on Round-Up Ready soybeans, a widely-used biotech seed that allows farmers to grow herbicide-resistant plants, is set to expire in 2014.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation commends Governor-elect Kasich's selection of Jim Zehringer to serve as director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
For the 92nd year, Ohio Farm Bureau members from across the state are convening to determine the stance and direction the state’s largest farm organization will take in the coming year.
During the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting in Columbus on December 2, board members of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, a $17 billion agriculture lending cooperative serving over 85,500 farmers and rural residents, presented a $50,000 donation to the Animals for Life Foundation.
For years, farmers lamented that generations of consumers stopped paying attention to how they were being fed. Are we finally getting what we asked for?
Changing our conversation with consumers doesn't mean giving away the farm. It simply asks farmers to share their values about producing food and to listen to consumers while they share theirs.
Following last year’s successful Issue 2 campaign to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, Ohio Farm Bureau worked with lawmakers in 2010 to support the enabling legislation that was required for the board to begin its work.
Because of the hard work of Farm Bureau and its members to engage politicians, no matter which candidate or party is elected to office, the importance of agriculture to Ohio continues to be recognized.
OFBF was pleased with an Ohio Supreme Court decision, which had implications for property rights and farmland preservation, as it protected the ability of local governments to manage growth.
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Ohio Farm Bureau is a federation of county Farm Bureaus representing all 88 counties. The organization’s current membership stands at 214,331. Nearly 60,000 of those members are farmers who each get one vote on the organization’s policies.
Ohio farmers found value in social media through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in 2010, making sure agriculture's voice was heard in important issues as conversations took place on the Web.
Greg and Rose Hartschuh became the faces of the new “I am Farm Bureau” campaign aimed at dispelling myths of the organization being “big agriculture,” and providing a way for Farm Bureau members to stand up, speak out, correct information and tell the stories of who they really are.
When reporters want to talk to farmers, Ohio Farm Bureau works both sides of the connection, assisting farmers in preparing for their interviews and helping reporters understand the issues.
Farm Bureau members are innovative and action oriented, and each year the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) sponsors the County Activities of Excellence program to recognize county Farm Bureaus for outstanding work.
The “Because I Care” video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animals Issues, gave Ohio farmers, county Farm Bureaus, youth agricultural organizations and other ag-related groups an opportunity to fight back against negative Internet videos about animal agriculture.
Ohio Farm Bureau always works to ensure agricultural information is in Ohio’s classrooms. In 2010, outreach to Ohio’s teachers continued.
Ohio Farm Bureau members have a number of benefits available to them ranging from money savings to property protection.
Ohio Farm Bureau teamed up with Bob Evans, The Velvet Ice Cream Company, National Tractor Pullers Association and the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and Animals for Life Foundation both awarded grants this year.
Since 2008, Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute training program has been developing future advocates for agriculture.
Ohio Farm Bureau offered conferences for Farm Bureau youth during the summer months.
2010 brought new challenges and new opportunities.
A quick look at what’s happening in county Farm Bureaus throughout the state.
The exceptional work of county Farm Bureau volunteers was recognized during the County Achievement Awards program at OFBF’s annual meeting.
Lois Boyer, Sen. George Voinovich, Wade Leaman and Ruth McLaughlin were recognized for their many years of service to agriculture.
Nichole Gordon-Coy of Carrollton is the winner of OFBF’s 2010 Discussion Meet.
Adam and Aubrey Bolender of Russelville have been recognized as the 2010 Outstanding Young Farmers. Jenifer Weaver of North Jackson was recognized as the recipient of the Excellence in Agriculture Award
Representatives from Medical Mutual of Ohio provided farmers at Ohio Farm Bureau's annual meeting with an overview of a number of new provisions in the nation’s new health care law and an outlook on the politics surrounding it.
Nationwide Insurance was started to help farmers and it wants to continue to be in the marketplace to do just that, according to CEO Steve Rasmussen.
Social media has benefited agriculture in many ways, according to Ohio Farm Bureau Communications Specialist Dan Toland.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is moving slowly, but that’s because it is being thorough, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director (ODA) Robert Boggs told attendees at Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.
How much money will it cost and where will it come from? With heightened awareness about federal spending, those will be the two questions lawmakers will be asking about every proposal they consider, including the 2012 Farm Bill.
The opportunity to participate in the discussions that shape agriculture is the No. 1 benefit of membership in Ohio Farm Bureau, according to Executive Vice President Jack Fisher.
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.
After being elected in their counties to finalize Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) policies, 343 family-farmers served as delegates to the group’s annual meeting.
Alex Grooms, of Williamsburg, Ohio, is the winner of Velvet Ice Cream and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's 2010 Create-a-Flavor contest with his creation, Honey Caramel Ice Cream.
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.
The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) and Ohio State University Extension invite Ohio sheep and goat producers to a set of “District” educational outreach programs throughout the state to learn more about different areas of sheep and goat production.
Do you know someone who has positively developed or enhanced relationships between neighbors in Ohio’s farm communities? The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC), in partnership with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Neighbor of the Year awards.
Gov. Ted Strickland has issued an executive order that completes the governor’s responsibilities brokered in the agreement between Ohio’s agricultural leaders and the Humane Society to enhance animal care standards while maintaining a vibrant livestock industry in Ohio.
Ohio Farm Bureau, contestants, county Farm Bureau recognized on opening day of American Farm Bureau's annual meeting.
Scholarships, hearty breakfasts, family fun, informational meetings on a wide variety of food and farm topics and even filling job openings make winter a busy season for Ohio's county Farm Bureaus. Here's the latest on what's happening in your neck of the woods.
Alex Grooms, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from Williamsburg is the winner of the Velvet Ice Cream and Ohio Farm Bureau Create-A-Flavor contest. His creation, Honey Caramel Ice Cream, is a mix of vanilla ice cream layered with sweet Ohio honey and caramel.
Ohio Farm Bureau's Animals For Life Foundation is launching the “Life is Better with Animals” campaign to show importance of mutually beneficial human and animal interactions.
A review of Nationwide Insurance claims data reveals significant jumps in home fires started by alternative heating sources – such as fireplaces, wood burning stoves and space heaters.