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Paula Sauer

There’s no place like (medical) home

Published Nov. 11, 2010

How many of us remember doctors who made house calls? While most of us yearn for those simpler times, there is a new model based on the old simplicity of one doctor providing personal, one-on-one, efficient health care. This model is called the Medical Home.

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Nationwide News -- Driving while distracted

Published Nov. 11, 2010

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.

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Members of the Fort Loramie FFA received the $1,000 grand prize for their creative video that demonstrated how farmers c

Shelby County FFA group wins 'Because I Care' contest

Published Nov. 11, 2010

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.

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Full program for OFBF annual meeting

Published Nov. 11, 2010

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.

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Much to sort out as biotech seed patents approach expiration

Published Nov. 12, 2010

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.

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Zehringer

Zehringer appointed next Director of Ohio Dept. of Agriculture

Published Nov. 16, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation commends Governor-elect Kasich's selection of Jim Zehringer to serve as director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

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OSU President E Gordon Gee kicked off Ohio Farm Bureau's annual meeting Wednesday

Ohio Farm Bureau kicks off 92nd Annual Meeting

Published Dec. 2, 2010

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.

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George Stebbins, Andrew Wilson & Bill Patterson of Farm Credit deliver a $50,000 to AFL Foundation's David White

Animals for Life Foundation backed by Farm Credit

Published Dec. 8, 2010

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.

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Food has been elevated in consumer consciousness. Are we finally getting what we asked for?

The story of 2010: The Food Movement

Published Dec. 13, 2010

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?

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A November Grow and Know event at Woodhaven Farm in Licking County.

Our Opportunity: Changing the farm conversation with consumers

Published Dec. 13, 2010

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.

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Ohio Farm Bureau members join Gov. Ted Strickland and state officials following the passage of HB 414.

Year in Review: Livestock board kept its authority to address animal care issues

Published Dec. 13, 2010

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.

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Year in Review: Ohio Farm Bureau maintaining bipartisan political support

Published Dec. 14, 2010

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.

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Year in Review: Ohio Farm Bureau weighs in on Supreme Court cases

Published Dec. 14, 2010

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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OFBF opposed the National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement.

Year in Review: News Highlights

Published Dec. 14, 2010

Shipping container rule, food safety, humane officer training, water regulations, hunting program

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Year in Review: Ohio Farm Bureau By the Numbers

Published Dec. 14, 2010

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.

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South Dakota rancher Troy Hadrick's YouTube protest helped fuel outcry against Yellow Tail Wine for its donation to HSUS

Year in Review: Farmers go social in 2010

Published Dec. 14, 2010

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.

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Greg and Rose Hartschuh

Year in Review: Telling our story

Published Dec. 14, 2010

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.

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Year in Review: Working with the media

Published Dec. 14, 2010

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.

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Year in Review: Ohio Farm Bureau Counties among nation's best

Published Dec. 14, 2010

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.

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Ft. Loramie FFA received the $1,000 grand prize for their video that demonstrated how farmers care for their animals.

Year in Review: 'Because I Care' - A positive message

Published Dec. 14, 2010

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.

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Year in Review: Teachable moments

Published Dec. 14, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau always works to ensure agricultural information is in Ohio’s classrooms. In 2010, outreach to Ohio’s teachers continued.

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Year in Review: Ohio Farm Bureau Member savings

Published Dec. 14, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau members have a number of benefits available to them ranging from money savings to property protection.

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Year in Review: New Ohio Farm Bureau partnerships pay off

Published Dec. 14, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau teamed up with Bob Evans, The Velvet Ice Cream Company, National Tractor Pullers Association and the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association.

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Year in Review: Worthy causes

Published Dec. 15, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and Animals for Life Foundation both awarded grants this year.

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AgriPOWER class III.

Year in Review: AgriPOWER continues to develop new leaders

Published Dec. 15, 2010

Since 2008, Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute training program has been developing future advocates for agriculture.

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Ohio Farm Bureau offers programs for youths.

Year in Review: Investing in Youth

Published Dec. 15, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau offered conferences for Farm Bureau youth during the summer months.

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Ohio Farm Bureau 2010 Year in Review: Looking Back

Published Dec. 15, 2010

2010 brought new challenges and new opportunities.

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This gentleman purchased a pygmy goat from Dry Run Acres Pygmy Goat Farm, featured in Butler County's diaries.

County Farm Bureau Round-up - Dec. 2010

Published Dec. 15, 2010

A quick look at what’s happening in county Farm Bureaus throughout the state.

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Counties recognized for local programs

Published Dec. 16, 2010

The exceptional work of county Farm Bureau volunteers was recognized during the County Achievement Awards program at OFBF’s annual meeting.

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Ruth McLaughlin was the first Farm Bureau volunteer to receive the Agricultural Communicator Award.

Four outstanding leaders in Ohio agriculture honored

Published Dec. 16, 2010

Lois Boyer, Sen. George Voinovich, Wade Leaman and Ruth McLaughlin were recognized for their many years of service to agriculture.

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Gordon-Coy wins 2010 Discussion Meet

Published Dec. 16, 2010

Nichole Gordon-Coy of Carrollton is the winner of OFBF’s 2010 Discussion Meet.

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Adam and Aubrey Bolender

Bolenders, Weaver will represent Ohio in national competitions

Published Dec. 16, 2010

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

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Medical Mutual of Ohio details new health care law

Published Dec. 16, 2010

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.

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Nationwide Insurance CEO Steve Rasmussen addressing farmers at OFBF's annual meeting.

Nationwide sees future in services for farmers

Published Dec. 16, 2010

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.

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OFBF Communications Specialist Dan Toland shares the impact of social media on agriculture.

Farmers feeding off impact of social media

Published Dec. 17, 2010

Social media has benefited agriculture in many ways, according to Ohio Farm Bureau Communications Specialist Dan Toland.

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Outgoing Director of Agriculture Robert Boggs (l) was recognized for his work by OFBF President Brent Porteus.

Boggs: Livestock Care Board making progress, slowly

Published Dec. 17, 2010

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.

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Deficit, regional differences shaping farm bill talks

Published Dec. 17, 2010

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.

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Executive Vice President Jack Fisher encouraged farmers to address the questions that consumers have about agriculture.

Public’s attention has turned toward farmers

Published Dec. 17, 2010

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.

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John Kasich

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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Much of the discussion centered on the effort to balance the state budget in the face of a potential $8 billion deficit.

More than 300 farmers reach consensus on goals for 2011

Published Dec. 17, 2010

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.

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Velvet Ice Cream and Ohio Farm Bureau announce flavor contest winner

Published Jan. 3, 2011

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.

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OFB Foundation scholarships available in 2011

Published Jan. 3, 2011

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.

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Ohio Sheep and Goat Producers invited to 'District' programs

Published Jan. 4, 2011

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.

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Ohio Livestock Coalition accepting nominations for 'Neighbor of the Year' awards

Published Jan. 6, 2011

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.

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Strickland

Governor Completes Agreement Between Ohio Ag Leaders, HSUS

Published Jan. 6, 2011

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.

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American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman congratulates Ohio Farm Bureau President Brent Porteus on stage Sunday

Awarded in Atlanta

Published Jan. 10, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau, contestants, county Farm Bureau recognized on opening day of American Farm Bureau's annual meeting.

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Check out what's happening with your county Farm Bureau

County Farm Bureau Roundup - January, 2011

Published Jan. 17, 2011

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.

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The winning recipe in the Velvet Ice Cream and Ohio Farm Bureau ice cream flavor contest featured honey as an ingredient

Ice cream flavor contest winner favors Ohio honey

Published Jan. 19, 2011

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.

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Life is Better with Animals

Published Jan. 19, 2011

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.

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Fire claims persist as homeowners take risks to stay warm

Published Jan. 19, 2011

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.

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