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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.

Itís half a ton, itís on the loose and it wants to run. Stay calm?

Published May. 16, 2013

When Iím 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. Thatís 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 thereís 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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Leading the Ohio Farm Bureau State Fair exhibit, from left, are Kelsey Rumburg, Maggie Dean and Hayley Beck.

Join us at the Ag and Hort Building at the Ohio State Fair

Published Jun. 10, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureauís Land and Living Exhibit will again demonstrate agricultureís link to everyday life through many interactive displays and activities.

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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, Ohioís 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 doesnít 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 Ohioís 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 monthís 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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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 Bureauís 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 stateís 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 OFBFís 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 Ohioís 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 Bureauís 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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Lake Erie water quality tour

Published Jul. 31, 2014

Invasive species. Intense thunderstorms. Massive blue-green blobs. While this may sound like the description of a sci-fi movie, itís actually one of the many threats to Lake Erie, one of Ohioís greatest resources. Lake Erie provides drinking water for 11 million people and brings in $11.5 billion from visitors, almost one-third of the stateís total tourism dollars.

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Lamb Jam review

Published Aug. 1, 2014

Lisa Kiley, marketing director and event coordinator at the General Denver Hotel in Wilmington and Clinton County Farm Bureau volunteer describes the recent Lamb Jam event.

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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

OFBFís 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 Bureauís 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 ďBasics 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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AgriPOWER Class VI member, Jarred Black blogs about his experience in session two

Learning to be more proactive for agriculture

Published Aug. 26, 2014

AgriPower Class VI met Aug. 14 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster for our second session. The sessionís focus was centered on the role of media in agriculture today and how to best use social media to promote agriculture. We also were privileged to tour the OARDC facility as well as several local farms during our three-day session.

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Kayla Jones blogs about her experience with AgriPOWER Class VI session two.

Learning where to find the answers

Published Aug. 26, 2014

What a whirlwind session! We learned about so many aspects of agriculture in such a short period of time. Everything from social media to touring Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and had good conversations about GMOs, migrant farm workers and water quality. These are all issues that we in the agriculture industry face on a regular basis and we need to be able to support each other using our own talents and strengths.

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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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Listen to a full discussion about Ohio's SWCDs at www.townhallohio.org.

Legislation would restore SWCD funds

Published Feb. 22, 2010

SWCD funding was significantly cut last year to balance the stateís budget. Language in Senate Bill 155 directs a portion of the stateís existing fee on the sale of new tires to help restore funding to local SWCDs.

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Legislative process continues to shape livestock board

Published Mar. 11, 2010

As the House Agriculture Committee approved implementing legislation for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, the Senate began work on its version of the bill.

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Gov. John Kasich joined OFBF staff and others when he signed a bill establishing Ohio Agriculture Week.

Legislature designates Ohio Agriculture Week March 14 to 18

Published Mar. 23, 2011

Gov. John Kasich recently signed House Bill 89, sponsored by State Rep. Tim Derickson (R-Hanover Township), which designates the second full week of March as Ohio Agriculture Week to honor the stateís agriculture community.

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Lessons learned from OSHA overstep

Published May. 19, 2014

OSHA overstepped its authority in trying to regulate an Ohio farmer. He called Farm Bureau and made the problem go away. OFBF director of ag law Leah Curtis talks with Joe Cornely about the lessons learned from another federal agency going too far.

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Be a part of The Food Dialogues on Sept. 22, 2011

Let's Talk about the Future of Food

Published Sep. 14, 2011

All are invited to join online or in-person Sept. 22 for ďThe Food DialoguesĒ Ė A new conversation about the future of food in the United States

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Letís talk about Cheerios

Published Jan. 17, 2014

After more than a year of being heavily lobbied to remove genetically modified ingredients from Cheerios, two weeks ago General Mills announced that its original Cheerios are now non-GMO. Many folks in the farm community have expressed strong views on Cheerios news.

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