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Matt and Rachel Heimerl, OFBF's Melinda Witten and Kubota reps Steve Payn, Dan Jasper and Chris Lashley with the tractor

Outstanding Young Farmers awarded free use of Kubota tractor

Published May. 31, 2012

A Kubota M-series tractor was delivered Tuesday to Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Johnstown, who were named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2011 Outstanding Young Farmer Award this past winter.

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Outstanding Young Farmer finalists announced

Published Dec. 2, 2009

Three finalists competing for Ohio Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer

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Our take: The undoing of HSUS

Published Mar. 12, 2010

The saying in politics is that if you’re explaining, you’re losing. As the grassroots uprising mounts against the Humane Society of the United States, the group is finding it has a lot of explaining to do.

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Our Take: The Agreement

Published Jul. 15, 2010

Integrity of the Livestock Care Standards Board was worth protecting.

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Our Take: Social media, community, and the future of engagement

Published Jun. 13, 2012

Social media has ushered in alternative methods of empowerment and organization. Now, we must pay attention and act upon the trends drawing the line between success and failure for businesses and organizations of the future.

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Our Take: Livestock Care Standards Board offers better approach

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Good public policy will allow Ohio farmers to continue provide safe, local foods and proper care for their animals.

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Our Take: Final thoughts on Issue 2

Published Nov. 2, 2009

Issue 2 is not about an ideology. It is about a reality. The world is changing. And we mustn’t think that we can take no action today and be prepared for the fights that await us.

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Our Take: Chipotle’s commercial highlights persistent divide

Published Mar. 21, 2012

A video for the burrito chain Chipotle that received millions of views on YouTube got another bump when it aired on national television during the Grammy Awards.

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Our take on the farm bill

Published Feb. 12, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau believes the farm bill recently passed by Congress demonstrates considerable fiscal responsibility and reduces the federal government budget deficit.

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Ohio farmers posted tens of thousands of signs across the state that showed voters family farmers supported Issue 2.

Our Take - We can now all find agreement

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Voters have answered that question and the Livestock Care Standards Board has been established. We should now all agree that it must live up to its constitutional charge of protecting Ohio farms, families and animals.

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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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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Jan. 15, 2009

What's ahead on 'Our Ohio' TV and a new tool for teachers

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau staff and volunteers took part in the Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association Congress in January.

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Read about 4-H PetPALS in the next Our Ohio magazine. Photo by Bryan Rinnert

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Feb. 26, 2009

The March/April issue of Our Ohio will feature a story on two produce auctions and how they can be a travel destination to visit or maybe an event to make a purchase.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Local products, discussion forums, teacher newsletter

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Local dining directory, discussion forums, Equine Affaire

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Kim Rassi (l) and Peggy Buck were the winners of Our Ohio Chef Tami contest. Photo by Molly Pensyl

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Our Ohio magazine, garden for cash and prizes, Chef Tami winners

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published May. 14, 2009

Growing a Masterpiece, Bob Evans recipe contest, Ag in the Classroom

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Next Our Ohio magazine, Growing a Masterpiece online, From Field to Table Festival and sharing ag messages with teachers

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Bob Evans recipe contest winners, Growing a Masterpiece update and coming on 'Our Ohio' TV

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Marilyn Suzko, center, was a featured chef at the From Field to Table event.

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Our Ohio out and about and Web site updates

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Fabulous Food Show, Circleville Pumpkin Show and Postcard voting

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Growing a Masterpiece project & upcoming events

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Jun. 11, 2009

'Our Ohio' advertising, dates to remember, coming in the next 'Our Ohio' and find us on Facebook & Twitter.

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Seneca County edamame grower Charles Fry

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture's Story

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Upcoming events, coming in he next 'Our Ohio' magazine and 'Our Ohio' TV season five update

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