Ohio Farm Bureau members have a number of benefits available to them ranging from money savings to property protection. Here are a few of the benefits that members took advantage of (as of November) in 2009.
News & Events
- Top Ohio farm photos of the week
- Talking water issues with Congress, U.S. EPA
- Farmers testify in support of agritourism bill
- Dozens of fertilizer, pesticide certification classes now offered
- Bid now on great Foundation auction items
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Change proved to be the password at Nationwide this year, even as the insurance and financial services company continues its 83-year sponsor relationship with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Communication and Consumer Education to Forge a Partnership between Farmers and Consumers
OFBF created a new education program this year. The first Grow & Know event was held in July at Bob Evans Farms in Gallia County and offered nonmembers and members the opportunity to learn about various aspects of farming, gardening and cooking.
OFBF coordinated the “Land and Living: Agriculture Your Link to Life” exhibit at the Ohio State Fair where an estimated 350,000 fairgoers participated in an interactive agricultural display in a 32,000-square-foot building used exclusively for the display. More than 9,000 children planted a flower and took it home as part of the Green2Go exhibit, 5,256 children participated in a pedal tractor course called the OFBF Country Cruise, and 28 memberships were sold during the fair.
Ohio Farm Bureau continues to promote and enhance its statewide communications products.
Ohio Farm Bureau found a new way to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers in 2009 by incorporating social media into its Web presence.
An innovative project at the Stark County Jail resulted in an educational opportunity for inmates and a long-term benefit for the clients of Meals on Wheels in Stark and Wayne counties.
Seneca County Farm Bureau collected new and gently used coats in all sizes as part of its “Coats from the Heartland” initiative. Collected coats were distributed to the needy throughout northwest Ohio.
Delaware County Farm Bureau took notice when an animal activist group displayed anti-animal agriculture information in the Delaware Library. In an effort to help educate the public about the positives of animal agriculture, the board formed a committee to put together its own display for the library.
County Farm Bureaus across the state regularly contribute to their local communities.
A brief history of one of the largest grassroots campaigns in Ohio agriculture.
Smart Business Columbus outlines how Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Director John C. Fisher maintains the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's relevancy.
Ohio Farm Bureau racks up honors at annual meeting
American Farm Bureau President calls on American agriculture to unite during annual address.
Agricultural unity key to taking ownership of animal welfare debate.
Delegates at the 91st American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting voted to oppose cap-and-trade climate legislation and to support balancing the federal budget over the next eight years.
Policy session, among other items, marks end of American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Seattle.
Series of programs educate sheep and goat producers throughout Ohio.
Sheep Industry celebrates acheivements, elects leaders for 2010.
Ohio Treasury's annual program provides an interest rate reduction on operating loans and lines of credit to Ohio's farming community.
County Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition have opportunity to recognize neighbors' outstanding rural communications efforts.
Farm Bureau Exec calls Issue 2 victory "one step" in ongoing battle during Agri Pulse radio broadcast.
Issues call to action for Farm Bureau members, and warns critics that farmers and ranchers will no longer tolerate opponents' efforts to change the landscape of American Agriculture.
The American Farm Bureau Federation supports legislative efforts by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to stop an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.