Ohio Farm Bureau’s 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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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.
Over the next 10 years, Ohio is expected to have at least 38,000 miles of pipeline development statewide. Ohio residents are encouraged to attend upcoming scope meetings held by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Landowners interested in learning how to successfully sell timber while meeting their woodland ownership goals are invited to attend the “Basics of Selling Timber Workshop."
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.
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.
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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AgriPower Class VI met Aug. 14 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster for our second session. The session’s 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.
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.
The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) will host its Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium on April 4 at the Fawcett Center at Ohio State University.
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.
What recourse do farmers have if they dispute their test results from the elevator? Farm Bureau’s ag law director Leah Curtis and Joe Cornely talk about the options in the latest Legal with Leah.
There’s a difference between being ticketed and being sued if you’re involved with an equipment accident on the road. Learn more, plus road rules and what to do if you’re in an accident from Farm Bureau’s Leah Curtis.
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.
SWCD funding was significantly cut last year to balance the state’s budget. Language in Senate Bill 155 directs a portion of the state’s existing fee on the sale of new tires to help restore funding to local SWCDs.
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.
House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger is convening an agricultural study committee that will travel around the state this summer to look at current ag issues.
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 state’s agriculture community.
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All are invited to join online or in-person Sept. 22 for “The Food Dialogues” – A new conversation about the future of food in the United States
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In the months since voters approved Issue 2, creating a Livestock Care Standards Board, the state’s coalition of livestock groups and others who worked for its passage have been preparing to take a serious look at how livestock and poultry are raised in the state.
During a recent meeting, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board agreed to set targets for its standards on veal calf housing.
Progress toward establishing the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will be discussed this week on Town Hall Ohio. Additionally, efforts by out-of-state animal rights activists to take over the Care Board's duties will be explained.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is expected to begin meeting in the coming weeks as almost all members have been appointed.
After holding six public listening sessions throughout the state, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is ready to talk specifics.
Representatives of the American Humane Association, which is supporting the efforts of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, recently addressed a record crowd of more than 200 individuals at the Ohio Livestock Coalition annual meeting.
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.
As the livestock industry faces increasing criticism, farmers are working to share their stories with consumers.
Modern livestock agriculture and its adversaries are highlighted on this week’s episode of Town Hall Ohio.
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The Ohio Livestock Coalition is holding its annual meeting and industry symposium on April 6 at Der Dutchman in Plain City.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Trends and Issues conference will feature presenters on animal agriculture and consumer issues, climate change and an update on livestock care and the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
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Harrison County Farm Bureau took immediate action when a village council talked about enforcing the weight limit on a road used by chicken producers.
Bob Evans Restaurants, JD Equipment and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation hosted a community celebration Aug. 20 at a Clark County Bob Evans Restaurant honoring Lea Kimley and her family on their achievement: exhibiting the Grand Champion Barrow at the 2012 Ohio State Fair.