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Members discuss Farm Bureau model

Published Apr. 15, 2014

March was a busy month for the 42-member Membership Model Study Group as it met in Columbus for three full days of discussion plus held additional small group online and phone conversations.

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Members continue to pull in discounts

Published Sep. 8, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau members continue to pull in valuable discounts and promotions through the first year of a new partnership between two organizations with strong rural Ohio roots.

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Member sign up made simple

Published Feb. 13, 2014

Volunteers working membership have a new option to sign up new members that is as easy as pulling a phone out of your pocket. No more carrying around forms that can be a hassle and hard to decipher later on. Ohio Farm Bureau’s volunteers.growwithfb.org website, designed to be mobile ready, allows the membership to be paid on the spot with a credit card.

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Member Savings

Published Feb. 12, 2013

Latest member savings on GM vehicles, Grainger and Choice Hotels

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Meetings to cover animal disease traceability

Published Oct. 15, 2013

USDA is holding meetings for anyone who transports livestock across state lines, has their own livestock, veterinarians and their staff, OSU Extension personnel, licensed livestock dealers, haulers or others interested in learning about the new Animal Disease Traceability rule.

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Visitors can see chicks hatch as they learn about egg production in Ohio. File Photo

Meet us at the fair

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Be sure to stop by the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building at the 155th Ohio State Fair July 29 through Aug. 9. Features include a giant corn climbing wall, kiddie tractor course, chicks, ducklings, poults, the Our Ohio art display and a free plant for children under age 12.

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OFBF will help connect consumers to Ohio agriculture at our state fair exhibit.

Meet Ohio Farm Bureau at the fair

Published Jul. 20, 2011

Visit Ohio Farm Bureau this year at the Ohio State Fair, July 27 to Aug. 7, where the organization will be inviting consumers to connect with agriculture at the 'Land and Living' exhibit.

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Climb the giant corn wall at the Ohio State Fair.

Meet Farm Bureau at the Ohio State Fair

Published Jul. 16, 2010

Visit Ohio Farm Bureau this year at the Ohio State Fair, at the "Land and Living" exhibit.

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by George Stadtlander, Chief Managed Care Officer, Medical Mutual of Ohio

Medical Mutual of Ohio’s view of healthcare reform

Published Dec. 17, 2009

As healthcare reform legislation makes it way through Congress, you should know that Medical Mutual of Ohio is not opposed to reform. We agree that some sort of reform, which will affect rural Ohio as much as urban Ohio, is necessary.

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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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Medical Mutual health plans save Farm Bureau members money

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Are you feeling the pinch of the current economic downturn? Did you know Ohio Farm Bureau’s health insurance partner, Medical Mutual, offers in-network preventive care at no additional cost and an opportunity to earn a $75 deductible credit?

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Alt and Allison discuss Medicaid expansion in Ohio. Should we or shouldn't we?

Medicaid expansion: Should we or shouldn't we?

Published Oct. 17, 2013

The state could add people who don’t qualify for subsidized insurance under the Affordable Care Act to Medicaid. But should they? On the next Town Hall Ohio, airing this weekend, this tricky topic is discussed.

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May We Introduce…

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Gene Phillips, Knox County?; Amy Hurst, Public Policy Department executive assistant?

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May We Introduce…

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Doug Hafer, Marion County; Allen Gahler, organization director for Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood counties.

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May We Introduce…

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Paul Davidson, Licking County; Dan Rapp, senior director of business development

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May We Introduce…

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Stephen Heppe, Portage County; Sandy Kuhn, director of commodity relations and executive director of the Ohio Livestock Coalition

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May We Introduce…

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Karen Debolt, Delaware County; Nick Kennedy, organization director for Columbiana, Portage, Stark and Summit counties.

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May We Introduce…

Published May. 14, 2009

Karen Neer, Clark County; Josh Henderson, organization director for Champaign, Clark and Madison counties

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May We Introduce…

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Carol Wagner and Chris Henney

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May We Introduce…

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Bill Johnson and Chip Nelson

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May we introduce…

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Ron Warnock, volunteer and Betsy Anderson, staff

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May We Introduce…

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Jeff Mason - Henry County and Amanda Denes - organization director for Erie, Huron and Lorain counties

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May We Introduce…

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Richard Shelton, Adams County; Dale Arnold, director of OFBF’s Energy Services and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

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May we introduce…

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Mary Ellen Grafton, volunteer and David White, staff

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Bob Ebie and Gayle Lewis

May we introduce…

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Portage County's Bob Ebie & Gayle Lewis, publications production and advertising coordinator

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Fitch, Dunaway

May we introduce…

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Doug Fitch, Robert Dunaway

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Morrison, Roush

May we introduce…

Published Feb. 22, 2010

Marilyn Morrison; Judy Roush

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Jayne Wallace

May We Introduce......

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Jayne Wallace, Harrison County

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Hastings, Montoya

May We Introduce...

Published Mar. 12, 2010

Lucille Hastings, Christy Montoya

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Rhude, Lotus

May we introduce...

Published Apr. 19, 2010

Roger Rhude, Karen Lotus

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Weck, Baldwin

May We Introduce

Published Mar. 29, 2010

Gary Weck, Jennifer Baldwin

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Birney, Everman

May We Introduce

Published May. 17, 2010

John Birney, Rebecca Everman

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Thomas, Petzel

May We Introduce

Published Jun. 11, 2010

Bill Thomas, Pat Petzel

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May 2013 County Farm Bureau Round-up

Published May. 14, 2013

Farmers are in fields, neighbors are in gardens, and Ohio's county Farm Bureaus are gearing up for a summer full of activities. Catch up with what's happening this month.

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May 2012 County Farm Bureau Round-Up

Published May. 4, 2012

The warmer weather means fields and gardens are being planted, and Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus are gearing up for a summer full of activities. Here’s a look at current and future events and opportunities being shared by our county Farm Bureaus this month.

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Massive Carrot Harvest Feeds Ohio's Hungry

Published Nov. 30, 2009

A carrot farmer and volunteers in northwest Ohio harvest and donate more than 180,000 pounds of carrots to Ohio food banks.

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Marketing legislation creates opportunities

Published Oct. 9, 2012

Gov. John Kasich recently signed Senate Bill 309 into law, establishing a framework for voluntary marketing agreements that set production standards for certain agricultural products.

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March is among the busiest times of year for county Farm Bureaus.

March is busy time for county Farm Bureaus

Published Mar. 10, 2011

From hearty breakfasts and scholarships, to workshops for beginning farmers and getting back to basics, to new online projects and initiatives to connect with your local farmers, Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus are certainly busy this month. Here's an overview of what's happening across the state.

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Check out how you can join in the activities of your county Farm Bureau

March 2012 County Farm Bureau Round-Up

Published Mar. 1, 2012

Local ag scholarships, ag breakfasts, oil & gas informational meetings and more can be found through Ohio's county Farm Bureaus this month. Here's the complete run-down.

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Many issues for Congress to resolve after elections

Published Oct. 15, 2010

With the November election just around the corner, Congress has been more focused on campaigns than pending legislation.

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Many farmers are already counted – are you one? Complete the Ag Census

Published Mar. 13, 2013

The deadline for submitting Ag Census forms was Feb. 4, and 1.4 million census forms have already been returned. However, those farmers who did not respond by the original due date will receive another copy of the form in the mail to give them another opportunity. USDA reminds farmers that their farm is important and needs to be counted. It is required by law to respond to the census if you receive a form. NASS will start following up with nonrespondents by March 14 through either a phone call or visit.

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Manure applied to small fraction of farmland

Published Aug. 13, 2009

About 5 percent of all U.S. cropland is fertilized by manure, according to a new USDA report.

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Making Our Voices Heard on ‘The Hill’

Published Sep. 18, 2014

Kelly Fager, Fulton County Farm Bureau member and Young Ag Professional, discusses her experience on the Young Ag Professional and AgriPOWER trip to Washington, D.C.

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Pearle Burlingame, organization director, Tim Hume, communications key leader, Sen. Joe Schiavoni, Rich Mendenhall

Mahoning County Farm Bureau talks with foodies

Published Mar. 29, 2010

The Mahoning County Farm Bureau was a key sponsor with Meridian Services for the “Our Valley Cooks Food Expo” featuring Celebrity Chef Melissa D’Arabian.

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Lots of opportunities for Young Ag Professionals to get involved

Published May. 7, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) have a summer event coming up, and application deadlines for awards and to be a part of the YAP Advisory Team. Find all the details below.

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Lorain County farmer uses Our Ohio Buying Local program to promote business

Published Mar. 21, 2012

Farm Bureau members selling agricultural products directly to consumers are able to have a free business listing on the 'Our Ohio' Buying Local Directory.

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Delegates settle in for the first of a two-day session in approving OFBF policies for 2010

Looking Forward and Back

Published Dec. 3, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau leaders congratulate members, but look toward year ahead on second day of annual meeting

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A groundswell of support for Issue 2 saw tens of thousands of yard signs posted in fields & yards across the state.

Looking back on Issue 2

Published Dec. 23, 2009

A brief history of one of the largest grassroots campaigns in Ohio agriculture.

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OFBF is currently following state legislation involving drainage, oil drilling, deer and several other issues.

Looking at legislation

Published Apr. 19, 2010

Here’s a brief look at some agriculture-related legislation in which Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is involved and/or continues to monitor at the Statehouse.

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Farmers gathered with other community members to share a meal and raise money for a local humane organization.

Local food connects a community at county Farm Bureau event

Published Sep. 6, 2011

Medina County Farm Bureau hosts farm tour and dinner in woods on a local dairy farm featuring local foods, and benefiting a local animal shelter.

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