Farm Bureau members are asked to remind lawmakers of the direct link between water quality and the amount of state money invested in OSU Extension, ATI and OARDC, the Ohio Sea Grant program, the National Center of Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Soil and Water Resources.
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Last summer, Ohio Farm Bureau reached gain for its 41st consecutive year under the new full-year membership campaign approach. The new campaign style allows volunteers to work on selling memberships as they have time.
Ohio Farm Bureau members from across the state will develop the organization's positions on farm and rural issues during the 91st annual meeting to be held Dec. 1 to 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus.
Each year, U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner holds a farm forum in his southwest Ohio district to discuss issues facing American agriculture. OFBF President Brent Porteus highlighted some of those issues for attendees during this year’s event. Below are excerpts from Porteus’ speech.
For seven months, Marion County Farm Bureau leaders and others will be documenting the growth of the corn and soybean crops through its "Follow Farming" social media campaign. Along the way, they'll show the process from seed to harvest to market.
Delegates gather to set national Farm Bureau policies at the 2009 annual meeting
Experts discuss recent food safety issues.
From feeding local communities to feeding a booming global population, Ohio Farm Bureau’s recent Bringing it to the Table conference brought together a diverse group from Ohio’s food community to inspire creative collaboration in pursuit of new opportunities.
The three agreements are now in the implementation phase with hope that trade will start very soon.
Ohio Farm Bureau is offering a complete set of teaching materials to K-12 full-time teachers who are Farm Bureau members.
Pam Haley of West Salem, Cassandra Palsgrove of Pickerington, Andrew Spiker of Adamsville and Kelly Staley of Fredericktown have been named the four state finalists in OFBF’s 2009 Discussion Meet.
Lois Boyer, Sen. George Voinovich, Wade Leaman and Ruth McLaughlin were recognized for their many years of service to agriculture.
The contest required entrants to submit a one- to three-minute video showcasing their connection to Ohio agriculture.
Four Ohioans have been named winners of $500 each in the 'My Ohio Agriculture' video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Center for Food and Animal Issues.
Irv Bell of Zanesville, John Foltz of Columbus, Andrew Stevens of Ostrander and the late Roy Wallace of Pemberville
Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Animals for Life Foundation, Ohio Center on Agricultural Law hosting
online auction during the month of November, with a live bidding finale during Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting in Columbus Nov. 30.
Ohio students from rural, suburban and urban communities and pursuing degrees connected to agriculture are invited to apply for a set of scholarships through three programs supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
Students pursuing careers that have an agricultural connection are invited to apply for three scholarship programs supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, the Animals for Life Foundation and the Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc. are pleased to announce the opening of the Eighth Annual Rural - Urban Community Auction. The online event will be held Nov. 5-27.
The Fort Loramie FFA Chapter in Shelby County has been named the $1,000 "People's Choice" Grand Prize winner in the "Because I Care" video contest sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Center for Food and Animal Issues.
Two former Ohio Farm Bureau presidents are running for elected office this fall.
Addressing consumers’ concerns could pay off for farmers.
Under the direction of Ohio farmers and in cooperation with their communities, we are working on many fronts to carry out Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission. We are focused on strong relationships, a viable future, a sound organization and a balanced ecology.
The Ohio Livestock Coalition is sponsoring “For Your InFARMation” a new, free online resource for third-grade students to learn where food comes from and the important role agriculture plays in Ohio’s economy.
There are about 7,000 grocery stores in Ohio, ranging from corner carryouts to modern supermarkets, and like farmers, those businesses are responding to consumer demand. Ohio Farm Bureau's Town Hall Ohio radio program further explores this issue.
Ohio Farm Bureau is directed by its members. They define the positions the organization takes on issues affecting farmers and rural residents through an annual policy development process. The grassroots process leads to the creation of policy positions that guide legislative and regulatory action.
In 2008, Ohio Line Fence Law was updated to make it more easily understood, but from time to time issues and questions arise. Some county Farm Bureau offices have recently received calls with questions, and in an attempt answer some of those questions and concerns, here is a list of five important reminders.
The annual award recognizes the many accomplishments made by family farmers to protect Ohio’s land, air and water quality and to conserve the state’s natural resources.
To make the best use of member resources, OFBF has adjusted operations in Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Logan and Wyandot counties.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will hold five informational sessions in August and September to provide an overview of the state's new livestock care standards.
In a letter to editors of Ohio's major newspapers, Ohio Farm Bureau's executive vice president stresses the importance of trade and how it relates to this autumn's election.
While a Columbus Dispatch series, titled "Fouled by Farming," examining the relationship between agriculture and water quality was in-depth, Ohio Farm Bureau's executive vice president says it left readers missing the big picture.
Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president responds to letter. Says Humane Society of the United States wants to upend the will of Ohio voters in last November's election.
Ohio Farm Bureau's executive vice president gives an update on the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board in a national rural radio interview.
Farm Bureau Exec calls Issue 2 victory "one step" in ongoing battle during Agri Pulse radio broadcast.
Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President John C. (Jack) Fisher will become vice chair of the Ohio State University Board of Trustees. His term will begin in April. Fisher originally joined the OSU board in 2006 and his term runs through 2013.
Smart Business Columbus outlines how Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Director John C. Fisher maintains the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's relevancy.
Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher answered more questions about the Ohio Agriculture deal with HSUS in an exclusive conversation with Ohio's Country Journal.
After 10 years of holding as many as 14 live demonstration programs throughout the state, sheep and goat farmers in Ohio now have a way to keep more farmers across the state up-to-date on the latest sheep and goat information.
A review of Nationwide Insurance claims data reveals significant jumps in home fires started by alternative heating sources – such as fireplaces, wood burning stoves and space heaters.
Leah Finney has been named director of legal education for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
New online sites make it easy for visitors to find topics of interest dealing with livestock and other Farm Bureau issues.
With the window to respond to the 2012 Census of Agriculture officially closing May 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is urging farmers and ranchers not to miss this opportunity to be counted and help determine the future of farming in America.
There’s quite the list of opportunities across the state in this month’s County Farm Bureau Round-up. Scholarships are available, meetings on all sorts of key issues are being held, community breakfasts are being served, and more.
The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing its plan to expand milk testing after the dairy industry and state regulators criticized the methodology.
The Food and Drug Administration has released for public comment its proposed rule to establish science-based standards for growing, harvesting, packing and holding produce on domestic and foreign farms.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) extended the deadline to submit comments regarding its proposals to block LightSquared from pursuing its wireless broadband network to March 16.
Jon Hobbs of Clarksburg was presented with a reward check of $2,500 for information he provided to the Fayette County Sheriff’s office that led to the arrest of two individuals convicted of receiving stolen property taken from Fayette County Farm Bureau member James Hobbs of Bloomingburg.
Interest in renting farmland continues to be strong, as some farmers look for more land to try to take advantage of high crop values.
A video recap of Ohio Farm Bureau's 2010 Ag Day at the Capitol.