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Leadership Buffet

Published Dec. 23, 2009

OFBFís Leadership Buffet provides opportunities for members to participate in seminars that work at improving their leadership skills.

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Lawmakers want White House office for rural policy

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Saying that his constituents face challenges just as unique as urban residents, Ohio Congressman Zack Space called on President Obama to establish a White House office dedicated to rural issues.

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Lawmakers continue to look into Ohio Livestock Care Board funding

Published Feb. 22, 2010

Lawmakers and interested parties are looking into alternative funding methods and strategies for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.

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Langes named outstanding tree farmers

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Earlier this year, Fulton County Farm Bureau members Donna and Walt Lange were recognized as Ohio Tree Farmers of the Year.

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Lamb Jam review

Published Aug. 1, 2014

Lisa Kiley, marketing director and event coordinator at the General Denver Hotel in Wilmington and Clinton County Farm Bureau volunteer describes the recent Lamb Jam event.

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Lake Erie water quality tour

Published Jul. 31, 2014

Invasive species. Intense thunderstorms. Massive blue-green blobs. While this may sound like the description of a sci-fi movie, itís actually one of the many threats to Lake Erie, one of Ohioís greatest resources. Lake Erie provides drinking water for 11 million people and brings in $11.5 billion from visitors, almost one-third of the stateís total tourism dollars.

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Lake Effect

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Farmers taking action to help long-troubled Grand Lake St. Marys.

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OFBF is urging the Senate to pass H.R. 872 before enforcement action begins.

Lack of action means duplicative permit for pesticide application

Published Nov. 15, 2011

H.R. 872 would have stopped a recent court ruling that would add duplicative EPA regulations under the Federal Clean Water Act.

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From left, Emma, Bob, Autumn and Kaitlyn Morrision, Dennis and Chris Lashley-Lashley Tractor Sales & Jeff Elson, Kubota.

Kubota provides tractor to Outstanding Young Farmers

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Bob and Autumn Morrison of Jefferson County recently received a Kubota M-Series tractor following their selection as Ohio Farm Bureauís Outstanding Young Farm Couple.

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From left, OSIA Vice President Jim Percival, Howell and OSIA Executive Director Roger High.

Knox County student receives $1,000 Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship

Published Nov. 18, 2009

Linsey Howell, daughter of David and Lora Howell of Danville, is the 2009 recipient of the $1,000 Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association.

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Melvin and Jean Knollman, center, accept their award from OFBFís Mike Bumgarner, left, and David Glauer, OLC.

Knollman Farms named Neighbor of the Year

Published Apr. 19, 2011

Knollman Farms, of Hamilton, Ohio, recently received the 2011 Ohio Livestock Coalition Neighbor of the Year Award, which recognizes a farmer who has positively developed and enhanced relationships between neighbors in Ohioís farm communities.

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Kellogg is new Farm Bureau organization director

Published Oct. 18, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Timothy "Ty" Kellogg organization director for Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull counties.

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Keeping land in agriculture through CAUV

Published Feb. 13, 2013

Paul Harrison, Ohio Farm Bureau state trustee from Fostoria, recently spoke at a county Farm Bureau membership kick-off meeting and talked about the importance of CAUV. In this audio clip, he spells out the tax savings a landowner receives and why beneficiaries of CAUV should be Farm Bureau members.

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Kasich proposes $100 million for Clean Ohio Fund

Published Mar. 27, 2014

Gov. John Kasich has recommended the Clean Ohio Fund receive $100 million to fund the preservation of farmlands and open spaces and improve outdoor recreational opportunities. The proposal is part of the $2.386 billion capital budget bill that is usually enacted every two years to provide funds for improving the stateís educational and public-service infrastructure.

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Kasich lays out vision for agriculture

Published Dec. 17, 2010

Ohio governor-elect John Kasich highlighted several of his priorities and introduced the next director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture during Ohio Farm Bureauís annual meeting.

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The summer months provide a special opportunity for Farm Bureau members.

June 2012 County Farm Bureau Roundup

Published Jun. 15, 2012

Summer is here, and the opportunities to get engaged with agriculture in your community are growing throughout Ohio Farm Bureau! Here is the latest comprehensive list of Farm Bureau tours, demonstrations, workshops, meetings and other happenings throughout the state.

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July 2013 County Farm Bureau Roundup

Published Jul. 23, 2013

Summertime is fun time for Ohioís county Farm Bureaus. Check out what fun things Farm Bureau is up to and things you can do in your neck of the woods in this monthís County Farm Bureau Roundup.

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'Farm Factor' is one of many upcoming opportunities to enjoy a meal on a local farm.

July 2012 County Farm Bureau Round-up

Published Jul. 17, 2012

The dry weather and heat continues this summer, but that doesnít mean the opportunities to get involved with Ohio agriculture have dried up! Check out the latest list of activities, opportunities, events and more happening within county Farm Bureaus throughout the state.

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Journalists: Political animosity, reapportionment must change

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Decades ago, Ohioís Republican and Democratic lawmakers would debate and craft legislation for hours and then later socialize together.

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Joining forces to support the community

Published Jun. 13, 2012

Reaching out to the community is nothing new for Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau.

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Leading the Ohio Farm Bureau State Fair exhibit, from left, are Kelsey Rumburg, Maggie Dean and Hayley Beck.

Join us at the Ag and Hort Building at the Ohio State Fair

Published Jun. 10, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureauís Land and Living Exhibit will again demonstrate agricultureís link to everyday life through many interactive displays and activities.

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Join the conversation Sept. 16

Published Aug. 19, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau is looking for people who want to add their voice to the conversation about Ohio food.

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Join Ohio Farm Bureau at Farm Science Review

Published Aug. 29, 2013

Farm Science Review visitors are invited to stop by the Ohio Farm Bureau building at the corner of Friday Avenue and Beef Street to talk with fellow members and staff about current Farm Bureau programs and policy issues.

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Join in on "Ohio Farm Bureau Membership Week"

Published Mar. 21, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau is only able to do the work it does on behalf of Ohio farmers, food and agriculture because of the dues from its members. Learn the importance of membership, its benefits to all, and have a bit of fun by joining "Membership Week" on Facebook.

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Scholarship opportunities and more are featured in this month's round-up.

January 2013 County Farm Bureau Round-up

Published Jan. 16, 2013

The calendar has turned to 2013, which means thereís a whole new year of Farm Bureau fun, activities and opportunities popping up across the state. Here's a look at what county Farm Bureaus are sharing on their blogs this month.

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Jack Fisher, OFBF executive vice president

Jack Fisher: Ohio Ag Man of the Year

Published Dec. 15, 2009

Ohio Farmer Editor Tim White named OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher his Ohio Ag Man of the Year for his leadership on livestock issues and the passage of Issue 2 in November.

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Jack Fisher details the Ohio agriculture agreement

Published Jul. 1, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau's Executive Vice President answers questions about Wednesday's agreement between Ohio farm organizations and the Humane Society of the United States.

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Humane agents and first responders received hands-on training with livestock.

Itís half a ton, itís on the loose and it wants to run. Stay calm?

Published May. 16, 2013

When Iím assigned to visit a farm and capture a story about Ohio agriculture, I find things work best when I generally stay out of the way. Thatís especially true when the story is about rounding up a few thousand-pound animals that were intentionally set loose.

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It's your world

Published Feb. 5, 2009

From world hunger to the economy, major issues face agriculture

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A portion of county Farm Bureau presidents take in the agricultural issues forum hosted by Speaker of the House Tuesday.

It's Farm Bureau season in Washington, D.C.

Published Mar. 15, 2011

Ohio's county Farm Bureau presidents are among 4,000 Farm Bureau members that will make the journey to Capitol Hill to share important agriculture issues with lawmakers. They prepped for Congressional visits on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

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It takes time: Building trust in todayís agriculture

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Recent research shows there is a sizeable gap between what Americans want from farmers and what they perceive they are getting.

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Issues 1 and 2 featured on Town Hall Ohio

Published Apr. 23, 2010

Issues 1 and 2 in the May 4 Primary Election are the featured topics on this week's episode of Town Hall Ohio.

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Issue 2 to hit airwaves in Cleveland on Tuesday

Published Oct. 5, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher, HSUS's Paul Shapiro to debate State Issue 2 live on Cleveland radio station. Listeners calls will be taken.

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Issue 2 Supports Ohioís Farmers and Consumers

Published Oct. 30, 2009

This November, Ohio voters have the unique opportunity to support our livestock farmers, our food consumers and the future of Ohio. A guest opinion by Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs.

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Issue 2 proponents speak out on Town Hall Ohio

Published Oct. 30, 2009

Governor Ted Strickland joins hunger advocates, business leaders, humane groups and elected leaders to express their views on State Issue 2 during this weekís broadcast of Town Hall Ohio.

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Investing in youth

Published Dec. 23, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau again offered conferences for Farm Bureau youth during the summer months. The conferences provide opportunities for youths to bond and build leadership, teamwork and communications skills.

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Invest Ohio is source of capital for farmers, small businesses

Published Nov. 23, 2011

InvestOhio is a new tool to infuse much needed capital into Ohio's small businesses, helping them create jobs. The nearly 900,000 small businesses in Ohio are one of the backbones of the state's economy. InvestOhio encourages investors to actively support these small businesses, sparking growth and improving Ohio's competitive position.

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Invasive species bill is a key vote

Published Apr. 15, 2014

Invasive species can have a detrimental impact on farms, and Senate Bill 192 is a step in combating the problem. Sponsored by Sen. Gayle Manning , the bill granted exclusive authority to regulate invasive plant species to Ohioís director of agriculture. The bill has passed the senate and is awaiting a floor vote in the house.

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Insights from OFB Foundation Scholarship recipients

Published Aug. 12, 2014

Twelve young Ohioans have been named recipients of $1,500 college scholarships from the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

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Give you input on Ohio's drainage laws by Nov. 25.

Input wanted on Ohio drainage laws

Published Nov. 18, 2013

Landowners are often faced with drainage issues. This is why Ohio Farm Bureau is currently engaged with the County Commissionerís Association of Ohio and other stakeholders in reviewing Ohioís drainage laws. We hope you can take a few minutes to provide your input as a farmer or landowner. The survey is online and will take only a few minutes to complete.

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InnovationsÖRooted in Tradition

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureauís 91st annual meeting will travel south on Interstate 71 to Cincinnati Dec. 2 to 4.

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Innovation, cooperation on display at OEFFA conference

Published Feb. 19, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau's Seth Teter shares a number of insights gleaned from his time at the 2013 Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association conference. Many of these efforts emphasized the value of increased coordination among both farmers and consumers.

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Jeffrey Wadsworth

Innovation has Ohio roots

Published Dec. 13, 2011

Jeffrey Wadsworth, CEO of Columbus-based Battelle Memorial Institute, provided attendees of Ohio Farm Bureau's annual meeting with an overview of how his firm is leading research to solve some of societyís most challenging problems.

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Influenza and county fairs

Published Aug. 8, 2012

Recently, there have been several cases of influenza in pigs (H3N2) at the Butler County Fair as well as at the Ohio State Fair. With additional county fairs coming up or going on, Farm Bureau members may encounter questions from exhibitors and consumers.

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Income tax tip: Small business investor deduction

Published Mar. 26, 2014

Thanks to a Farm Bureau member, Ohio Farm Bureau was reminded of the need to offer further education about a new Ohio income tax deduction that may apply to your taxes this year. Many farmers may not be aware of this new deduction.

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In their words

Published Jun. 10, 2014

If you didnít get a chance to listen in on 'Town Hall Ohio' in recent weeks, hereís what you missed.

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In case of a flood Ė are you covered?

Published Mar. 21, 2012

Homeowners are often unaware that flood damage is not covered by their home insurance. Flood insurance is the single best way you can protect yourself from flood losses. Here are a few facts regarding floods and the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Fill out the form below to request Ohio Farm Bureau's interactive e-Learning Unit on Harmful Algal Blooms

Improving Ohioís Water: Reduce Harmful Algal Blooms from the Farm

Published Jul. 31, 2013

We all have a role in protecting Ohioís valuable and plentiful water resources. Ohio Farm Bureau members are invited to view a new e-Learning tool to help them apply practices to reduce Harmful Algal Blooms.

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Important things to know for the 95th OFBF annual meeting

Published Nov. 20, 2013

There are a lot things happening at Ohio Farm Bureauís 95th Annual Meeting Dec. 4 - 6. Here is a compilation of everything you need to know.

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Farm Bureau is a part of The Agricultural Workforce Coalition.

Immigration reform bill includes solutions for agriculture

Published Apr. 24, 2013

Senior Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Yvonne Lesicko gives an update on immigration reform and the inclusion of solutions for agriculture in the recently introduced immigration reform bill.

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