Ohio farmers found value in social media through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in 2010, making sure agriculture's voice was heard in important issues as conversations took place on the Web.
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Ohio Farm Bureau is a federation of county Farm Bureaus representing all 88 counties. The organization’s current membership stands at 214,331. Nearly 60,000 of those members are farmers who each get one vote on the organization’s policies.
Shipping container rule, food safety, humane officer training, water regulations, hunting program
OFBF was pleased with an Ohio Supreme Court decision, which had implications for property rights and farmland preservation, as it protected the ability of local governments to manage growth.
Because of the hard work of Farm Bureau and its members to engage politicians, no matter which candidate or party is elected to office, the importance of agriculture to Ohio continues to be recognized.
Following last year’s successful Issue 2 campaign to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, Ohio Farm Bureau worked with lawmakers in 2010 to support the enabling legislation that was required for the board to begin its work.
Changing our conversation with consumers doesn't mean giving away the farm. It simply asks farmers to share their values about producing food and to listen to consumers while they share theirs.
For years, farmers lamented that generations of consumers stopped paying attention to how they were being fed. Are we finally getting what we asked for?
During the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting in Columbus on December 2, board members of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, a $17 billion agriculture lending cooperative serving over 85,500 farmers and rural residents, presented a $50,000 donation to the Animals for Life Foundation.
For the 92nd year, Ohio Farm Bureau members from across the state are convening to determine the stance and direction the state’s largest farm organization will take in the coming year.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation commends Governor-elect Kasich's selection of Jim Zehringer to serve as director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
The patent on Round-Up Ready soybeans, a widely-used biotech seed that allows farmers to grow herbicide-resistant plants, is set to expire in 2014.
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.
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.
U.S. drivers say they are seeing first-hand the danger of driving while distracted. A new public opinion poll by Harris Interactive for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company shows nearly four out of 10 drivers say they have been hit or nearly hit by a driver who is distracted by their cell phone.
How many of us remember doctors who made house calls? While most of us yearn for those simpler times, there is a new model based on the old simplicity of one doctor providing personal, one-on-one, efficient health care. This model is called the Medical Home.
OFBF Responds to Dispatch Series, Legislation would give U.S. EPA more authority over water issues, E15 approved for newer vehicles; Video outlines Farm Bill debate
Ohio has elected a new governor and statewide office holders, many new lawmakers and it may soon have new administrators in state offices such as the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency.
During a recent meeting, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board agreed to set targets for its standards on veal calf housing. In separate votes, the board approved two “key concepts."
A federal appeals court recently ruled that Ohio dairy products can be labeled “rbGH free”, “rbST free” and “artificial hormone free” as long as they are accompanied by an appropriate legal disclaimer. The labels refer to a synthetic hormone that stimulates milk production in cows.
A look at recent news and upcoming events with local Farm Bureaus throughout Ohio.
During a recent meeting, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board agreed to set targets for its standards on veal calf housing.
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.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and the new Animals for Life Foundation have united to host the sixth annual Rural–Urban Community Auction in November. The online event's proceeds will support grantsmanship, scholarship and community outreach programs.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Wednesday passed a vote on proposed civil penalty rules that will be used to enforce newly created livestock care standards.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Timothy "Ty" Kellogg organization director for Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull counties.
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.
American Farm Bureau Federation is urging Congress to help ensure rural Americans have the same access to high-speed broadband Internet services that Americans in more populated areas enjoy.
Ohio Farm Bureau's annual meeting is Dec. 1-3 | Temple Grandin to speak at animal welfare symposium | By the Numbers | In their words...
Farmers who are enrolled in the Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program have been seeing sharp increases in the taxable value of their land. This story/graphic explains why.
After five successful seasons, nearly 400 segments and nearly 100,000 miles traveled across more than 70 counties, the Our Ohio TV series will be transitioning this season.
With the November election just around the corner, Congress has been more focused on campaigns than pending legislation.
Five Ohio farm families, each members of Ohio Farm Bureau, were recognized with the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award.
Ohio Farm Bureau leaders share ideas with Nationwide at national policyholder conference.
County Farm Bureau members take the lead in helping to meet food needs in both Fulton and Mahoning County.
Concerned that it could have implications for farmers across Ohio, Ohio Farm Bureau recently filed a brief with the Supreme Court in a case affecting the rights of landowners along Lake Erie.
Some farms storing oil required to have a spill prevention control plan in place soon.
Talks about the 2012 Farm Bill are already underway, and Ohio Farm Bureau members need to start thinking now about what policies they want to see implemented at the national level.
Two former Ohio Farm Bureau presidents are running for elected office this fall.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board unanimously voted in favor of proposed euthanasia standards for farm animals.
A group of Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals recently delivered 1,576 postcards from Ohio farmers to lawmakers urging them to “Put death taxes to rest.
Vote online by Oct. 28 for your favorite of 43 "Because I Care" videos by Ohio farmers, county Farm Bureaus, youth and other ag organizations. The winner will receive $1,000.
Traditional & online marketing methods to be covered in December conference
Learn how to make your own cheese, yogurt and other dairy products from scratch, and how to identify and obtain different meat cuts, at Ohio Farm Bureau’s Grow and Know day at Lake Metroparks Farmpark.
Eight finalists are competing for the most online votes to win $1,000 in the “Because I Care” video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Center for Food and Animal Issues.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s weekly Town Hall Ohio radio program recently focused on trade, why it’s often portrayed negatively in political ads, and what Ohioans need to know. Joe Cornely hosts this video recap.
Proposed euthanasia rules will be filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) to begin the rule making process.
The annual Farm Aid concert tells us corporate agriculture drives small farmers from the land, ruins food & harms the environment. Ohio Farm Bureau communicator & music fan Joe Cornely, with tongue firmly in cheek, applies the same criticisms to to the music industry.
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The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is offering a new series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for 2010.