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Budget bill has provisions of interest to farmers

Published Jun. 13, 2012

The MBR includes Clean Ohio Fund provisions for $6 million to the Agricultural Easement Purchase Program and $36 million to the Green Space Conservation program.

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ODA director describes approach to oversight

Published Jun. 13, 2012

Over the years, the Ohio Department of Agriculture has been consistent in running and growing the state’s $107 billion agriculture industry, the department’s director said.

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Nationwide News: Do you have the right farm coverage?

Published Jun. 13, 2012

In today’s volatile marketplace, many insurance companies that provide farm coverage for families like yours are making changes to their policies. The worst time to find out you don’t have the right coverage is when you have a claim.

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Fayette County Farm Bureau presents $2,500 reward

Published Jun. 13, 2012

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.

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Shelby Brammel, left, Rachel Heimerl, right

Contests offer experience for young professionals

Published Jun. 13, 2012

A little knowledge, confidence and passion are all Ohio Farm Bureau members need to start participating in the organization’s Young Agricultural Professionals contests.

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Cooking classes are often among Grow and Know events.

County Farm Bureaus are engaging people through Grow and Know events

Published Jun. 13, 2012

There is a different story to tell about agriculture in each of Ohio’s 88 counties, and many county Farm Bureaus are telling their story by holding “Grow and Know” events.

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Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents Jim Petro, left, joined OFBF's Jack Fisher in a discussion about Ohio education.

Petro wants students to complete higher education

Published Jun. 13, 2012

As chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, Jim Petro has a one-word goal – completion. He would like to see students attending Ohio’s 37 universities and community colleges complete their credentials and degrees, whether they are a one-year certificate, two-year degree or four-year degree.

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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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Our Take: Social media, community, and the future of engagement

Published Jun. 13, 2012

Social media has ushered in alternative methods of empowerment and organization. Now, we must pay attention and act upon the trends drawing the line between success and failure for businesses and organizations of the future.

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Farm Bureau members urged to review pesticide rule changes

Published Jun. 8, 2012

Farm Bureau members are urged to review recent changes to an EPA rule prior applying pesticides this year.

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Ohio Farm Bureau member Kristin Reese will serve as a panelist on one of the four dissusions at The Food Dialogues: LA

Farmers and ranchers take to LA for The Food Dialogues

Published Jun. 8, 2012

Farmers and ranchers are headed to Los Angeles – the entertainment capital of the world – for the second Food Dialogues event, June 20-21. Four separate discussions – held over two days – will bring together entertainment movers and shakers, chefs, academics, large restaurant operators, journalists, local leaders, farmers and ranchers for an in-depth conversation about food. Ohio Farm Bureau member Kristin Reese will serve as a panelist at one of the four discussions.

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Passage of Great Lakes Compact bill policy success story for Farm Bureau members

Published Jun. 7, 2012

Gov. John Kasich recently signed legislation sponsored by Rep. Lynn Wachtmann that outlines state regulations on water withdrawals, which was the final implementing measure to the Great Lakes Compact.

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More oil and gas issues briefings scheduled throughout the state

Published Jun. 6, 2012

A growing list of oil and gas issues briefings have been scheduled throughout Ohio. The briefings are sponsored by County Farm Bureau Public Policy Action Teams and other civic organizations, and are held to answer questions and concerns about a variety of issues oil and gas issues.

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Muskingum County Farm Bureau summer picnic provides opportunity for conversation

Published Jun. 4, 2012

Muskingum County Farm Bureau has always held a summer picnic for its members, but this year there are plans to change it up. To add more value to the picnic, the organization will be providing opportunity for conversations about the farm and agriculture.

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Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher discusses Farm Bureau members' chance to win a truck.

Up Front: Tell Your Friends

Published Jun. 1, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher discusses the new "Every Member Sign a Member" sweepstakes, in which members can enter to win a truck and several other prizes.

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Matt and Rachel Heimerl, OFBF's Melinda Witten and Kubota reps Steve Payn, Dan Jasper and Chris Lashley with the tractor

Outstanding Young Farmers awarded free use of Kubota tractor

Published May. 31, 2012

A Kubota M-series tractor was delivered Tuesday to Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Johnstown, who were named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2011 Outstanding Young Farmer Award this past winter.

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Hirsch Fruit Farm, the first stop of the progressive dinner

Ross County Farm Bureau to hold progressive farm dinner

Published May. 30, 2012

Ross County Farm Bureau will be hosting “Farm Factor,” a progressive farm dinner Grow and Know event, July 22 for an afternoon of fun and food.

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Steve Bliesner, New Day Farms general manager, answering North Union elementary students' questions during their trip

Third-graders win trip to Ohio egg farm

Published May. 23, 2012

Union County's North Union Elementary third graders visited New Day Farms in Raymond, Tuesday, on an all expense paid field trip. North Union student Emma Crusey won the field trip for her classmates when she wrote one of the winning essays in Ohio Livestock Coalition’s essay contest.

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Shoppers buying fresh, local food at Clinton County Farmers' Market

Clinton County series to answer fresh, local foods questions

Published May. 22, 2012

Clinton County Farm Bureau and Clinton County Farmers’ Market will hold the first presentation of “Fast Food from the Farm,” a monthly Grow and Know series of local foods cooking demonstrations, June 16.

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Farm Bureau members urged to attend training on nutrient management

Published May. 21, 2012

The ODA is holding Certified Livestock Manager training June 19-20 at their offices in Reynoldsburg. Part of the training will address nutrient management and water quality issues currently under consideration by a statewide working group that is jointly led by ODA, Ohio EPA and ODNR.

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Conference attendees visiting Owl Creek Produce Auction

Ohio Farm Bureau hosts AFBF Midwest Commodity Conference

Published May. 17, 2012

This week Ohio Farm Bureau Federation hosted staff members from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan Farm Bureaus for the annual American Farm Bureau Federation Midwest Commodity Conference. These state Farm Bureau staff members, who have responsibilities involving agricultural commodities, came together in Columbus to share experiences and expertise.

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Ohio Sheep Improvement Association offers Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship

Published May. 15, 2012

The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association is once again offering the Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship to college-aged sheep producers in 2012. The $1,000 scholarship is available to young people involved sheep production and management in Ohio.

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Schacht Family Farm Market being recognized during Ohio Sustainable Agriculture Week in 2010

Ohio farmer testifies before House Ag Committee

Published May. 10, 2012

Ohio farmer and Franklin County Farm Bureau member Lisa Schacht of Schacht Family Farm and Market testified before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture during a hearing held to receive input on agricultural programs in preparation for writing the 2012 Farm Bill.

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Lucas FFA members visiting the Ohio Farm Bureau office in Columbus

Ohio Farm Bureau strengthens relationship with FFA

Published May. 9, 2012

Thousands of Ohio FFA members traveled to Columbus May 3-4 for the annual State FFA Convention. Two Ohio Farm Bureau programs used this opportunity to reach out to FFA members, and the state office hosted two chapters as well. These relationships between FFA and Farm Bureau in Ohio are a continuance from the announcement that the two organizations would team up on a summer camp for youth.

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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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