Ohio Farm Bureau Federation sent the following letter to the editor in response to The Columbus Dispatch's "Keep Your Word" editorial regarding the agreement made between Ohio's agricultural community and The Humane Society of the United States.
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It is disappointing that as Ohio’s farm community demonstrates a willingness to engage in constructive dialogue, activists continue divisive attacks that threaten to undermine important progress Ohio is making in its consideration of animal care issues.
Ohio’s export industry is a bright spot in the state’s economy and has the potential to generate additional personal income and government revenues.
Four state finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2010 Discussion Meet. They are Nichole Gordon-Coy of Carrollton, Shelby Brammell of Kenton, Andrew Spiker of Adamsville and Tim Street of Richwood.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Adam and Aubrey Bolender of Russelville as its 2010 Outstanding Young Farmers. They will represent Ohio in the national contest during the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Atlanta in January.
Jenifer Weaver of North Jackson has been named the winner of the Excellence in Agriculture Award by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. She will represent Ohio in the national competition during the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Atlanta in January.
Ohio is serious about the care and treatment of its livestock, and the Livestock Care Standards Board is the authority on the issue in the state. That’s part of the message Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States delivered to the board Tuesday.
Twenty Ohioans interested in becoming future leaders and advocates for Ohio agriculture have been selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in its 2010-2011 AgriPOWER institute.
Dwight Beougher, a Franklin County Farm Bureau member, delivers a speech in front of a television camera as part of a recent spokesperson training program held by Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animal Issues.
Earlier this year, Fulton County Farm Bureau members Donna and Walt Lange were recognized as Ohio Tree Farmers of the Year.
The Cuyahoga County Equine Advisory Committee is comprised of individuals who come from various backgrounds, but who all share a love of horses. The committee is fervent in sharing its passion with others.
A young visitor to Ohio Farm Bureau's Land and Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair gets a hand planting a flower. The display was one of many opportunities for visitors to learn about Ohio agriculture.
There are lots of ways to attract visitors and extra income to farms in the autumn. However, it’s also important for farmers to understand the increased liability that comes with inviting the public onto their premises.
Through your support, here are some of the day-to-day activities Farm Bureau staff engage in to promote agriculture and strengthen rural Ohio.
Jayne Wallace, Harrison County
In the summer of 2008, Ohio Farm Bureau staff considered what needed to be included in a redesign of an OFBF.org website that, in terms of Internet standards, was stuck in 1998. Sitting atop that list was the voice of the Ohio Farm Bureau member.
Livestock care issues have been receiving a lot of attention in Ohio recently. But OFBF has continued to represent its members on a host of other issues.
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What could you or your organization do with an extra $1,000? That's what's up for grabs in the “Because I Care” video contest, coordinated by OFBF’s Center for Food and Animal Issues.
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Bob Evans Farms returns to Sale of Champions.
The Farm Bureau family expresses its condolences to the family of Debbie Porteus, wife of OFBF President Brent Porteus, who lost her valiant battle with cancer Aug. 9.
Members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board welcomed a recent agreement to keep animal care issues off of the fall ballot but said it is just one of the factors it will consider.
Farmers taking action to help long-troubled Grand Lake St. Marys.
Bob Evans Farms, in partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau, purchased this year’s reserve grand champion market barrow at the Ohio State Fair, which will help support youth involvement in agriculture.
Governor's visit highlights opening day of Ohio State Fair.
A listing of OFBF.org links to posts regarding the agreement reached between Ohio agriculture groups, Gov. Ted Strickland and the Humane Society of the United States.
Ohio farmers and Ohio-based Bob Evans Farms are teaming up to provide two Ohio families with “Free Breakfast for a Year.”
During county Farm Bureau annual meetings, local farmers gather to take action on the issues facing their communities.
New online sites make it easy for visitors to find topics of interest dealing with livestock and other Farm Bureau issues.
Rose and Greg Hartschuh of Crawford County have been selected as winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s ‘I Am Farm Bureau’ contest.
Dr. David Baker, professor emeritus in environmental studies at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, and Dr. Bernie Erven, professor emeritus in agricultural communications at Ohio State University in Columbus, were honored during the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s 2010 Golf Invitational.
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Want to see more positive videos about animal agriculture? You can help do something about it, and win up to $1,000 in the process!
Farm Bureau outlines concerns with the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Visit Ohio Farm Bureau this year at the Ohio State Fair, at the "Land and Living" exhibit.
This spring, the OFBF Board of Trustees authorized the creation of a State of Ohio Budget Task Force.
After viewing an unedited video of a dairy farmer caught up in an animal cruelty case, a Union County Grand Jury has cleared Gary Conklin of wrongdoing.
Talks with EPA yield positive results.
Integrity of the Livestock Care Standards Board was worth protecting.
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.
Animal care decisions off the ballot, in the hands of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. A feature story in the July 15, 2010 Buckeye Farm News.
Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio are just two of the many reasons for visitors to stop by the “Land and Living” exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, July 28 to Aug. 8.
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.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its support for the agreement announced today between the Ohioans for Livestock Care coalition and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
Rose and Greg Hartschuh of Crawford County have been selected as winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s I Am Farm Bureau contest. The grain and dairy farming couple won the contest by receiving the most online votes among five finalists on the I am Farm Bureau contest website.
The Animals for Life Foundation, which was created last year to increase public acceptance and understanding of human-animal interdependency, has just made available its first-ever Request for Proposals (RFPs).
A guest editorial by Robert Boggs, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture
A report released this spring detailed the benefits of having a thriving local food system, saying it can help boost an area’s economy and make it less reliant on outside food sources. On the other hand, some say that placing too much emphasis on local food systems and not large scale food production can hurt efforts to feed the world.
While the economic crisis may still linger, there is good news: Consumers are spending less and reducing their debt. Smart moves, especially now. This recession has demonstrated the value of a healthy household balance sheet.