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Farm and Commodity Groups Applaud General Assembly's Action to Approve Resolution Authorizing Livestock Care Standards Board Ballot Measure
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors has appointed three new members to serve on the AFBF General Counsel Advisory Committee through 2011. AFBF has a distinguished history of selective participation in litigation matters that implement and advance Farm Bureau’s policies.
With an anticipated 140,000 visitors to the Farm Science Review, Ohio Farm Bureau hopes to draw not only new OFBF members but supporters for creating the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio commodity organizations recently sponsored “A Tribute To E. Gordon Gee” with the members of the Ohio General Assembly in recognition of his contributions to the state and Ohio agriculture.
Total donations to the most significant domestic and international animal-rights groups reached nearly $330 million in 2007.
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.
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.
State policy development committee ready to examine county policy recommendations
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.
Youth Capitol Challenge winners take their proposal to county Farm Bureau, legislators
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.
Do you know an elementary school teacher? Share Ohio Livestock Coalition’s free educational materials available through the For Your InFARMation program. The program is designed to teach Ohio third graders about the origins of the food they eat every day and about the important role agriculture plays in Ohio’s economy.
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.
I recently traveled to Austin, Texas to attend the AgChat Foundation’s annual conference, to network with farmers, ranchers and other agribusiness professionals who are using social/new media to tell agriculture’s story. There are many things I could share that were discussed at the conference, but I’ve pulled out the four of the most important to me.
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.
We were recently thrilled to see four Ohio county Farm Bureaus chosen as winners in the 2014 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program. Only 24 winners were chosen nationwide.
Irv Bell of Zanesville, John Foltz of Columbus, Andrew Stevens of Ostrander and the late Roy Wallace of Pemberville
Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Learning Delivery Darrell Rubel shares four takeaways from his experience being a part of the team charged to do something different with the Ag and Hort Building at the Ohio State Fair this year.
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 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 Ninth Annual Rural - Urban Community Auction. The online event will be held Nov. 11- Dec. 3.
The recent Animals for LIfe Forum included a full day of discussions on the human-animal bond across different professions such as psychology, therapy and education.
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.
In his blog, Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Commodity Relations David White discusses having conversations and answering questions about rising food prices.
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.
Landowners often have competing concerns in regard to man’s best friend. Most farms are home to one or more dogs that serve as both pet and employee. However, landowners also are acutely aware of the threat other trespassing dogs may pose to their livestock.
“Appropriation,” “eminent domain,” “condemnation” and “takings” are all terms that commonly refer to the government’s ability to take property for public use. However, there are limitations on this power from both the U.S. and Ohio Constitutions, as well as safeguards in the Ohio Revised Code, that protect landowners. Here are five important things to remember if you or your land becomes involved in an eminent domain situation.
Water, and the ability to remove it, is extremely important to Ohio farmers. Ohio farmers are often encountering issues with the water on their property. Ohio’s water law is somewhat limited, so Ohio Farm Bureau's Director of Agricultural Law Leah Curtis gives five tips to help you understand how water law works in Ohio.
Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Learning Delivery Darrell Rubel recently shared friendraising ideas he learned to engage fairgoers at the Ohio State Fair. In this blog he shares how making some last-minute improvements allowed our guests have a much better experience.
Many are unaware that open burning is regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency under its air pollution abatement duties. As part of Ohio Farm Bureau’s Legal Information Series, members may request a digital copy of an open burning brochure to help farmers stay on the right side of the law when it comes to burning waste.
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.
Pipeline construction is ramping up across the state, with an estimated 38,000 miles in the works. Some pipelines are new and others are upgrades. Here are five questions to ask if approached by a pipeline or utility representative.
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.