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Ohio Farm Bureau Hits All-Time High Membership

Published Sep. 2, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its 42nd consecutive year of membership growth, reaching a record 235,064 members. This is an increase of 1,003 members since 2008.

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Ohio Farm Bureau hits all-time high membership

Published Sep. 10, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its 42nd consecutive year of membership growth reaching a record 235,064 members. OFBF membership grew a total 1,003 members over 2008.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Online Auction Underway

Published Nov. 5, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) is holding its fifth annual Rural – Urban Community Auction Nov. 2 through Dec. 2 to support its Community Grantsmanship and scholarship programs.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation offers Agriculture Action & Awareness Grants

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Multiple $1,000 to $3,000 grants support porgrams and projects focusing on agricultural education, environmental and/or economic development in Ohio communities. Forms must be received by Nov. 15.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation grant helps develop local foods distribution system

Published Apr. 4, 2012

A $3,000 grant from the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is helping break down barriers that are keeping farmers from accessing markets and consumers from fresh local foods. Rural Action will use the funds to purchase a truck to be part of a food distribution system.

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Photo by Gayle Lewis

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Golf Outing

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation's recent annual golf outing

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards scholarships for 2010-11

Published May. 19, 2010

Ten students receive $1,000

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards grants to local groups

Published Jan. 21, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has awarded a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2010 program year.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation announces scholarship recipients

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar Award,
Darwin Bryan Scholarship Program, Women’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship Program

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OFBF President Brent Porteus, left, congratulates Rob Portman.

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation announces support for Rob Portman

Published Sep. 17, 2010

"Rob Portman has been a strong friend to Ohio's farmers, and we're proud to support him as Ohio's next U.S. Senator," said Brent Porteus, president of Ohio Farm Bureau.

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The Ohio River Basin credit trading project is one of several voluntary efforts across Ohio.

Ohio Farm Bureau explores water quality partnerships

Published Sep. 20, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is working with the agriculture community in Ohio to get a water quality program started in the Ohio River Basin, which extends from New York to Tennessee.

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Ohio Farm Bureau endorses State Issue 1

Published Feb. 26, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its support for State Issue 1, which will renew Ohio's highly successful Third Frontier program.

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OFBF President Steve Hirsch

Ohio Farm Bureau elects new leaders

Published Apr. 20, 2011

Steve Hirsch has been elected president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; Sparky Weilnau has been elected first vice president; Tim Willams elected to the executive committee.

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Brent Porteus was elected to serve his second one-year term as president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

Ohio Farm Bureau elects 2010 leadership

Published Dec. 9, 2009

President Porteus re-elected, three new members join board of trustees

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Delegates from county Farm Bureaus discussed, debated and voted on OFBF's policies for 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau delegates set policy for 2010

Published Dec. 7, 2009

Priorities include climate change, wildlife damage, Extension funding and challenges to dairy farmers.

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Ohio Farm Bureau counting on conversation in 2013

Published Feb. 19, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau is launching a pilot program this year to quantify the conversations its members have about building trust in food, farming and agriculture. “Project 155” will kick off in conjunction with “Conversation with EASE” training sessions this winter at various county Farm Bureau meetings.

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Attendees of the Ohio Senate lunch enjoyed Ohio products from dairy to poulty and from lamb to pork.

Ohio Farm Bureau continues engagement in political events

Published Jan. 8, 2013

The first full week of the new year was a busy one for Ohio Farm Bureau, with its involvement in several political events and the appointment of several of Ohio’s elected officials to U.S. House and Senate agriculture committees.

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More than 300 delegates from all Ohio counties debated and approved policies for the organization in 2012.

Ohio Farm Bureau celebrates counties, leaders, lifetime achievements

Published Dec. 2, 2011

Recap of achievements and awards from Ohio Farm Bureau's 93rd annual meeting Nov. 30 - Dec.2 in Columbus.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Board supports Issue 3, neutral on Issue 1

Published Sep. 20, 2011

At issue: Should the state seek to exempt Ohioans from a federal requirement to purchase health care? Should the age limit for judges be raised from 70 to 75?

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Campbell, Dorman, White, Bumgarner (seated)

Ohio Farm Bureau assembles team for new Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Jul. 28, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) recently-created Center for Food and Animal Issues has assembled its team of professionals that will facilitate discussion over society’s relationship to animals.

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Ohio Farm Bureau appoints two seniors to Ohio State Junior Fair Board

Published Apr. 12, 2012

Two Ohio Farm Bureau youths have been selected to be on the Junior Fair Board of the Ohio State Fair.

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Ohio Farm Bureau applauds passage of legislation to support livestock care

Published Mar. 25, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) thanks Ohio lawmakers for their unanimous support of legislation that will allow the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to move forward.

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Ohio Farm Bureau and Bob Evans Recipe Contest Winners to be Announced

Published Aug. 5, 2009

Eight finalists named in competition to receive free Bob Evans grocery products for a year.

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Gov. John Kasich

Ohio Farm Bureau AGGPAC names Kasich ‘Friend of Agriculture’

Published Aug. 21, 2014

Gov. John Kasich has been named a “Friend of Agriculture” by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee (AGGPAC).

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Ohio Farm Bureau advisory team will consider the future of Ohio State University

Published Jun. 10, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau also looking for member input.

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