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Ohioans voice opposition to House climate bill

Published Aug. 31, 2009

Saying that it would kill jobs, raise consumer costs and make America less competitive, hundreds of Ohioans rallied in Lima Aug. 21 against climate legislation passed by the U.S. House.

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Ohioans win free groceries for a year

Published Dec. 17, 2009

A promotion that invited Ohio consumers to learn more about the farmers who produce their food has provided three Ohioans with free groceries for a year.

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Ohio’s Farmers Offer “Free Breakfast for a Year”

Published Jul. 19, 2010

Ohio farmers and Ohio-based Bob Evans Farms are teaming up to provide two Ohio families with “Free Breakfast for a Year.”

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Dale Arnold

Oil and Gas Development Briefings being held across Ohio

Published Sep. 6, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is holding a series of briefings across Ohio to help landowners learn more about emerging oil and gas issues in Ohio, how it will impact them and their communities and how they can potentially benefit from it.

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OLC annual meeting provides forum for livestock farmers

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Communicating with consumers and improving transparency within animal agriculture are among the topics that will be discussed at the Ohio Livestock Coalition’s 15th annual meeting and industry symposium.

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OLC media campaign focuses on consumer-farmer connection

Published Mar. 26, 2009

The Ohio Livestock Coalition kicked off an extensive media campaign in January that included radio, newspaper and Web site ads.

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OLC provides funding for water quality, nutrient management programs

Published Feb. 13, 2013

The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) recently announced that funding is available for Ohio organizations interested in hosting meetings for farmers and farm managers on water quality and nutrient management education.

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On the lamb

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Jon Ricciuto, an Ohio State University animal sciences student, prepares a lamb dish during the Ohio Lamb Chef’s Day in Delaware County.

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On the water

Published Aug. 14, 2013

Farm Bureau members in eastern Ohio along with public officials and water quality advocates recently traveled to Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie to learn about water quality issues as well as research that could help farmers provide solutions.

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Lindsay Hill and Andy Vance, front, and Brandon and Julia Weber, rear, will compete in Seattle in January.

On their way to Seattle

Published Dec. 17, 2009

Brandon and Julia Weber of Jackson, Andy Vance and Lindsay Hill of DeGraff and Cassandra Palsgrove of Pickerington were winners in Ohio Farm Bureau’s young farmer contests and will represent Ohio during the American Farm Bureau annual meeting in Seattle Jan. 10 and 11.

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On your Behalf

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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On Your Behalf

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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On Your Behalf

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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On Your Behalf

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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On Your Behalf

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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On Your Behalf

Published May. 14, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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On Your Behalf

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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On Your Behalf

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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On your behalf

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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On Your Behalf

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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On Your Behalf

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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On Your Behalf

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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On Your Behalf

Published Mar. 12, 2010

Here are a few additional ways OFBF staff has worked on behalf of members in recent weeks.

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On Your Behalf

Published Mar. 29, 2010

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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David Rule

On Your Behalf

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Through your support, here are some of the day-to-day activities Farm Bureau staff engage in to promote agriculture and strengthen rural Ohio.

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On Your Behalf - Jan. 21, 2010

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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On Your Behalf - Oct. 15

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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Young attendee checking out the piglets at the hog farm display during the Breakfast on the Farm event.

On-farm breakfast connects local community, agriculture

Published Jun. 19, 2012

Franklin and Madison County Farm Bureaus held their first Breakfast on the Farm event Saturday, with more than 500 people attending. The breakfast, a Grow and Know event, was held at the Yutzy family dairy farm, Kramer Homestead, in Plain City. Attendees enjoyed a made-to-order omelet breakfast in the farm’s pasture and were able to get food and farming questions answered.

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FarmerHaley on Twitter

Online 'agvocacy,' 140 characters at a time

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Wayne County farmer Mike Haley answers some questions commonly asked by farmers about online social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook.

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Join Leah Curtis for a series of CAUV meetings this autumn.

Online meetings explain CAUV increase in 23 counties

Published Sep. 5, 2013

Landowners in 23 counties with property enrolled in the current agricultural use valuation program (CAUV) will once again see an increase in CAUV values. Ohio Farm Bureau offers online meetings for members to share why.

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Opinion: A cooperative approach to managing deer

Published Jun. 10, 2010

As Ohio’s deer herd continues to grow, hunters, landowners and farmers must unite and work together in order to balance deer herds with the habitat and minimize deer-human conflicts. Easier said than done; however, one proven method is QDM cooperatives.

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Opinion: Animal ID column leaves questions unanswered

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Savery Rorimer, Cuyahoga County

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Opinion: Article's intent was educating farmers, creditors

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Larry Gearhardt, OFBF senior director, local affairs

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Opinion: Cuts to Extension will be felt locally

Published May. 14, 2009

Gene Sulzener, Medina County

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Opinion: EPA is wrong to prejudge livestock farm

Published May. 14, 2009

~ Christopher Henney, OFBF Director of Legislative Relations

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Opinion: Hunter access program could help farmers

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Eric Kwasnicka, Stark County

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Opinion: Members should have supported Premise ID policy

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Bill McKarns, Columbiana County

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Increasing income levels in the booming Chinese economy increase the demand for soy products.

Opinion: OSC testing the waters of China’s sea of soybean export potential

Published May. 14, 2009

by Matt Reese

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Opinion: Perfect attendance ?matters in the workplace

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Russ Beckner, Butler County

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Opinion:Thanks to OFBF’s trustees

Published May. 14, 2009

Bob and Autumn Morrison, Jefferson County

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Opportunities for agricultural education

Published Aug. 26, 2013

Recently, we asked where we should invest in agricultural education. Here's what you told us.

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Options for farmers with crop damage, delayed planting from wet conditions

Published May. 19, 2011

Heavy rainfall and flood conditions across the Midwest have caused crop damage and slowed planting this spring. Producers who are unable to plant an insured crop by the final planting date due to an insurable cause, such as excess moisture and flooding have a number of options.

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OSIA and OSU Extension Announce District Sheep and Goat Programs

Published Jan. 13, 2010

Series of programs educate sheep and goat producers throughout Ohio.

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OSIA offers $1,000 Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship

Published Jun. 4, 2010

Are you an Ohio Sheep Producer? Are you ready to attend college or are you attending college? If you can answer these two questions positively, then you are eligible for the Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship.

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OSIA supports Issue 2 to Create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Published Sep. 2, 2009

The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) is uniting with Ohio’s farm community to support the passage of State Issue 2, a ballot measure that will create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, on Election Day, Nov. 3.

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OSU Extension offers Spring farm safety reminders

Published May. 2, 2013

Springtime means that farmers are busy with preparing for and starting planting. Ohio State University’s Ag Safety and Health Program's Health and Safety Coordinator Kent McGuire recently shared some reminders and information to keep farmers and others safe on the farm, and around farm equipment.

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Elementary students packaging food for those in need at Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day

OSU student groups partner to inspire elementary students to be ‘hunger heroes’

Published Apr. 30, 2012

Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day, an educational awareness day for central Ohio elementary students, partnered with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Collegiate Young Farmers to help hungry families and inspire elementary students to be “hunger heroes.”

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OSU’s Gee and new vet school dean to appear on Town Hall Ohio

Published Oct. 7, 2009

Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee and OSU’s new Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine Lonnie King are this week’s special guests on Town Hall Ohio.

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Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard talks about state government, civic engagement and Ohio agriculture with Jack Fisher, OFBF.

Our conversation with Rep. Heard

Published Aug. 14, 2013

Ohio House Minority Leader Tracy Maxwell Heard recently sat down for a conversation on Ohio Farm Bureau’s Town Hall Ohio to share her perspectives on taxes, the economy and other issues impacting the state.

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Our Ohio TV series takes new shape

Published Oct. 15, 2010

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.

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