As consumers increasingly turn to the Internet for information about food production, Ohio Farm Bureau continued to increase and develop its online presence and that of its members in 2011.
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2011 marked the fifth anniversary of OFBFís weekly public affairs radio program, 'Town Hall Ohio.'
The grants improve communities and make connections.
Ohio Farm Bureauís Center for Food and Animal Issues continued to provide assistance to those dealing with animals care and cruelty complaints through its Animal Agriculture 101 training in 2011.
By interacting with journalists we can assure that agricultureís views are portrayed prominently and accurately, giving the public a better understanding of the issues important to farmers.
The Young Agricultural Professionals and AgriPOWER programs continue to offer leadership development opportunities.
OFBF weighed in on three Ohio Supreme Court cases, which came out favorably for farmers this year.
Farmers were represented in discussions with the super committee, Sens. Brown and Portman, Reps Gibbs and Schmidt, USDA and U.S. Dept. of Labor.
Under the direction of Ohio farmers and in cooperation with their communities, we are working on many fronts to carry out Ohio Farm Bureauís mission. We are focused on strong relationships, a viable future, a sound organization and a balanced ecology.
The exceptional work of county Farm Bureau volunteers was recognized through County Achievement Awards presented during Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís annual meeting Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in Columbus.
Energy, water quality, farm policy and Ohio State University Extension services were the primary topics delegates discussed during the 93rd annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Nationwide CEO Steve Rasmussen said the company has had good business across the country and feels good about its growth. Specifically, he highlighted a new Master Certified Farm Agent program and estate planning services.
During their speeches at the 93rd annual meeting, both leaders challenged members to think about the who, why and how of Ohio Farm Bureauís operation.
Ohio Farm Bureau Organization Director Ty Kellogg volunteered these thoughts as he accompanied farmers to the organization's annual meeting.
Jeffrey Wadsworth, CEO of Columbus-based Battelle Memorial Institute, provided attendees of Ohio Farm Bureau's annual meeting with an overview of how his firm is leading research to solve some of societyís most challenging problems.
Despite major changes in society, the way many associations operate hasnít changed much, according to Mary Byers, an author and consultant who spoke at Ohio Farm Bureauís annual meeting.
New regulations as proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor would limit the opportunity for kids under the age of 16 to work on the nation's farms.
"Agriculture is Cool" interactive education program partnership with Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio's agricultural commodity groups recognized earns first place Agricultural Award of Excellence.
Recap of achievements and awards from Ohio Farm Bureau's 93rd annual meeting Nov. 30 - Dec.2 in Columbus.
New ďsmart boardĒ lessons are now available as part of the Ohio Livestock Coalitionís For Your InFARMation curriculum.
InvestOhio is a new tool to infuse much needed capital into Ohio's small businesses, helping them create jobs. The nearly 900,000 small businesses in Ohio are one of the backbones of the state's economy. InvestOhio encourages investors to actively support these small businesses, sparking growth and improving Ohio's competitive position.
BEST is a youth development program based on a series of sanctioned cattle shows held throughout Ohio.
Social media is playing an important role in allowing young, active Farm Bureau families to continue and contribute to longstanding grassroots programs.
Extension and Farm Bureau have long been partners in making life better for farmers and all Ohioans. In November, Ohio farmers will find the first edition of Extension Connection, produced by OSU Extension and delivered exclusively to Ohio Farm Bureau members inside Buckeye Farm News.
The Darke and Medina County Farm Bureaus have been named winners in the American Farm Bureau Federationís County Activities of Excellence program and will be exhibiting their programs at the 2012 AFBF annual meeting in Hawaii.