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State Fair ambassadors and interns with Ohio's First Lady Karen Kasich

Ohio State Fair activities

Published Aug. 2, 2012

Photos and other coverage of activities at the Ohio State Fair activity in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s “Land and Living” exhibit in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building.

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Ohio State Fair Land & Living Exhibit -- 2014 Schedule of Events

Published Jun. 19, 2014

Discover agriculture at Ohio Farm Bureau's Land & Living Exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, July 23 to Aug. 3.

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Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio await visitors to the Land and Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair.

Ohio State Fair Land & Living Exhibit -- Schedule of Events

Published Jul. 15, 2013

Discover agriculture at Ohio Farm Bureau's Land & Living Exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, July 24 to Aug. 4.

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Dr. Ronald Kensinger

Ohio State’s new animal sciences chair lays out priorities

Published Feb. 15, 2012

The college has identified key areas important to the general public and needs to continue working on them, he said. Those areas include research, biofuels and high fiber materials, animal welfare and Extension.

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Click the video above to hear Kvamme explain his plan to attract businesses and spur economic growth.

Ohio taking new path toward job creation

Published Feb. 17, 2011

Mark Kvamme, director of the Ohio Department of Development, appears this weekend on Ohio Farm Bureau’s radio show Town Hall Ohio to discuss a new private-public partnership intended to bring jobs to the state. Here's a preview.

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Ohio water research and resources

Published Aug. 12, 2014

The harmful algal bloom issue in Lake Erie is complex, and many groups and institutions are working to understand all of the factors involved. Ohio’s agriculture community has been focusing on finding ways to keep nutrients in place on farms by preventing runoff. Below are a few resources to learn more about what is being done and can be done, plus other educational materials.

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Ohio well represented at American Farm Bureau voting delegate session

Published Jan. 22, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau members and their policy positions were well represented at the American Farm Bureau annual meeting. The delegate body accepted several Ohio resolutions, adding them to national policy.

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Ohio will thrive on exports, says Farm Bureau

Published Aug. 30, 2010

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.

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Heimerl, Mossbarger and Reese

Ohio women who grow food are starting conversations with the women who buy it

Published Sep. 6, 2011

Three Ohio farm women who are Farm Bureau members are working to bridge the disconnect between consumers and their food by sharing their personal experiences through a new program called CommonGround.

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Ohio's record rainfall caused concern about overflowing manure storage sites

Published Jun. 23, 2011

The record rainfall this spring in Ohio created not only a planting headache for farmers but major manure storage challenges.

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Emily Krueger of Wayne County Farm Bureau brings home 1st place in the National Collegiate Discussion Meet.

Ohioan wins National Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet

Published Feb. 9, 2011

Emily Krueger of West Salem, Ohio was named the winner of the 2011 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Collegiate Discussion Meet held recently during the AFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Conference in Orlando.

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ReshapeOhio.org allows Ohioans to try their hand at redrawing their own congressional districts.

Ohioans can provide input in redistricting process

Published Aug. 23, 2011

With just a few computer clicks, Farm Bureau members can provide their input on how Ohio’s congressional districts and state legislative districts should be redrawn.

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Efforts of farmers played a major role in getting Issue 2 passed (full caption in story).

Ohioans have spoken

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Passage of Issue 2 is a landmark step in farmers’ partnership with consumers

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Individuals emerged more prepared to share their personal stories with an increasingly connected, mobile public.

Ohioans offer online agvocacy advice

Published Sep. 11, 2012

More than 100 farmers and agribusiness professionals converged in Kansas City in August to sharpen their online agvocacy skills during the AgChat Foundation’s third annual Agvocacy 2.0 Training Conference.

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Ohioans recognized for contributions to sheep production

Published Feb. 15, 2012

American Sheep Industry honors Moore family, Don Van Nostran, Roger High and Henry Zerby.

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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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Online tools will explain farm bill programs

Published Jun. 10, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau was part of an effort to get the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve $3 million for online tools and educational programs to help farmers learn about several key farm bill programs.

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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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