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Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.
As more Americans are forced to make tough choices to balance the monthly checkbook, it’s becoming more important than ever to have auto insurance coverage that is personalized to your needs. Nationwide, with its On Your Side Review and new On Your Side Rewards, can help you get the best value possible.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Seth Everitt marketing communications specialist.
For as long as Bob Vance can remember, Ohio Farm Bureau has been a part of his life. He grew up on a dairy farm
Portage County's Bob Ebie & Gayle Lewis, publications production and advertising coordinator
Wayne County farmer Mike Haley answers some questions commonly asked by farmers about online social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook.
Whether they own a patio downtown or 50 acres in rural Ohio, animal lovers, foodies, gardeners and more are invited to get in touch with their inner-farmer and make the most of their property through OFBF's 2010 Grow and Know series.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized changes to oil spill prevention rules that will apply to some farms and ranches with on-farm fuel storage. The deadline for farms to comply with the new rules is November 2010.
Legislation being considered by Ohio lawmakers would reduce Ohio’s estate tax rate and allow local governments to do away with the tax for residents in their jurisdictions.
The Agriculture Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are partnering up to reduce fraud in farm programs.
Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher has received accolades for his work at the helm of the state’s largest farm organization.
The debate over climate change is continuing to heat up in Congress and on farms across the country.
A recent Ohio Supreme Court decision, which had implications for property rights and farmland preservation, protected the ability of local governments to manage growth.
In the months since voters approved Issue 2, creating a Livestock Care Standards Board, the state’s coalition of livestock groups and others who worked for its passage have been preparing to take a serious look at how livestock and poultry are raised in the state.
The American Farm Bureau Federation supports legislative efforts by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to stop an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.
Issues call to action for Farm Bureau members, and warns critics that farmers and ranchers will no longer tolerate opponents' efforts to change the landscape of American Agriculture.
Farm Bureau Exec calls Issue 2 victory "one step" in ongoing battle during Agri Pulse radio broadcast.
County Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition have opportunity to recognize neighbors' outstanding rural communications efforts.
Ohio Treasury's annual program provides an interest rate reduction on operating loans and lines of credit to Ohio's farming community.
Sheep Industry celebrates acheivements, elects leaders for 2010.
Series of programs educate sheep and goat producers throughout Ohio.
Policy session, among other items, marks end of American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Seattle.
Delegates at the 91st American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting voted to oppose cap-and-trade climate legislation and to support balancing the federal budget over the next eight years.
Agricultural unity key to taking ownership of animal welfare debate.
American Farm Bureau President calls on American agriculture to unite during annual address.
Ohio Farm Bureau racks up honors at annual meeting
Smart Business Columbus outlines how Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Director John C. Fisher maintains the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's relevancy.
A brief history of one of the largest grassroots campaigns in Ohio agriculture.
County Farm Bureaus across the state regularly contribute to their local communities.
Delaware County Farm Bureau took notice when an animal activist group displayed anti-animal agriculture information in the Delaware Library. In an effort to help educate the public about the positives of animal agriculture, the board formed a committee to put together its own display for the library.
Seneca County Farm Bureau collected new and gently used coats in all sizes as part of its “Coats from the Heartland” initiative. Collected coats were distributed to the needy throughout northwest Ohio.
An innovative project at the Stark County Jail resulted in an educational opportunity for inmates and a long-term benefit for the clients of Meals on Wheels in Stark and Wayne counties.
Ohio Farm Bureau found a new way to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers in 2009 by incorporating social media into its Web presence.
Ohio Farm Bureau continues to promote and enhance its statewide communications products.
OFBF coordinated the “Land and Living: Agriculture Your Link to Life” exhibit at the Ohio State Fair where an estimated 350,000 fairgoers participated in an interactive agricultural display in a 32,000-square-foot building used exclusively for the display. More than 9,000 children planted a flower and took it home as part of the Green2Go exhibit, 5,256 children participated in a pedal tractor course called the OFBF Country Cruise, and 28 memberships were sold during the fair.
OFBF created a new education program this year. The first Grow & Know event was held in July at Bob Evans Farms in Gallia County and offered nonmembers and members the opportunity to learn about various aspects of farming, gardening and cooking.
Communication and Consumer Education to Forge a Partnership between Farmers and Consumers
Change proved to be the password at Nationwide this year, even as the insurance and financial services company continues its 83-year sponsor relationship with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Ohio Farm Bureau members have a number of benefits available to them ranging from money savings to property protection. Here are a few of the benefits that members took advantage of (as of November) in 2009.
2009 was yet another award-winning year for the Ohio Farm Bureau and its county Farm Bureaus.
As a grassroots organization, OFBF sponsors several programs and events designed to promote leadership within the agricultural community.
This past year 11 service groups throughout Ohio received $30,000 from the Foundation in grants. The Foundation also awarded a total of 10 academic scholarships worth $1,000 each in three scholarship programs.
OFBF’s Leadership Buffet provides opportunities for members to participate in seminars that work at improving their leadership skills.
2009 was the first full year under the new structure of a year-round campaign, resulting in an all-time high membership of 235,064. The new structure was intended to allow volunteers to work at selling memberships as they have time.
Ohio Farm Bureau again offered conferences for Farm Bureau youth during the summer months. The conferences provide opportunities for youths to bond and build leadership, teamwork and communications skills.
A strong effective organization that is member driven, financially strong and focused on farmers
In 2009, Ohio Farm Bureau was a strong advocate for animal agriculture in the Buckeye State.
From Ohio Farm Bureau's Envisioned Future — The New Era, developed in 2009
OFBF participated in several discussions of key national agricultural issues.