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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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Seneca County edamame grower Charles Fry

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture's Story

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Upcoming events, coming in he next 'Our Ohio' magazine and 'Our Ohio' TV season five update

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Jan. 15, 2009

What's ahead on 'Our Ohio' TV and a new tool for teachers

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau staff and volunteers took part in the Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association Congress in January.

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Read about 4-H PetPALS in the next Our Ohio magazine. Photo by Bryan Rinnert

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Feb. 26, 2009

The March/April issue of Our Ohio will feature a story on two produce auctions and how they can be a travel destination to visit or maybe an event to make a purchase.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Local products, discussion forums, teacher newsletter

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Local dining directory, discussion forums, Equine Affaire

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Kim Rassi (l) and Peggy Buck were the winners of Our Ohio Chef Tami contest. Photo by Molly Pensyl

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Our Ohio magazine, garden for cash and prizes, Chef Tami winners

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published May. 14, 2009

Growing a Masterpiece, Bob Evans recipe contest, Ag in the Classroom

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Next Our Ohio magazine, Growing a Masterpiece online, From Field to Table Festival and sharing ag messages with teachers

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Bob Evans recipe contest winners, Growing a Masterpiece update and coming on 'Our Ohio' TV

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Marilyn Suzko, center, was a featured chef at the From Field to Table event.

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Our Ohio out and about and Web site updates

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Fabulous Food Show, Circleville Pumpkin Show and Postcard voting

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Growing a Masterpiece project & upcoming events

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Jun. 11, 2009

'Our Ohio' advertising, dates to remember, coming in the next 'Our Ohio' and find us on Facebook & Twitter.

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A November Grow and Know event at Woodhaven Farm in Licking County.

Our Opportunity: Changing the farm conversation with consumers

Published Dec. 13, 2010

Changing our conversation with consumers doesn't mean giving away the farm. It simply asks farmers to share their values about producing food and to listen to consumers while they share theirs.

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Ohio farmers posted tens of thousands of signs across the state that showed voters family farmers supported Issue 2.

Our Take - We can now all find agreement

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Voters have answered that question and the Livestock Care Standards Board has been established. We should now all agree that it must live up to its constitutional charge of protecting Ohio farms, families and animals.

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Our take on the farm bill

Published Feb. 12, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau believes the farm bill recently passed by Congress demonstrates considerable fiscal responsibility and reduces the federal government budget deficit.

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Our Take: Chipotle’s commercial highlights persistent divide

Published Mar. 21, 2012

A video for the burrito chain Chipotle that received millions of views on YouTube got another bump when it aired on national television during the Grammy Awards.

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Our Take: Final thoughts on Issue 2

Published Nov. 2, 2009

Issue 2 is not about an ideology. It is about a reality. The world is changing. And we mustn’t think that we can take no action today and be prepared for the fights that await us.

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Our Take: Livestock Care Standards Board offers better approach

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Good public policy will allow Ohio farmers to continue provide safe, local foods and proper care for their animals.

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Our Take: Social media, community, and the future of engagement

Published Jun. 13, 2012

Social media has ushered in alternative methods of empowerment and organization. Now, we must pay attention and act upon the trends drawing the line between success and failure for businesses and organizations of the future.

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Our Take: The Agreement

Published Jul. 15, 2010

Integrity of the Livestock Care Standards Board was worth protecting.

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Our take: The undoing of HSUS

Published Mar. 12, 2010

The saying in politics is that if you’re explaining, you’re losing. As the grassroots uprising mounts against the Humane Society of the United States, the group is finding it has a lot of explaining to do.

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Outstanding Young Farmer finalists announced

Published Dec. 2, 2009

Three finalists competing for Ohio Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer

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Matt and Rachel Heimerl, OFBF's Melinda Witten and Kubota reps Steve Payn, Dan Jasper and Chris Lashley with the tractor

Outstanding Young Farmers awarded free use of Kubota tractor

Published May. 31, 2012

A Kubota M-series tractor was delivered Tuesday to Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Johnstown, who were named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2011 Outstanding Young Farmer Award this past winter.

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Palsgrove competes in Discussion Meet

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Cassandra Palsgrove of Fairfield County was Ohio’s state Discussion Meet winner and competed at the AFBF annual meeting.

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Chris Redfern (D), Kevin DeWine (R)

Party leaders offer opposing views on Town Hall Ohio

Published Mar. 11, 2010

Ohio’s acceptance of more than $8 billion in federal stimulus money is “not only wise, it’s appropriate,” said Chris Redfern, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. But Kevin DeWine, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, disagreed, saying that it does not solve the state’s future budget shortfalls.

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Passage of Great Lakes Compact bill policy success story for Farm Bureau members

Published Jun. 7, 2012

Gov. John Kasich recently signed legislation sponsored by Rep. Lynn Wachtmann that outlines state regulations on water withdrawals, which was the final implementing measure to the Great Lakes Compact.

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Passage to Success

Published Nov. 12, 2009

The American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting will be held in Seattle Jan. 10 to 13.

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Past Farm Bureau interns (l to r): Suzie McMullen, Matthew Cook, Caroline Weihl, Derek McCracken and Lauren Fehlan.

Past Farm Bureau interns recognized for accomplishments

Published Apr. 12, 2013

Last week five recent Ohio Farm Bureau interns were recognized for their achievements at the Kentucky Derby themed Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Recognition Banquet. They also were all prominently featured as part of the committee who planned and executed the elaborate event..

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OFBF Director of Energy Policy Dale Arnold

Patience, caution pays off for Ohio landowners on gas lease agreements

Published Feb. 24, 2011

In eastern Ohio, the big land rush is on, driven by natural gas and oil exploration. The payout for property owners who lease out their land can be huge or pitiful, depending on the terms of the lease.

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Ryan and Nikki McClure

Paulding County couple appointed to AFBF young farmer committee

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Ryan and Nikki McClure of Grover Hill were recently appointed by AFBF President Bob Stallman to serve on the organization’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.

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Peach joins Ohio Farm Bureau

Published Jan. 29, 2010

Brian Peach has been named vice president, organization for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).

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Peach named Farm Bureau vice president

Published Mar. 29, 2010

Brian Peach has been named vice president of organization for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

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Pearl Market seeking farmers and vendors

Published Mar. 26, 2009

The Pearl Market, set in downtown Columbus, is currently seeking farmers/growers and merchandise vendors for its 2009 Pearl Market Season.

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Pesticide use ?near water may need federal permit

Published Feb. 5, 2009

An appeals court has vacated an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that allowed pesticides to be applied to U.S. waters without a Clean Water Act permit.

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Sen. Bob Peterson takes the oath of office.

Peterson moves to Senate

Published Apr. 18, 2012

Former OFBF President Bob Peterson finds himself in a new leadership role.

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Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents Jim Petro, left, joined OFBF's Jack Fisher in a discussion about Ohio education.

Petro wants students to complete higher education

Published Jun. 13, 2012

As chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, Jim Petro has a one-word goal – completion. He would like to see students attending Ohio’s 37 universities and community colleges complete their credentials and degrees, whether they are a one-year certificate, two-year degree or four-year degree.

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Petzel named OFBF Vice President of Communications

Published Aug. 28, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), Ohio’s largest general farm organization, has named Patricia Petzel vice president of communications.

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Petzel named vice president of communications

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau recently named Pat Petzel vice president of communications.

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Rep. Steve Stivers addresses farmers and ag leaders during a visit to the farm of Farm Bureau member Norman Dresbach.

Pickaway County Farm Bureau hosts congressional visit

Published Feb. 15, 2012

Congressman Steve Stivers who currently represents Ohio’s 15th district comprising Madison, Union and parts of Franklin counties, is seeking re-election.

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Picnic on the farm

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau has created a new contest as part of this year’s membership campaign.

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OFBF's David White, director of commodity relations, bi-weekly blog.

Pigs, crates and consumers

Published Jan. 29, 2014

In his weekly blog, Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Commodity Relations David White discusses pork industry giants Smithfield and Tyson recently announcing plans to develop animal welfare improvements that include moving away from the practice of using gestation crates.

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