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Paul Davidson

Davidson elected to Ohio Farm Bureau board

Published May. 25, 2011

Paul Davidson of Newark has been elected to the OFBF board of trustees. He will represent OFBF members in Coshocton, Holmes, Knox and Licking counties.

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Date set for 2009 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium

Published Nov. 6, 2009

- Health management programs for sheep and goat producers will be the primary focus of the 2009 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium Dec. 12 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture Bromfield Building, 8995 East Main Street, in Reynoldsburg.

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In addition to damage permits, OFBF policy calls for numerous methods to reduce the deer herd. Phot by iStockphoto.com

Damage Report

Published Feb. 5, 2009

There's a long way to go to control ?the deer herd, but complaining is a start

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AFBF's chief economist said the pork industry is facing challenges that will fundamentally alter it.

Dairy, pork industries hit hard, slowly starting to recover

Published Dec. 17, 2009

Both the U.S. dairy and pork industries need to drastically reduce the number of cattle and hogs in order to raise prices and have production be more in balance with demand, ag economists said.

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Dairy debate

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Researcher's findings could rile raw milk advocates

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D.C. adventure with OFBF AgriPower VI

Published Oct. 2, 2014

AgriPOWER Class VI member Rachael Vonderhaar blogs about her exciting, jammed pack trip to D.C full of networking and learning.

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Cuyahoga Horse Owners Reach Out

Published Aug. 12, 2010

The Cuyahoga County Equine Advisory Committee is comprised of individuals who come from various backgrounds, but who all share a love of horses. The committee is fervent in sharing its passion with others.

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David Fikes, VP of consumer/community affairs & communications for the Food Marketing Institute speaking to OLC.

Customers: Empowered, Informed, Entitled

Published Sep. 11, 2013

In this blog, Dr. Leah C. Dorman, Ohio Farm Bureau director of food programs, discusses what she and other attendees of the Ohio Livestock Coalition Annual Meeting learned about sharing their story with empowered, informed and entitled customers.

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Rye is often used as a cover crop

CTIC Seeks Ohio farmers to demonstrate Cover Crops

Published Aug. 21, 2009

The Conservation Technology Information Center is looking for Ohio farmers who are interested in cover crops to participate in its “Using Cover Crops to Facilitate the Transition to Continuous No-Till,” project.

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Joy Mench

Creative thinking can improve animal care

Published Apr. 20, 2011

Joy Mench, an animal scientist from the University of California, Davis presented a model that divided animal care considerations into three categories:
Mind – Feelings such as pain, fear and frustration;
Nature – Species-specific behavior; and Body – Animal health and physiology.

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Hord sharing his story with CU Lead and local high school students

Crawford County farm works to reach out to community

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Recently Pat Hord, the company’s CEO, partnered with Ohio Farm Bureau in an educational program for his employees to continue that outreach.

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The Hartschuhs spend a lot of time together in the tractor.

Crawford County Farm Couple wins “I am Farm Bureau” contest

Published Jun. 29, 2010

Rose and Greg Hartschuh of Crawford County have been selected as winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s I Am Farm Bureau contest. The grain and dairy farming couple won the contest by receiving the most online votes among five finalists on the I am Farm Bureau contest website.

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Greg and Rose Harstchuh received the most online votes.

Crawford County Farm Couple wins 'I am Farm Bureau' contest

Published Jul. 16, 2010

Rose and Greg Hartschuh of Crawford County have been selected as winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s ‘I Am Farm Bureau’ contest.

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Alan and Kristin Hudson, Hudson Farms

Court victory for Maryland family poultry farmers

Published Jan. 3, 2013

A federal court judge in Maryland ruled in late December in favor of Perdue Farms’ poultry grower Hudson Farms in a case filed against them by the Waterkeeper Alliance, which failed to prove the poultry growers violated the Clean Water Act by polluting the Pocomoke River.

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Court ruling could impact conservation, CAUV

Published Sep. 6, 2011

An Ohio appeals court is considering if Ohio’s Constitution allows landowners to seek Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) for land enrolled in federal retirement or conservation programs.

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Court affirms right to farm policy in Ohio

Published Aug. 23, 2011

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed with a Mahoning County winery’s argument that it is exempt from local zoning regulations. The ruling not only benefits the northeast Ohio winery but the entire agriculture industry.

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County Young Ag Professionals groups taking off

Published Jun. 4, 2014

For many years one or two statewide events for Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) represented most of the opportunities specifically for Farm Bureau members ages 18-35. Now many county level YAP groups are beginning to form or to become established parts of their county Farm Bureau’s programming.

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Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau President Jerry Lahmers, Sheriff Walt Wilson

County rewards $2,500

Published Jun. 11, 2010

The Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau recently presented a $2,500 reward check to a county resident for his help in capturing a person who stole a vehicle belonging to Shook Auto Inc. of New Philadelphia.

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County programs receive recognition

Published Sep. 10, 2009

While county Farm Bureau volunteers were busy gearing up for the Issue 2 campaign and the next year of programming, the 2009 Leadership Conference was also a time to recognize outstanding achievements over the past year.

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County programs receive national accolades

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Mercer County’s Grand Lake Agriculture Leadership Program and Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties’ Leadership Education and Development program (LEAD) were recognized in AFBF’s County Activities of Excellence program.

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County Farm Bureau presidents, shown here leaving Capitol Hill, met with lawmakers on a variety of federal issues.

County Presidents' Trip

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Spending, livestock issues lead Washington talks

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County News

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas, Fairfield, Butler, Hamilton, Adams, Brown, Clermont

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County News

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Fairfield, Logan, Marion, Northwest region

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Centenarian shares Farm Bureau history. Photo courtesy Mahoning County Farm Bureau

County News

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Mahoning, Seneca

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A jump start to membership. Photo by Lynn Snyder

County News

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Northeast, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Highland, Van Wert, Jefferson

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Photo courtesy of Fairfield County Farm Bureau

County News

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Fairfield, Washington

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A staged accident and response teaches third-graders about ATV safety. Photo by Putnam County Farm Bureau

County News

Published May. 14, 2009

Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas, Pickaway, Putnam, Butler, Wyandot

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County News

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Guernsey, Fairfield and Miami County Farm Bureaus

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Photo courtsey of Putnam County Farm Bureau

County News

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Harrison, Putnam and Morgan County Farm Bureaus

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County News

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Fairfield, Delaware and Stark County Farm Bureaus

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Photo by Mercer County Farm Bureau

County News

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Medina, Mercer and Stark County Farm Bureaus.

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OFBF's Southeast Region Ambassador Club

County News

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Perry, Stark, Huron, Hocking County Farm Bureaus and the Southeast Region.

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County News

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Morgan, Pike and Clark County Farm Bureaus

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Guernsey County Farm Bureau Vice President Bryson Wakeley at the Guernsey County Home, Garden and Business Show.

County News

Published Apr. 19, 2010

Guernsey County Farm Bureau blooming in membership; Operation: FarmSafe; Biomass big issue in Belmont County;

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Farm Bureau members enjoying Franklin County's Kickoff last year.

County Kickoffs show spirit, value of Farm Bureau membership

Published Jan. 11, 2013

If you’ve never been to a county Farm Bureau membership kickoff, there are a number of them to be had throughout the state.

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County FB talks free trade with EU agriculture counselor in Cleveland

Published Apr. 24, 2014

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau President Tom Kaskey couldn’t figure out why he was asked to attend a talk about free trade in Cleveland until the speech ended. The speaker, a European Union trade negotiator, stepped from the podium and asked for a private conversation with county and state Farm Bureau members.

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County annual meetings are an important step in Ohio Farm Bureau's policy process. Click video to learn more.

County Farm Bureaus to vote on policies

Published Jul. 16, 2010

During county Farm Bureau annual meetings, local farmers gather to take action on the issues facing their communities.

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County Farm Bureaus to screen political candidates

Published Apr. 4, 2012

With the primary elections over, county Farm Bureaus are planning open seat screenings for races across the state.

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Students learning about agriculture at Seneca County Farm Bureau's 'Our Ohio... Your Backyard' program.

County Farm Bureaus teach young people about agriculture

Published Apr. 17, 2013

Farm Bureau members across the state are passionate about bringing awareness of agriculture to students who do not live on a farm. Some ways they do this includes in-class demonstrations, using technology for distance learning or hosting field trips for students. Here are two examples of recent agricultural awareness programs with schools.

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County Farm Bureaus support 4-H, FFA programs

Published Nov. 20, 2012

While not every county could put a dollar value on their activities, we tallied at least $200,000 that county Farm Bureaus were contributing locally.

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Fairfield County and Fulton County Farm Bureau members display their projects during AFBF's annual meeting.

County Farm Bureaus recognized for outstanding programming

Published Feb. 24, 2011

Fairfield and Funton County Farm Bureaus were recognized by American Farm Bureau for innovative new program ideas in the 2011 County Activities of Excellence program. They were among 15 local Farm Bureaus selected nationally to share their successful efforts in an exhibit at AFBF’s annual meeting.

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County Farm Bureaus recognized for excellence

Published Dec. 13, 2011

The exceptional work of county Farm Bureau volunteers was recognized through County Achievement Awards presented during Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in Columbus.

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Gail Lierer (Butler), Cy Prettyman (Marion), Mike Yoder (Tuscarawas), Jayne Wallace (Harrison) & John Davis (Carroll)

County Farm Bureaus receive awards for outstanding programming

Published Aug. 11, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) recognized county Farm Bureaus for their outstanding activities and achievements during the past year at the organization’s annual leadership conference held in Columbus Aug. 10 and 11.

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Fulton County Farm Bureau volunteers bag carrots that were donated to Ohio food banks.

County Farm Bureaus provide for those in need

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Farmers and Farm Bureau members have the reputation of being there when people are in need, and members in Fulton and Seneca counties put forth an extra effort to do just that.

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Sheriff Tim Bailey, reward recipient Steven Mattix and Ohio Farm Bureau Regional Supervisor Connie Ward.

County Farm Bureaus present $2,500 rewards

Published Feb. 12, 2013

Several reward checks have been presented recently to individuals for providing information to law enforcement agencies that led to the arrest and convictions of those committing felony acts while on the property of Farm Bureau members.

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County Farm Bureaus invited to enter horticulture competition

Published Apr. 13, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau will be holding a horticulture competition open to all county Farm Bureaus during the 2012 Ohio State Fair. The competition provides an opportunity to showcase agriculture in each of Ohio’s 88 counties through its theme, “Agriculture in our backyard.”

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Volunteers help harvest a field of watermelons, which were later donated to a food bank.

County Farm Bureaus help meet food needs

Published Oct. 15, 2010

County Farm Bureau members take the lead in helping to meet food needs in both Fulton and Mahoning County.

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The Hocking County Farm Bureau helped start the Hocking Hills Farmers Market in Logan.

County Farm Bureaus help launch farmers markets

Published Jun. 10, 2010

The goal of a partnership between farmers and consumers became a reality for the Hocking County Farm Bureau.

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Cooking classes are often among Grow and Know events.

County Farm Bureaus are engaging people through Grow and Know events

Published Jun. 13, 2012

There is a different story to tell about agriculture in each of Ohio’s 88 counties, and many county Farm Bureaus are telling their story by holding “Grow and Know” events.

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County Farm Bureau working for higher levels of safety

Published Jun. 27, 2013

Farming can be very dangerous, and farmers are looking for ways to be proactive about safety for themselves and their families. Recently, Highland County Farm Bureau worked in conjunction with the Highland County Fire Chief’s Association and Emergency Response Personnel to provide local fire departments proper equipment and training needed for grain bin rescues.

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