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County Farm Bureau Roundup - January, 2011

Published Jan. 17, 2011

Scholarships, hearty breakfasts, family fun, informational meetings on a wide variety of food and farm topics and even filling job openings make winter a busy season for Ohio's county Farm Bureaus. Here's the latest on what's happening in your neck of the woods.

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A community leadership conference is one of many Farm Bureau activities held throughout the state in the coming month.

County Farm Bureau Round-up October 2012

Published Oct. 17, 2012

As the weather turns cool and harvest wraps up, Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus continue to offer opportunities for members and nonmembers alike to gather, learn from one another and gain valuable insight to help themselves and their communities.

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Join Stark County Farm Bureau and others for Farm Tours and more this fall

County Farm Bureau Round-up - September 2011

Published Sep. 21, 2011

Fall farm tours, scholarship announcements, important informational meetings and more are found in the county blogs this month, as Ohio's county Farm Bureaus close out one program year and prepare for the next.

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Tom and Bev Theobold are just one of many Butler County Farm families telling their stories on our county blog pages.

County Farm Bureau Round-up - June 2011

Published Jun. 1, 2011

Ohio's county Farm Bureau are always active. The early summer months are no exception. Here's a quick look at what county Farm Bureaus are sharing on their blog pages at OFBF.org.

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Get caught up on all the latest events and activities across the state.

County Farm Bureau Round-up - January 2012

Published Jan. 5, 2012

The New Year is off to a quick start for Ohio's county Farm Bureaus. Catch up with what's happening in the farm and food world in your neck of the woods and beyond in this month's round-up.

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A large number of scholarships headline opportunities for county Farm Bureau members in February.

County Farm Bureau Round-up - February 2012

Published Jan. 31, 2012

Scholarships, Oil and Gas leasing informational meetings, more activities and events highlight Farm Bureau happenings for the month of February.

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This gentleman purchased a pygmy goat from Dry Run Acres Pygmy Goat Farm, featured in Butler County's diaries.

County Farm Bureau Round-up - Dec. 2010

Published Dec. 15, 2010

A quick look at what’s happening in county Farm Bureaus throughout the state.

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Some of Ohio's county Farm Bureau presidents visited the Korean Embassy on Monday (Photo by Lauren Fehlan)

County Farm Bureau Presidents Travel to Washington for 66th year

Published Mar. 5, 2012

Local Farm Bureau leaders taking grassroots messages to Capitol Hill from members back home.

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County Farm Bureau Presidents return to Washington

Published Mar. 14, 2011

Ohio's county Farm Bureau Presidents take to Washington, D.C. for 65th time to share agriculture issues and concerns with Ohio lawmakers.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner met with county Farm Bureau presidents in D.C. for the 21st year

County Farm Bureau Presidents prepare to meet legislators in D.C.

Published Mar. 6, 2012

Day two of the annual county Farm Bureau Presidents Trip to Washington, D.C. was a busy one for attendees, as they prepared for Wednesday's in-office visits with their lawmakers.

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Ohio's county Farm Bureau presidents ascended Capitol Hill to meet their legislators.

County Farm Bureau presidents meet with legislators on Capitol Hill

Published Mar. 8, 2012

After being fully briefed on the latest issues, and having heard from a number of Ohio's Congressional delegation, it was Ohio's county Farm Bureau presidents' turn to talk on Wednesday, as they met face-to-face in the offices of their lawmakers.

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District 1 OFBF Trustee Keith Truckor welcomed county presidents to Washington, D.C. on Monday.

County Farm Bureau Presidents bringing Ohio agriculture to Capitol Hill

Published Mar. 9, 2010

For the 64th year, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s county presidents are visiting Washington, D.C. to discuss agricultural issues with their lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

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Photo courtesy of Mercer County Farm Bureau.

County Farm Bureau News

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Updates from Mercer, Delaware and Wayne County Farm Bureaus.

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Shelby County Farm Bureau received $500 to implement its school garden project.

County Farm Bureau nets grant to help kids grow school garden

Published Mar. 23, 2011

Shelby County Farm Bureau received a $500 mini-grant from the White-Reinhardt Fund For Education to help local elementary school children grow their own school garden.

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County Farm Bureau membership kick-off event dates set

Published Dec. 18, 2013

County Farm Bureau membership kick-offs will begin early in 2014. If you’ve never been to one of these events, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Find the dates for each county here.

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Pat O'Brien Chevrolet Truck with banners at the

County Farm Bureau and Local GM dealership work together for their community

Published Feb. 23, 2012

When the new $500 General Motors discount for Ohio Farm Bureau members was recently announced, Pat O’Brien Chevrolet reached out to partner with the Medina County Farm Bureau. The partnership has resulted in up to a $5,000 assist to the local community through the “Farmers Feed Our Needs” program.

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Darke Co. Farm Bureau with their CAE display at the AFBF annual meeting

County Activities of Excellence Awards application now available

Published Jun. 27, 2012

Applications are available for county Farm Bureaus to enter the County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program. The CAE recognizes up to 25 successful county Farm Bureau programs from across the nation.

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Wayne County Farm Bureau volunteers showcasing their CAE award winning program at the 2013 AFBF Annual Meeting.

County Activities of Excellence Awards application now available

Published Jun. 20, 2013

Applications are available for county Farm Bureaus to enter American Farm Bureau’s County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program.

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Counties recognized for local programs

Published Dec. 16, 2010

The exceptional work of county Farm Bureau volunteers was recognized during the County Achievement Awards program at OFBF’s annual meeting.

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Council report aims to boost local, nutritious foods

Published Sep. 24, 2009

The Ohio Food Policy Council released its progress report that sets final recommendations and goals to help improve the local food system in Ohio and advance access to healthy food.

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COSI on Wheels

Published Mar. 12, 2009

'Agriculture Adventures' wraps up successful run

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Coshocton County Farm Bureau invests in future of farming

Published Mar. 29, 2010

Agriculture education students at River View High School in Coshocton County have a unique opportunity to learn how to produce and market a quality product thanks in part to a partnership with a county Farm Bureau.

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Coshocton County couple works to feed a need

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Through OFBF’s “Farmers Feed Our Needs” campaign, farmers are combining with partners to help hungry and less fortunate Ohioans.

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Corn growers question high food costs

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Ohio farm and renewable fuel groups have fired back at food manufacturers who have pinned rising grocery prices on corn-based ethanol.

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Conversation to explore all sides of food production Sept. 16

Published Aug. 23, 2011

Farmers of all types and production methods, consumer opinion leaders and food writers, food processors, restaurateurs, food retailers and others are invited to gather again for a tour of two north-central Ohio farms that will explore the factors that led them down very unique paths.

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A trip to American Farm Bureau's annual meeting in Hawaii is one of many rewards for contest winners.

Contests provide opportunity to tell your farm story

Published May. 25, 2011

Young Agricultural Professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 are reminded of upcoming deadlines for Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals’ contests.

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Shelby Brammel, left, Rachel Heimerl, right

Contests offer experience for young professionals

Published Jun. 13, 2012

A little knowledge, confidence and passion are all Ohio Farm Bureau members need to start participating in the organization’s Young Agricultural Professionals contests.

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Victoria Deam of the Kountry Buddies 4-H Club explains how she cares for her dairy heifer.

Contest draws dozens of positive farm-made videos

Published Oct. 14, 2010

Vote online by Oct. 28 for your favorite of 43 "Because I Care" videos by Ohio farmers, county Farm Bureaus, youth and other ag organizations. The winner will receive $1,000.

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Conservation program would help Western Lake Erie

Published Aug. 12, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau is supporting a new federal conservation program that would fund conservation measures to reduce sediment and nutrient loading into Lake Erie.

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Conservation advocate Josh Knights (left) joined Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher in a conversation on 'Town Hall Ohio.'.

Conservation group’s director discusses partnerships with farmers

Published Sep. 20, 2013

Josh Knights discussed the work of The Nature Conservancy.

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Conservation Farm Family Award Nominations Sought

Published Mar. 4, 2011

Nominations now being accepted for 2011 Conservation Farm Family Awards, which recognize Ohio farm families doing an outstanding job managing natural and human resources in meeting production and conservation goals.

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Kristy Watters describers her experience at AgriPOWER Class VI session two in her blog.

Connecting and network developing

Published Aug. 26, 2014

Day one of AgriPOWER VI session two was a crash course in how to get your message out and be heard. Dan Toland from Wilt PR and Callie Wells from Ohio Farm Bureau gave overviews of social and visual media while Melanie Wilt from Wilt PR and Joe Cornely from Ohio Farm Bureau presented on structuring the message and making it digestible for the masses. We all know that what we say is important, but how you say it may be even more so if you want to be heard. The group ended the day with a delicious meal and tour of Troutman Vineyards just minutes from Wooster.

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Conklin cleared of animal abuse

Published Jul. 15, 2010

After viewing an unedited video of a dairy farmer caught up in an animal cruelty case, a Union County Grand Jury has cleared Gary Conklin of wrongdoing.

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Congress working toward farm bill, continuing resolution, waterways bill

Published Sep. 26, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau is tracking many issues at the federal level that could impact farmers, and three of them have new developments: Farm Bill, Continuing Resolution and Water Resources Reform and Development Act. Here are brief updates on each of these issues.

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Congress passes Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Published May. 23, 2014

Congress this week passed the $12 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), paving the way for funding of water infrastructure projects nationwide. WRRDA will fund improvements to the nation’s ports, channels, locks, dams and other infrastructure that support waterways transportation. Ohio is ranked 13th in the nation for exports.

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Conference set for young adults involved in agriculture

Published Jan. 22, 2010

Young people ages 18 to 35 who work in Ohio agriculture are invited to join Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Young Agricultural Professionals for a weekend of personal and professional development during the group’s Leadership Conference March 12 to 13 in Dublin, Ohio.

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Conference set for young adults involved in agriculture

Published Feb. 22, 2010

Young people ages 18 to 35 who work in Ohio agriculture are invited to join OFBF’s Young Agricultural Professionals for a weekend of personal and professional development during the group’s Leadership Conference March 12 to 13 in Dublin. The theme is “Be an ‘Agvocate’: Speak Up for Agriculture.”

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Concerns continues over estate tax increase

Published Sep. 9, 2010

Unless Congress acts this year, the federal estate tax, commonly called the “death tax,” is scheduled to increase to 55 percent with a $1 million exemption at the beginning of 2011.

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The "Home Grown in Darke County" series helped build appreciation for local farms and foods.

Community outreach programs earn top honor

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The Darke and Medina County Farm Bureaus have been named winners in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s County Activities of Excellence program and will be exhibiting their programs at the 2012 AFBF annual meeting in Hawaii.

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Local communities spoke up to let Extension administration know that they value 4-H Youth Development programs.

Communities finding ways to save local Extension programs

Published Dec. 18, 2012

As local governments look at budgets for the next year, several county Extension programs are facing complete cuts in funding. But communities that have faced similar fates overcame the challenges to maintain their Extension programs through a local tax levy.

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Former U.S. Rep Charlie Stenholm (I) talks with OFBF President Brent Porteus on OFBF's radio show Town Hall Ohio.

Communication and Consumer Education

Published Dec. 23, 2009

Communication and Consumer Education to Forge a Partnership between Farmers and Consumers

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Communicating with consumers

Published Dec. 23, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau continues to promote and enhance its statewide communications products.

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Many farmers are exploring cover crops as a way to build soil and reduce nutrient runoff.

Common questions about water issues

Published Sep. 17, 2014

Addressing SB 150, manure, fertilizer certification classes and more

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Reps. Bill Batchelder, left, and Vernon Sykes discuss plans to modernize the state's constitution.

Commission to review possible changes to Ohio Constitution

Published Mar. 21, 2012

The constitutional review process typically lasts several years. While the topics have not been determined yet, both the co-chairs believe the commission will address redistricting, term limits, home rule, judicial elections, taxes and citizen initiated changes to the constitution.

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Comments being sought on new deer hunting regulations

Published Feb. 11, 2013

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife has proposed several changes to Ohio hunting regulations including a plan to replace deer zones with county bag limits. Other proposals include an extension of deer hunting hours and a new deer muzzleloader season.

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Commentary: 7 reasons why we need Cooperative Extension in the 21st century

Published Mar. 23, 2011

This commentary comes from Jim Langcuster, author of the blog Mission Extension. We’d love to hear your thoughts on why Cooperative Extension matters. Post them at www.facebook.com/ohiofarmbureau. You can read Langcuster’s blog at missionextension.wordpress.com.

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Comment period extended for Food Safety Modernization Act rules

Published Aug. 20, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has extended the comment period to Nov. 15 for the produce safety rule and the preventive controls for human food rule which implement the Food Safety Modernization Act. Ohio Farm Bureau is in the process of drafting comments and is interested in members’ concerns regarding these proposed rules.

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Jan. 15, 2009

The February episode of Ohio Farm and Country will start airing on Sunday, Feb. 1 on Ohio News Network (ONN) and may be seen throughout the entire month.

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Ohio Farm and Country in March will share stories of people telling their stories.

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Apr. 16, 2009

The May Ohio Farm and Country show will look at the current energy situation in Ohio and the prospect of the Buckeye state becoming a hub of green energy development.

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