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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.
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.
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.
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.
Spending, livestock issues lead Washington talks
Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas, Fairfield, Butler, Hamilton, Adams, Brown, Clermont
Fairfield, Logan, Marion, Northwest region
Northeast, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Highland, Van Wert, Jefferson
Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas, Pickaway, Putnam, Butler, Wyandot
Guernsey, Fairfield and Miami County Farm Bureaus
Harrison, Putnam and Morgan County Farm Bureaus
Fairfield, Delaware and Stark County Farm Bureaus
Medina, Mercer and Stark County Farm Bureaus.
Perry, Stark, Huron, Hocking County Farm Bureaus and the Southeast Region.
Morgan, Pike and Clark County Farm Bureaus
Guernsey County Farm Bureau blooming in membership; Operation: FarmSafe; Biomass big issue in Belmont County;
If you’ve never been to a county Farm Bureau membership kickoff, there are a number of them to be had throughout the state.
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.
During county Farm Bureau annual meetings, local farmers gather to take action on the issues facing their communities.
With the primary elections over, county Farm Bureaus are planning open seat screenings for races across the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
County Farm Bureau members take the lead in helping to meet food needs in both Fulton and Mahoning County.
The goal of a partnership between farmers and consumers became a reality for the Hocking County Farm Bureau.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scholarships, Oil and Gas leasing informational meetings, more activities and events highlight Farm Bureau happenings for the month of February.
A quick look at what’s happening in county Farm Bureaus throughout the state.
Local Farm Bureau leaders taking grassroots messages to Capitol Hill from members back home.
Ohio's county Farm Bureau Presidents take to Washington, D.C. for 65th time to share agriculture issues and concerns with Ohio lawmakers.
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.
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.
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.
Updates from Mercer, Delaware and Wayne County Farm Bureaus.
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.
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.