Over the last few years Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Ag Professionals Winter Leadership Experience conference has been growing at a rapid rate. Three years ago there was 150 attendees, last year 280 and this year 540! The conference was buzzing with energy from the growth and for the top notch agenda. Below you will find photos, messages and videos from the conference. To learn more about the YAP program visit the Facebook Page or subscribe to receive emails.
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If you’ve never attended a county annual meeting, it’s a perfect opportunity to see Farm Bureau in action, to connect with others who believe in the way of life agriculture provides and to give your input on how Farm Bureau can find common ground that benefits you and your community.
Remarks from OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher at the 94th annual meeting
OFBF’s Director of State Policy Brandon Kern testified recently about the need for Ohio’s agricultural sales tax exemption to stay intact. Part of the legislative process is to periodically review tax exemptions to see if changes should be made.
The Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is changing the way it bills for workers’ compensation coverage to better serve Ohio employers.
Livestock care issues have been receiving a lot of attention in Ohio recently. But OFBF has continued to represent its members on a host of other issues.
Town Hall Ohio, the award-winning public affairs radio program produced by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), has been added to the programming lineup of WNCO-AM in Ashland.
Anticipation that has gripped Ohio’s farm community for months recently culminated in a conference room when a dairy farmer took the microphone, stood up among 600 of his peers and declared, “We are going to win this. We are going to win.”
When heavy snow meets fierce winds even the best-engineered buildings can collapse. That’s why it’s important to be adequately insured for this type of peril.
Show how you are connected to Ohio agriculture in a short video for a chance at $500 or $1,000. Contest submissions accepted Sept. 30 – Oct. 14
In February, the National Wildlife Federation aired a commercial on Toledo radio stations that placed blame for algal blooms solely on farmers. Their message did not go unchallenged. Below is Ohio Farm Bureau's response to Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of NWF.
Senate Bill 310, also known as the wild and dangerous animals bill, has moved to the Ohio House after being approved by a vote of 30-1 in the Ohio Senate April 25.
If you think it’s always clear who owns the mineral rights to a piece of land, you might want to think again. With the explosion in oil and natural gas drilling, some of those mineral rights could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to the owner.
After studying State Issue 1, which will appear on the May ballot, Ohio Farm Bureau’s board of trustees is encouraging a “Yes” vote. Here’s some background on the issue so you can make an informed decision.
At a time when all the world’s information can fit in your pocket, the rules for remaining relevant to your customers are quickly changing. Whether you’re using social media to agvocate or to try to do business, how do you rise above the noise?
AgriPOWER Institute graduate Jenny Cox gives you six reasons to apply for AgriPOWER Class VI.
Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Corporate Communications Joe Cornely discusses how Ohio Farm Bureau isn't something but a bunch of somebodies using a local news story of a Hocking County Farm Bureau policy meeting as an example.
More Ohio farmers finding social media fruitful in engaging a non-farming public.
American Farm Bureau said the 297-page final rule, which goes into effect 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register, broadened the scope of protected waters to include small streams and wetlands.
The state legislature is fast-tracking legislation dealing with water quality issues. This week the Senate passed a bill that would ban the application of fertilizer and livestock manure to frozen, snow-covered and saturated ground in the Western Lake Erie Basin. The House is working on a similar bill.
Members of the agriculture community are using social media as a rapid and influential way to connect and share information with both those within and outside of traditional agricultural circles.
Ohio Farm Bureau Board Trustee Roger Baker was in Washington, D.C. listening to a House panel discussion about the causes of the harmful algal blooms (HABs) on Lake Erie when his ears perked up.
In the July/August edition of Our Ohio magazine, we asked consumers to give us their thoughts on new Food and Drug Administration produce rules intended to improve safety. In the end, more than 150 people filled out our survey and many submitted additional comments describing their concerns.
Does Issue 2 fit in Ohio's Constitution?
Simply put, the answer is "Yes."
There a number of reasons why Ohioans should vote “Yes” for Issue 2. It ensures safe, quality, locally grown food, strong family farms and excellent care for animals.