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.
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- Updates from Ohio Farm Bureau's 95th Annual Meeting
- Agriculture really is cool!
- Farm bill negotiations underway, Brown outlines priorities
- Important things to know for the 95th OFBF annual meeting
- Students invited to learn more about political process through Capitol Challenge
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Remarks from OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher at the 94th annual meeting
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.
With 125 yards of fleece and more than 7,000 knots, the Wyandot Wranglers Farm Bureau Youth has put Warmth Where Needed in Wyandot County. Members of the group made 25 fleece blankets that were donated to the county sheriff's department to be given to children and adults who could use the warmth and comfort of a blanket.
Wyandot County Farm Bureau was the People’s Choice winner in this year’s “Growing a Masterpiece” art exhibit. Ohio Farm Bureau sponsors the contest, which asks local Farm Bureaus to develop artistic representations of agriculture in their county.
The “Because I Care” video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animals Issues, gave Ohio farmers, county Farm Bureaus, youth agricultural organizations and other ag-related groups an opportunity to fight back against negative Internet videos about animal agriculture.
Since 2008, Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute training program has been developing future advocates for agriculture.
Ohio farmers found value in social media through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in 2010, making sure agriculture's voice was heard in important issues as conversations took place on the Web.
Ohio Farm Bureau offered conferences for Farm Bureau youth during the summer months.
Following last year’s successful Issue 2 campaign to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, Ohio Farm Bureau worked with lawmakers in 2010 to support the enabling legislation that was required for the board to begin its work.
Ohio Farm Bureau teamed up with Bob Evans, The Velvet Ice Cream Company, National Tractor Pullers Association and the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association.
Shipping container rule, food safety, humane officer training, water regulations, hunting program
Ohio Farm Bureau is a federation of county Farm Bureaus representing all 88 counties. The organization’s current membership stands at 214,331. Nearly 60,000 of those members are farmers who each get one vote on the organization’s policies.
Farm Bureau members are innovative and action oriented, and each year the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) sponsors the County Activities of Excellence program to recognize county Farm Bureaus for outstanding work.
Because of the hard work of Farm Bureau and its members to engage politicians, no matter which candidate or party is elected to office, the importance of agriculture to Ohio continues to be recognized.
Ohio Farm Bureau members have a number of benefits available to them ranging from money savings to property protection.
OFBF was pleased with an Ohio Supreme Court decision, which had implications for property rights and farmland preservation, as it protected the ability of local governments to manage growth.
Ohio Farm Bureau always works to ensure agricultural information is in Ohio’s classrooms. In 2010, outreach to Ohio’s teachers continued.
Greg and Rose Hartschuh became the faces of the new “I am Farm Bureau” campaign aimed at dispelling myths of the organization being “big agriculture,” and providing a way for Farm Bureau members to stand up, speak out, correct information and tell the stories of who they really are.
When reporters want to talk to farmers, Ohio Farm Bureau works both sides of the connection, assisting farmers in preparing for their interviews and helping reporters understand the issues.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and Animals for Life Foundation both awarded grants this year.
Ann Frederick, a Hamilton County Farm Bureau member, writes a guest column for her fellow horse owners.
In the summer of 2008, Ohio Farm Bureau staff considered what needed to be included in a redesign of an OFBF.org website that, in terms of Internet standards, was stuck in 1998. Sitting atop that list was the voice of the Ohio Farm Bureau member.
In this blog, AgriPOWER Class V graduate Callie Wells explains how “You win with people” as a participant in AgriPOWER.
Ohio Farm Bureau is looking for the top young agricultural professionals in the state to apply for the following contests.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Agricultural Professionals program is accepting applications for its annual Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience program.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Young Agricultural Professionals program is accepting applications for the 2012 Outstanding Young Farmer and Excellence in Agriculture contests. Entry forms are due Aug. 17.
An emphasis was put on giving back and getting involved at the Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Young Agricultural Professionals Leadership Conference, held March 9-10 in Columbus. Donations were made to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry. Workshops aloso were held.
More than two dozen Young Agriculture Professionals got an up close look at the political process when they visited the nation’s capital last month.
About 30 young agricultural professionals, Ohio Farm Bureau staff and board members went on the three-day trip in September to learn how the political process works in D.C.
Young agricultural professionals will take a walk on the wild side this summer with an excursion to the Columbus Zoo.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals program is now accepting applications for its Advisory Team.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals program is seeking individuals 18-35 who are interested in pursuing new opportunities offered by several annual competitions. Up for grabs--a trip to Hawaii.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) recently sent about 30 young people, staff and state board members to Washington, D.C. on the Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) annual trip where they participated in the Farm Bill Now rally and to learned about the United States political process.
Several young agricultural professionals recently earned recognition through their success in Farm Bureau competitions.
Ohio teens are invited to join together for a unique set of summer leadership conferences sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau.
The goal of Farm Bureau’s youth program hasn’t changed much – to provide youths with important life skills, find future ag leaders and build relationships. Today, with young people being involved in so many activities, Farm Bureau is looking at ways to make the most of its youth programs
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation commends Governor-elect Kasich's selection of Jim Zehringer to serve as director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director James Zehringer, in celebration of National Agriculture Week, announced the department’s commitment to promoting economic development in the state by declaring “Ohio’s doors are wide open for agribusiness”.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich appoints Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Jim Zehringer as new Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Dr. Tony Forshey, state veterinarian, to serve as interim director of ODA.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Leadership Conference will be held Aug. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.
The Ohio Expositions Commission presented four fifth-grade students from across the state with a $500 check and two teachers with $2,500 classroom grants from Ohio’s agricultural commodity groups as winners of the “Agriculture is Cool” scholarship and grant competitions.
The 2012 general election is quickly approaching, with many still searching for information to assist them in making their voting decisions. 'Town Hall Ohio', Ohio Farm Bureau’s weekly radio show, has had several election related shows this fall, full of great information to think about before Election Day including discussion of voting in Ohio, discussion with Ohio's U.S. Senate candidates Brown and Mandel and a debate on Issue 2.