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Answering questions about H1N1

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureauís Center for Food and Animal Issues recently issued a briefing to help farmers address the H1N1 influenza virus.

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Annual Meeting Dates and Locations - July and August

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Annual Meeting Dates and Locations - July and August

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Animals make our lives better

Published Feb. 25, 2014

The Animals for Life Foundation celebrates the human animal bond, and in this blog, David White talks about that bond, the foundation and its upcoming Forum.

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Animals for Life foundation selects Recipients of 2013 Grants

Published Aug. 12, 2013

The Animals for Life Foundation (AFL) has selected 11 projects and programs related to the human-animal bond that will be awarded grant funding during the 2013 fiscal year.

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Individuals and organizations may now make financial contributions to the Animals for Life Foundation online.

Animals for Life Foundation now accepting online donations

Published Jun. 23, 2011

Continuing to grow its ability to increase public acceptance & recognition that animals bring value to human life in a number of ways for a number of reasons, the AFL Foundation recently upgraded its website for individuals and organizations to make financial donations at the click of a mouse.

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Animals For Life Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

Published Jun. 21, 2010

The Animals for Life Foundation, which was created last year to increase public acceptance and understanding of human-animal interdependency, has just made available its first-ever Request for Proposals (RFPs).

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Animals for Life Foundation now accepting grant applications

Published Apr. 4, 2011

RFP applications will be considered that help the Foundation further develop and implement its vision and mission -- to increase public acceptance and understanding of human-animal interdependency and achieve public recognition that animals bring value to human life.

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Animals for Life Foundation now accepting grant applications

Published Apr. 19, 2011

Interested parties have until July 1 to complete and submit their RFP application to the Foundation.

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George Stebbins, Andrew Wilson & Bill Patterson of Farm Credit deliver a $50,000 to AFL Foundation's David White

Animals for Life Foundation backed by Farm Credit

Published Dec. 8, 2010

During the Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís annual meeting in Columbus on December 2, board members of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, a $17 billion agriculture lending cooperative serving over 85,500 farmers and rural residents, presented a $50,000 donation to the Animals for Life Foundation.

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Animals for Life Foundation Awards Grants to Improve Human-Animal Bond

Published Aug. 8, 2011

The Animals for Life Foundation has approved more than $30,000 in grants for fiscal year 2011 projects that help improve the human-animal bond, including a therapy dog program for children with autism and a farm animal handling program for first responders.

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Animals for Life Foundation awards grants to improve human-animal bond

Published Sep. 6, 2011

The Animals for Life Foundation has approved more than $30,000 in grants in fiscal year 2011 projects that help improve the human-animal bond, including a therapy dog program for children with autism and a farm animal handling program for first responders.

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Animals for Life Foundation awards grants

Published Sep. 24, 2010

The Animals for Life Foundation recently awarded its first set of grants to develop and implement the Foundationís mission, vision and goals.

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Animals For Life Foundation Awards First Set of Grants

Published Sep. 14, 2010

The Animals for Life Foundation, which was created earlier this year, recently awarded its first set of grants.

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Animals for Life Foundation awards 2012 grants to improve human-animal bond

Published Aug. 15, 2012

The Animals for Life Foundation has approved more than $47,000 in grants for fiscal year 2012 projects that will help improve the human-animal bond, including equestrian and service dog programs to aid people living with disabilities along with a farm animal handling program for first responders.

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Animals for Life Foundation accepting grant proposals for 2012

Published Jan. 24, 2012

Animals for Life Foundation to award grants for programs/projects helping further develop and implement vision and mission of accepting and understanding human-animal interdependency and the value animals bring to human life.

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Animals for Life Foundation accepting donations

Published Feb. 5, 2010

OFBFís Animals for Life Foundation is now up and running and accepting donations.

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Grant proposal are being accepted until 5 p.m. on July 1.

Animals for Life Foundation accepting 2013 grant proposals

Published Jan. 18, 2013

The Animals for Life Foundation (AFL) is accepting grant proposals from organizations planning programs that promote its mission pillars of animal care, animal use and the human-animal bond.

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Animal release fuels debate

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The intentional release of lions, bears, tigers and other exotic species in rural Muskingum County has created significant public demand for new laws to control ownership of such animals. But the topic of wild and dangerous animals has been on Farm Bureauís agenda for several months.

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Animal panel belongs in Constitution

Published Oct. 29, 2009

Ohio House Republican Leader gives opinion on Issue 2.

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Animal Issues

Published Dec. 23, 2009

In 2009, Ohio Farm Bureau was a strong advocate for animal agriculture in the Buckeye State.

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Animal disease outbreak courses scheduled for January

Published Dec. 17, 2009

Training sessions will be held throughout Ohio in January to help communities prepare for an animal disease outbreak.

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Animal care issues could bring activists to farms

Published Nov. 12, 2009

With issues of livestock care being prominently debated in Ohio, farmers are reminded to be vigilant in taking measures to protect themselves from becoming the targets of undercover animal rights activists.

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A panel featuring the Animal Agriculture 202 speakers provided an open forum for first responders to ask questions.

Animal Agriculture 202 teaches 150 first-responders about livestock handling

Published Apr. 17, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio State University Extension teamed up to host more than 150 first-responders at the Animal Agriculture 202 seminar April 12. The daylong seminar trained attendees on the proper handling of large animals in times of crisis.

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Peggy Kirk Hall

Animal advocates, farmers both pushing for standards

Published Apr. 20, 2011

Between 2002 and 2009, animal advocacy groups were successful in establishing new animal care regulations in seven states. Since 2009, agricultural interests have backed the establishment animal care regulations in 11 states.

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An update on farm nutrient legislation

Published Dec. 19, 2013

On Nov. 20, the Senate Agriculture Committee heard testimony and accepted five amendments to Senate Bill 150, legislation to address nutrient management and water quality in Ohio but delayed a vote while more work is done.

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An Open Letter to Mr. Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of HSUS

Published Mar. 2, 2010

Congressman Zack Space, representing Ohio's 18th District, tells the Humane Society of the United States that when it comes to livestock care, Ohioans have already spoken.

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AgriPOWER class members visited American Farm Bureau's offices to learn about the lawmaking process.

An inside look at Washington

Published Feb. 12, 2013

Members of Ohio Farm Bureauís AgriPOWER class recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for their fifth session.

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Robert and Autumn Morrison won the use of a Kubota tractor through the Outstanding Young Farmer contest.

Among the best

Published Dec. 23, 2009

2009 was yet another award-winning year for the Ohio Farm Bureau and its county Farm Bureaus.

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Amid budget cuts, Extension moves ahead with reorganization

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Reduced funding forces layoffs, and more are projected

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American Farm Bureau urges Senate Ag Committee to move Farm Bill forward

Published Apr. 24, 2012

Numerous provisions of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s draft farm bill follow the American Farm Bureau Federation’s core principles for “rational, acceptable farm policy,” but there is room for adjustments to improve the legislation. American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman delivered that message to Senate Agriculture Committee leaders in a letter today following a meeting of the organization’s board of directors.

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American Farm Bureau Supports Halt to EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

Published Jan. 21, 2010

The American Farm Bureau Federation supports legislative efforts by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to stop an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

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American Farm Bureau makes recommendations on farm bill spending

Published Oct. 12, 2011

American Farm Bureau is asking Congress to spread farm bill cuts across key program areas. The organizationís proposal represents a balance of multiple commodity and regional interests.

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American Farm Bureau's Julie Ann Potts and Bob Stallman stopped by the Town Hall Ohio studio during a recent visit to Oh

American Farm Bureau leaders visit Ohio

Published Sep. 17, 2014

American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman and Executive Vice President Julie Anna Potts were recently in Ohio to meet with Ohio Farm Bureauís board of trustees, Ohio Farm Bureau staff and Nationwide leaders.

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American Farm Bureau backs Health Insurance Tax Credit

Published Sep. 22, 2009

Health insurance costs are an ongoing and significant expense for farmers and ranchers and must be reduced so that they do not burden farm and ranch businesses with costs they cannot afford, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman told members of the Senate Finance Committee.

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American Farm Bureau appeals Chesapeake Bay ruling

Published Oct. 15, 2013

The American Farm Bureau Federation took action to appeal a recent court decision that upheld the Environmental Protection Agencyís ďpollution dietĒ for the 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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From left, OFBF President Steve Hirsch, First Vice President Sparky Weilnau and state trustee Keith Truckor.

American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting: Farmers develop national policy

Published Feb. 15, 2012

As Congress prepares to write a new farm bill, farmers at American Farm Bureauís annual meeting laid out a plan to preserve the core purpose of the federal legislation while recognizing the nationís fiscal situation.

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American Farm Bureau acquires leading events, publications

Published Aug. 14, 2013

The purchase includes five IDEAg branded farm shows Ė Minnesota Farmfest, Dakotafest, Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Northern Illinois Farm Show and the IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference. The business also publishes Feed & Grain Magazine and Case IHís Farm Forum magazine.

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Pat Hord says its not the size of his farm, but a passion for feeding people that motivates his family.

All ideas needed to address food production challenges

Published Oct. 12, 2011

If nothing else, the nationís ongoing discussion about food production has revealed the complexity of issues relating to economic, environmental and social sustainability.

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Alert system guards against metal theft

Published Mar. 26, 2009

OFBF is continuing to explore ways it can work with the scrap metal industry and local law enforcement to address farmersí concerns over metal theft.

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Agritourism broadly defines businesses that allow visitors to take part in agricultural activities.

Agritourism: How can we help?

Published Oct. 8, 2013

We want to ensure that agritourism enterprises are not stifled by rules or laws, confusion about how these businesses operate or any other issues. Here are three concerns we commonly hear. What other concerns and problems do you face?

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AgriPOWERís second class in session

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Twenty-two Ohioans interested in becoming future leaders, advocates and activists for Ohio agriculture

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AgriPOWER Class VI traveled to Wooster for their second session.

AgriPOWER session two: connecting with experts and each other

Published Aug. 26, 2014

Participants in AgriPOWER Class VI recently spent a few days in Wooster for their second session in the program. They spent three days learning about social media, media relations, visual media, and telling their story as well as touring the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and several other farms in the area. Here are a few excerpts from participant blogs, and links to their full blogs.

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Dale Vodraska of Rittman Orchards, left, talking to Class V about the orchard.

AgriPOWER participants hone conversation skills

Published Aug. 30, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís (OFBF) AgriPOWER Institute Class V met at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster in August for three days of training workshops and farm tours during the second session of the year-long leadership program.

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AgriPOWER Institute seeks applicants

Published May. 17, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is seeking applicants for its third AgriPOWER Institute, which equips farmers and agricultural professionals with the leadership skills needed to be influencers in public policy issues that impact their businesses.

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AgriPOWER Institute Class IV

AgriPOWER Institute graduates its fourth class, begins the search for Class V

Published Mar. 20, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureauís AgriPOWER Institute, a leadership and advocacy development program designed specifically for farmers and agribusiness professionals, held a graduation ceremony March 17 for the 19 participants of Class IV.

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Members of AgriPOWER Class Three

AgriPOWER Institute developing new leaders

Published Sep. 9, 2010

Since 2008, Ohio Farm Bureau's AgriPOWER Institute training program has been developing future advocates for agriculture.

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AgriPOWER graduates 22 advocates

Published Apr. 16, 2010

A class of 22 recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureauís AgriPOWER Institute, an intensive leadership training program launched in 2008 to help farmers and agricultural professionals gain influence over public policy issues.

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AgriPOWER Class VI is in session

Published Jul. 31, 2014

AgriPOWER class member Rebekah Headings discusses her experience with the first session of the leadership program.

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Class V of AgriPOWER Institute at graduation.

AgriPOWER Class V graduates

Published Apr. 10, 2013

AgriPOWER Institute Class V has graduated. Ohio Farm Bureau's Callie Wells, member of Class V, provides her thoughts on the relationships built and value of the leadership program.

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AgriPOWER class hears from HSUS rep

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Paul Shapiro, the director of the Humane Society of the United Statesí (HSUS) Factory Farming Campaign, recently spoke to OFBF's AgriPOWER Institute, a group of individuals wishing to enhance their leadership skills in becoming advocates for agriculture.

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