The American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting will be held in Seattle Jan. 10 to 13.
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Mary Ellen Grafton, volunteer and David White, staff
Ohio Farm Bureau’s 91st annual meeting will travel south on Interstate 71 to Cincinnati Dec. 2 to 4.
Ohio Farm Bureau is moving toward a seasonal approach to its membership campaign in order to allow volunteers to contribute in ways that best suit their schedule, interests and talents.
A new COSI on Wheels program has been launched following the successful run of “Agriculture Adventures,” an OFBF-sponsored program that has reached an estimated 482,333 participants over nine years.
OFBF realized that to remain relevant to today’s and tomorrow’s consumers, it had to be proactive. The result is the organization’s venture into social media, where OFBF is visible, engaged and active in the places where people congregate and participate in conversations online.
Fabulous Food Show, Circleville Pumpkin Show and Postcard voting
As Ohio voters considered the best way to set care standards for livestock, researchers attempted to shine a light on the complex science and societal expectations that shape animal care decisions.
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.
Measure could put U.S. farmers at international disadvantage
Food Safety, atrazine, estate tax legislation, DCPACRE program sign-up, new institue and health care bill
A proposal being considered by Ohio lawmakers calls for cutting the number of state departments in half and merging them into other offices.
Passage of Issue 2 is a landmark step in farmers’ partnership with consumers
Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings dropped 4 percent in price this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher thanked Ohio voters this week through a letter to editors of newspapers around the state.
AFBF & the National Agricultural Library are teaming up to help those who have decided to pursue a career in agriculture and will help support Farm Bureau’s commitment to rural development.
- Health management programs for sheep and goat producers will be the primary focus of the 2009 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium Dec. 12 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture Bromfield Building, 8995 East Main Street, in Reynoldsburg.
Voters made solid statements in two ballot measures vital to the success of agriculture.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) is holding its fifth annual Rural – Urban Community Auction Nov. 2 through Dec. 2 to support its Community Grantsmanship and scholarship programs.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs today issued a statement regarding the passage of Ohio’s Issue 2 ballot initiative.
The Ohioans for Livestock Care Political Action Committee (PAC) today released the following statement in response to the passage of State Issue 2.
Issue 2 is not about an ideology. It is about a reality. The world is changing. And we mustn’t think that we can take no action today and be prepared for the fights that await us.
This November, Ohio voters have the unique opportunity to support our livestock farmers, our food consumers and the future of Ohio. A guest opinion by Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs.
Governor Ted Strickland joins hunger advocates, business leaders, humane groups and elected leaders to express their views on State Issue 2 during this week’s broadcast of Town Hall Ohio.
Ohio farmers are optimistic voters will make the right choice this Nov. 3, while farmers nationwide wait and see how Issue 2 will impact their future.
Ohio House Republican Leader gives opinion on Issue 2.
Opportunities available for pork farmers to renew PQA Plus certification.
Speakers at Farm Bureau’s second annual commodity outlook conference, Oct. 15-16, in Albuquerque, N.M., painted a “cautiously optimistic” outlook for U.S. agriculture, with crop and dairy producers likely faring better than livestock producers who will still face challenges in the year ahead.
A crop and livestock producer from Texas today said cap-and-trade climate change legislation could hike the cost of fuel used for farming to the point that it will have a devastating economic impact on his and similar family-owned businesses.
Consumers need to hear from farmers during final days of livestock care campaign
OFBF speaks out at hearing on leafy greens
Issue 2 was designed to give Ohio voters the confidence that animal care questions are being effectively addressed and to give farmers the assurance that any animal care policies in Ohio will be reasonable and based on comprehensive debate.
Climate change bill, pork market, dairy aid, Renewable Fuel Standards, retired dairy cows and producing more food
A new U.S. Department of Agriculture program that would allow state-inspected meat to cross state lines is expected to have a big impact in Ohio.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual policy development process is well under way.
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.
Ohio Farm Bureau is supporting provisions in a bill to re-establish full funding for important services that are regularly rendered on behalf of agriculture.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animal Issues recently issued a briefing to help farmers address the H1N1 influenza virus.
Upcoming events, coming in he next 'Our Ohio' magazine and 'Our Ohio' TV season five update
Fairfield, Delaware and Stark County Farm Bureaus
Accidents can happen to the safest drivers. And when they do, safe drivers’ auto insurance rates can rise by as much as 30 percent. Plus, accidents and violations could affect your insurance rates for up to three years.
Ron Warnock, volunteer and Betsy Anderson, staff
Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.
Grassroots program now featured in Buckeye Farm News
Two state issues that voters Nov. 3 will be deciding deal with compensation for military veterans and casinos in four Ohio cities.
Five farm families were honored for their long-standing dedication to natural resource conservation during ceremonies at the Farm Science Review.
David Moroschan of Seneca County recently received Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Excellence in Crop Advising Award.
Broad support shown for Livestock Care
Dr. Gee gave Ohio Farm Bureau his opinion on Issue 2 during recording of its Town Hall Ohio radio program. Here's what he had to say.
Ohio Farm Bureau speaks out at USDA hearing