In addition to an educational program that will showcase Ohio agriculture for fourth-graders, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is launching an 'Ag is Cool!' multimedia contest.
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Consumer confidence in food safety is at its highest point in seven years, with 88 percent of shoppers 'completely' or 'somewhat' confident in the safety of food at the supermarket, according to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report released earlier this month.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced several new items on the Ohio State Fair agenda for 2011, including a program in which Ohio Farm Bureau is partnering.
A Hardin County man is awarded $2,500 from Ohio Farm Bureau for providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of an individual committing a crime on Farm Bureau member property.
Despite poring through studies, reports and opinions, Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher says instinct rather than intellect tells him there is something wrong with Ohio's estate tax. .
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.
$1,000 Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship available to college-aged sheep producers in Ohio. Applications must be postmarked by July 1, 2011.
Farm community representatives meet at Ohio Department of Agriculture to discuss unusually wet spring, delayed planting risks and options for farmers.
More than 1½ years ago, Ohio produce growers gathered in Columbus to testify about a proposed National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement aimed at improving food safety and quality. The voluntary program was not very popular with Ohio farmers.
This year the Ohio State Fair is launching a new program called “Agriculture is Cool” that would provide a fun and educational experience to fourth graders.
Ohio agriculture suffered a shocking loss with the tragic death of farm broadcaster Lindsay Hill. She was killed in an auto accident May 19 in western Ohio.
A large number of consumers are uninformed and uninterested in food issues, limiting the opportunity for farmers to reach out to them.
'Let loose to die in the woods.' 'Starved to death.' 'Tied to a stranger’s trailer.' All of these are write-in comments from horse owners responding to the 2009 Unwanted Horse Survey about the neglect and abuse of horses that they have seen nationwide.
After more than a month of deliberations, the Ohio House passed its version of the state budget after making a series of changes to the proposal offered earlier this year by Gov. John Kasich, including a repeal of the Ohio Estate Tax.
For the first time, the U.S. EPA will ensure that all milk and milk products will be formally exempted from the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule.
Farmers have a good understanding of why the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and most state agencies need to trim their budgets because farmers are usually fiscally responsible, says the department’s director.
Ag Districts represent Ohio’s version of “right to farm” laws by providing protection to farmers from utility assessments, nuisance lawsuits and eminent domain takings.
Testifying before two congressional committees, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Vice President Barry Bushue said the process for crop protection registration is “hopelessly broken.”
OFBF helped facilitate a listening session for Sen. Sherrod Brown at Patterson Fruit Farm in northeast Ohio as he gathers input for the 2012 Farm Bill.
Paul Davidson of Newark has been elected to the OFBF board of trustees. He will represent OFBF members in Coshocton, Holmes, Knox and Licking counties.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has established a new scholarship program in memory of long-time Ohio Farm Bureau staff member Cindy Hollingshead, who passed away this year after serving 39 years as the organization’s executive secretary.
Three scholarship programs associated with the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation have collectively selected 10 $1,000 scholarship recipients for the upcoming 2011-12 academic year.
Brent Porteus will also serve on the Nationwide Board Sponsor Committee, which oversees the company’s relationship with eight Farm Bureaus and two major agricultural cooperatives in the United States.
Farmer says conversation with consumers needs a change in tone.
Teens from Ohio Farm Bureau member families have the opportunity to participate in three statewide youth events this summer – one completely new, one collaborative and one traditional.