The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) recognized county Farm Bureaus for their outstanding activities and achievements during the past year at the organization’s annual leadership conference held in Columbus Aug. 10 and 11.
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Eight finalists named in competition to receive free Bob Evans grocery products for a year.
The Ohio State Fair got off to a soggy start on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of eager fairgoers and the activity in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) “Land and Living” exhibit.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) recently-created Center for Food and Animal Issues has assembled its team of professionals that will facilitate discussion over society’s relationship to animals.
For nearly 70 Ohioans, a recent trip to the Bob Evans Farm in southeast Ohio was all about getting back to basics.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has named Leah Dorman, D.V.M., as director of food programs for its Center for Food and Animal Issues.
Ohio Expo Center and State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler and Marketing and Public Relations Director Christina Leeds, will discuss the vast variety of attractions for fairgoers at the 156th Ohio State Fair.
The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging members of Congress to support a change to the tax code that makes it more feasible for farmers and ranchers to donate food they grow to charitable organizations.
Representatives of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will debate a wide range of animal care issues on this week's broadcast of Town Hall Ohio.
Former U.S. Rep. Charles Stenholm will be the keynote speaker at OFBF’s 2009 Leadership Conference. Stenholm, who represented Texas residents in Congress for 13 terms, now advocates in Washington on behalf of the agriculture industry.
Jeff Mason - Henry County and Amanda Denes - organization director for Erie, Huron and Lorain counties
Because farming and ranching are as much a lifestyle as an occupation, the entire family – including children and seniors – are often exposed to the many hazards associated with an agricultural workplace.
Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation's recent annual golf outing
Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.
There is an old saying that suggests, “There is strength in numbers.” If that is true, our partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau is as solid as a rock. In these rough economic times, it is comforting to know that together we are meeting challenges head-on.
In the mid 1980s when he was still chairman of Nationwide Insurance, Frank Sollars started working on an estate plan to pass on the farm to his five children. He wanted to make sure his family was taken care of and the process made as simple as possible.
Good public policy will allow Ohio farmers to continue provide safe, local foods and proper care for their animals.
Ohio’s turfgrass industry is growing, providing billions of dollars in economic output for the state, according to a recently released study.
broadband, ag exports and imports, food safety bill farm bill and Ohio FSA.
Be sure to stop by the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building at the 155th Ohio State Fair July 29 through Aug. 9. Features include a giant corn climbing wall, kiddie tractor course, chicks, ducklings, poults, the Our Ohio art display and a free plant for children under age 12.
Ear-catching quotes from the past few weeks.
County Farm Bureaus and local Farm Bureau members are invited to apply for an opportunity to be recognized by American Farm Bureau Federation for outstanding Farm Bureau programs and innovations.
OFBF’s communication projects recently received recognition through the American Farm Bureau Public Relations award.
Perry, Stark, Huron, Hocking County Farm Bureaus and the Southeast Region.
Growing a Masterpiece project & upcoming events
Harrison County Farm Bureau took immediate action when a village council talked about enforcing the weight limit on a road used by chicken producers.
As Ohio faces the question of how to set standards for farm animal treatment, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is supporting an effort that would ensure all sides of the issue are heard.
Despite an amendment to improve the measure for agriculture, Farm Bureau believes climate change legislation approved by the U.S. House still falls short.
Last year, Ohio was among the eight Midwest states and two Canadian provinces to ratify the Great Lakes Compact — an agreement that governs the use and prevents the diversion of water from the Great Lakes.
A bill introduced by Sen. Karen Gillmor, R-Tiffin, would implement a program in Ohio to expand the use of bio-products by state agencies.
AFBF President Bob Stallman said House-passed climate legislation will have little to no impact on global temperatures. Testifying before a Senate Committee, he said without the adoption of similar actions by other countries, the U.S. "will be embarking on a fool's errand."
Farm and Commodity Groups Applaud General Assembly's Action to Approve Resolution Authorizing Livestock Care Standards Board Ballot Measure
Ideal growing conditions across much of the Corn Belt so far this summer point to the second-largest corn crop ever, which is bringing a bearish tone to the market, according to Terry Francl, senior economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Keith Stimpert of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society of the United States discussed animal care issues on WOSU Radio's "Open Line" on Wednesday, July 8.
Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased slightly for the third consecutive quarter, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.
HSUS President Wayne Pacelle visited with AgriTalk host Mike Adams Wednesday, addressing numerous issues, specifically Mr. Pacelle's visit to Ohio, HSUS's ballot measure and his reaction to the effort to create an Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Read and listen to the interview here.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Proposed Constitution Amendment, which received broad bipartisan support in both the House and Senate last week is currently awaiting critical final action by lawmakers. Contact your legislative leaders today to urge final passage.
County Farm Bureaus and local Farm Bureau members are invited to apply for an opportunity to be recognized by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for outstanding Farm Bureau programs and innovations.
Lawmakers vote to give Ohioans an opportunity to support farm animal care in November.
“Climate change legislation working its way to a vote on the House floor this week continues to be seriously flawed. The bill’s provisions and omissions are very problematic for U.S. agriculture, our national economy and domestic energy security.
In testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman said it was a long, hard road to passage of the 2008 farm bill, however it is now time to implement the bill.
Ohio Farm Bureau's “Ohio Farm and Country,” television show, airing weekly on ONN-TV, has been awarded a coveted national Telly Award for agricultural issues-based television programming. The show is produced in conjunction with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and presented by Nationwide Insurance.
Ohio farm families today joined lawmakers in support of a measure that would help ensure animal well-being, consumer choice and the availability of Ohio-grown food.
Ohio Farm Bureau is backing a bipartisan proposal that would establish a framework for making decisions on livestock care in Ohio.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) was among 25 state Farm Bureaus that received national recognition at the annual American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Public Relations Conference in Denver this week. In fact, OFBF led all states with eight first-place awards and seven honorable mentions.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Executive Vice President Jack Fisher is confident a new bill will preserve and create new jobs by capitalizing on the strength of Ohio’s agriculture and polymer industries.
Did you know that cows are fed 100 pounds of feed a day? Or that dairy farmers use recycled water to wash barns and irrigate fields? Or that nearly all farms in Ohio are family operations?
The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation called on the House Agriculture Committee to make drastic changes to a climate change bill before it is considered by Congress, telling the committee that to do less could result “in the economic equivalent of unilateral disarmament.”
The American Farm Bureau Federation has said S. 787, the Clean Water Restoration Act, leaves no water unregulated in the United States and could even impact standing water from rain in a dry area.
An early look at Jack Fisher's editorial in the July/August Issue of Our Ohio magazine.