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5 ways to help support Ohio agriculture

Published Feb. 5, 2010

If you believe in Ohio Farm Bureau’s efforts to protect farmers, stand up for animal agriculture, promote locally grown foods, advocate for good government and communicate with consumers, the organization needs your help. More than ever, farmers are needed to join together to address a multitude of issues facing agriculture and rural Ohio.

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29 counties attain Pacesetter membership status

Published Apr. 10, 2012

Twenty-nine counties have attained Pacesetter status, setting the stage for them to achieve membership gain by the end of the campaign year. The Pacesetter award is for counties that had at least 93 percent of active farmer membership by March 31.

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Know of other ag related scholarships? Let us know!

2014 Scholarship programs

Published Jan. 3, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, The Ohio Agricultural Council, Ohio Soybean Council, Farm Credit Mid-America, United Producers Inc., OABA Educational Trust and several county Farm Bureaus have announced their scholarship offerings for 2014.

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2014 Ohio State Fair Land & Living Blog

Published Jun. 2, 2014

Get the latest updates and information about the Land & Living Exhibit at the Ohio State Fair from Ohio Farm Bureau's State Fair Interns.

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2014 Ohio Farm Bureau Presidents Trip to D.C.

Published Feb. 28, 2014

Ohio's county Farm Bureau presidents are taking their annual trip to Washington, D.C. March 3-5. Check here for the latest updates from Ohio Farm Bureau, media across the state and the farmers while on the ground on Capitol Hill.

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This dinner helped raise more than $5,000 for Flying Horse Farms, which offers experiences for children with illnesses.

2014 County Projects

Published Mar. 20, 2014

In 2014, your Farm Bureau membership will support
more than $700,000 directed to a variety of community
projects in Ohio.

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2013 Ohio State Fair Intern Blog

Published Jul. 16, 2013

Follow the adventures of Ohio Farm Bureau's interns as the prepare for, manage and clean up from the Land & Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair.

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2013 NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Proposals

Published Nov. 14, 2012

Farmers and ranchers in the North Central Region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch. The 2013 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Grant Proposals are due Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the NCR-SARE office in Saint Paul, MN.

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2013 County Farm Bureau Outreach Highlights

Published Dec. 19, 2013

Here is just a sample of the ways that county Farm Bureaus throughout the state have worked to reach out to their communities this year. There are many more ways to get involved than what we could print here.

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2011 Discussion Meet finalists competing at annual meeting

2012 Young Ag Professionals Discussion Meet entry forms due June 29

Published Apr. 12, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Agricultural Professionals program is accepting entries for the 2012 Discussion Meet contest. Entry forms are due June 29.

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Adam Sharp, OFBF Vice President of Public Policy, discussing recent developments with the 2012 Farm Bill

2012 Farm Bill Update

Published Apr. 26, 2012

The Senate Agriculture Committee has passed its version of a farm bill that would dramatically reform and reauthorize farm bill programs for five years. Ohio Farm Bureau's Adam Sharp provides this audio update.

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AgriPOWER trip to Washington, D.C.

2011 Year in Review --OFBF continually develops new leaders for Ohio agriculture

Published Dec. 14, 2011

The Young Agricultural Professionals and AgriPOWER programs continue to offer leadership development opportunities.

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2011 Year in Review -- Working with the media

Published Dec. 14, 2011

By interacting with journalists we can assure that agriculture’s views are portrayed prominently and accurately, giving the public a better understanding of the issues important to farmers.

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2011 Year in Review -- Spreading the word on responsible animal care

Published Dec. 14, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animal Issues continued to provide assistance to those dealing with animals care and cruelty complaints through its Animal Agriculture 101 training in 2011.

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Honey Caramel ice cream

2011 Year in Review -- Partnering on values

Published Dec. 14, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau built relationships with Bob Evans Farms, Longaberger and Velvet Ice Cream.

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2011 Year in Review -- OFBF submits arguments to Supreme Court

Published Dec. 14, 2011

OFBF weighed in on three Ohio Supreme Court cases, which came out favorably for farmers this year.

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2011 Year in Review -- Getting more social

Published Dec. 14, 2011

As consumers increasingly turn to the Internet for information about food production, Ohio Farm Bureau continued to increase and develop its online presence and that of its members in 2011.

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2011 Year in Review -- From youth labor to the farm bill, OFBF spoke out

Published Dec. 14, 2011

Farmers were represented in discussions with the super committee, Sens. Brown and Portman, Reps Gibbs and Schmidt, USDA and U.S. Dept. of Labor.

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2011 Year in Review -- Foundations award grants

Published Dec. 14, 2011

The grants improve communities and make connections.

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Among the show's guests: Gov. John Kasich

2011 Year in Review -- Farm Bureau on the air

Published Dec. 14, 2011

2011 marked the fifth anniversary of OFBF’s weekly public affairs radio program, 'Town Hall Ohio.'

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Medina County Season's Harvest event

2011 Year in Review -- Connecting with agriculture by experiencing agriculture

Published Dec. 14, 2011

More than 11,000 nonfarmers experienced Ohio agriculture through numerous county Farm Bureau-led “Grow and Know” events in 2011.

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2010 Buckeye Shepherds Symposium to Focus on Marketing

Published Oct. 13, 2010

Traditional & online marketing methods to be covered in December conference

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20 Ohioans participating in intensive agricultural leadership program

Published Jul. 31, 2014

Twenty farmers and agribusiness professionals from across the state have been selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2014-2015 AgriPOWER Institute.

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2 different youth conferences offered this summer

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau youths will have a chance to bond with each other and learn leadership skills at OFBF youth conferences this summer.

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11 community service groups receive Foundation grants

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Groups throughout Ohio are recipients of $30,000 in Agriculture and Awareness Grants this year from the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

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'We Are Farm Bureau'

Published Jun. 10, 2010

Cristen Bartus of Lucas County, Greg and Rose Hartschuh of Crawford County, Tracie Isler of Marion County, Nick Rizzo of Montgomery County and Renae Scheiderer of Monroe County were recently named finalists in the contest, which highlights the diversity of Ohio Farm Bureau members.

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Two members of the Tea Party shared more about their movement on Town Hall Ohio

'Town Hall Ohio' explores engagement in the political process

Published Aug. 23, 2011

Get informed and get involved could be the rallying call of the Tea Party, says two leaders of the Tea Party movement in Ohio.

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Stevens Bakery and Orchard was featured on 'Our Ohio' TV.

'Our Ohio' back for Season 8

Published Nov. 20, 2012

The Our Ohio television series returns for an eighth season with ongoing production of new episodes every month through fall 2013.

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This episode of 'Legal with Leah' addresses the use of farm equipment on roadways.

'Legal with Leah': Farm equipment on roads

Published Apr. 4, 2014

As farmers transport equipment from field to field they should be aware of Ohio laws governing weight, size, lighting and signage. Leah and Joe cover these topics on this edition of 'Legal With Leah.'

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'Leadership Buffet' helps OFBF members improve leadership, public speaking skill

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Leadership Buffet is continuing to grow with hundreds of members participating in seminars that work at improving their leadership skills.

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Gov. Strickland posed for a fun shot at the State Fair on Wednesday. Click photo for a video interview.

'Land and Living' celebrating 10 years at State Fair

Published Jul. 28, 2010

Governor's visit highlights opening day of Ohio State Fair.

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'I am Farm Bureau'

Published Mar. 29, 2010

Campaign will highlight the diversity of membership.

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'Buy local' trend rises in popularity

Published Apr. 10, 2012

April Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum to discuss the agricultural benefits of the buying local trend in the state, and what Ohio Farm Bureau has to offer.

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State Treasurer of Ohio Josh Mandel

$68.9 Million in Reduced Rate Loans for Ohio farmers through Ag-LINK Program

Published Apr. 27, 2011

Ohio Treasurer Mandel announces availability of reduced rate loans available to more than 800 Ohio farmers.

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(L to R) Muskingum Co. Farm Bureau President James McDonald, James Secrest, and OFBF's Kari Burkey and Danielle DuFour

$2,500 reward presented in Muskingum County

Published Mar. 21, 2012

James Secrest of Caldwell was presented with a $2,500 reward check for information he provided to the Muskingum County Sherriff’s office.

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The Farm Bureau Property Protection Service proved to be a benefit to Butler County Farm Bureau member Tom Theobald.

$2,500 reward presented in Butler County

Published Feb. 15, 2012

The Farm Bureau Property Protection Service proved to be a benefit to Butler County Farm Bureau member Tom Theobald when a John Deere Gator was stolen from his property.

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A Gallia County man recently received a $2,500 reward from Ohio Farm Bureau for his role in helping prevent crime.

$2,500 reward issued in Gallia County

Published Aug. 23, 2011

A Gallia County man recently received a $2,500 reward for reporting information that led to the arrest of an individual who committed a crime on a Farm Bureau member's property.

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$2,500 reward

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Vic Fisher of Union County recently received Ohio Farm Bureau's $2,500 reward for submitting information that led to the conviction of criminals who stole property from Farm Bureau members.

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Photo courtesy of Paulding County Farm Bureau.

$2,500 reward

Published Apr. 16, 2009

A Paulding County woman has received Ohio Farm Bureau’s $2,500 reward.

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