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A young visitor to Ohio Farm Bureau's Land and Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair gets a hand planting a flower. The display was one of many opportunities for visitors to learn about Ohio agriculture.
Ever wonder why Farm Bureau supports one issue and opposes another, or how it makes up its mind on hot button topics such as tax policy or livestock regulations?
Farmers who are enrolled in the Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program have been seeing sharp increases in the taxable value of their land. This story/graphic explains why.
Each day there are more signs that people are becoming fed up with HSUS tactics.
In Maryland, a recent court case highlighted just how much a constructive approach to protecting the environment is needed.
Farmers, agribusinesses, agricultural leaders and farm organizations have build an expansive and valuable Internet presence. A guide of where to start.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Community Council program provides an opportunity for Farm Bureau members to come together to discuss local issues and then take action. Here’s an example of how the Farmers R Us Community Council, made up of seven couples in Van Wert County, took on Ag in the Classroom as one of their community activities for the year.
Creating opportunities for authentic conversations between farmers and nonfarmers about food and food production can be a challenge, but Delaware and Franklin County Farm Bureaus did just that with their BBQ Science Workshop.
After nearly 20 years working with education programs and assisting volunteers and teachers in helping students learn the origins of their food, Judy Roush is returning to the family farm upon her retirement this month.
Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Learning Delivery, Darrell Rubel, gives an encouraging recap of a new partnership between Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio FFA and Ohio 4-H that is helping teens take an active role in public policy and impact their local communities.
Ohio Farm Bureau wants to empower the next generation of Ohio food and agricultural advocates.
Farm Bureau at the statehouse: Budget, Education Reform, Hunting Permits
Ohio Farm Bureau's numerous successes in 2009 have made the Buckeye State a better place.
See what annual meeting speakers had to say on the topics of ag education, estate planning, water quality, community development and taxes.
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.
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.
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.
Get the latest updates and information about the Land & Living Exhibit at the Ohio State Fair from Ohio Farm Bureau's State Fair Interns.
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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In 2014, your Farm Bureau membership will support
more than $700,000 directed to a variety of community
projects in Ohio.
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.
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.
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.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Agricultural Professionals program is accepting entries for the 2012 Discussion Meet contest. Entry forms are due June 29.
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.
The Young Agricultural Professionals and AgriPOWER programs continue to offer leadership development opportunities.
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.
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.
Ohio Farm Bureau built relationships with Bob Evans Farms, Longaberger and Velvet Ice Cream.
OFBF weighed in on three Ohio Supreme Court cases, which came out favorably for farmers this year.
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.
Farmers were represented in discussions with the super committee, Sens. Brown and Portman, Reps Gibbs and Schmidt, USDA and U.S. Dept. of Labor.
The grants improve communities and make connections.
2011 marked the fifth anniversary of OFBF’s weekly public affairs radio program, 'Town Hall Ohio.'
More than 11,000 nonfarmers experienced Ohio agriculture through numerous county Farm Bureau-led “Grow and Know” events in 2011.
Traditional & online marketing methods to be covered in December conference
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.
Ohio Farm Bureau youths will have a chance to bond with each other and learn leadership skills at OFBF youth conferences this summer.
Groups throughout Ohio are recipients of $30,000 in Agriculture and Awareness Grants this year from the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
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.
Get informed and get involved could be the rallying call of the Tea Party, says two leaders of the Tea Party movement in Ohio.
The Our Ohio television series returns for an eighth season with ongoing production of new episodes every month through fall 2013.
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.'
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Leadership Buffet is continuing to grow with hundreds of members participating in seminars that work at improving their leadership skills.
Governor's visit highlights opening day of Ohio State Fair.
Campaign will highlight the diversity of membership.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature length documentary “Farmland” is now available on Hulu.
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.