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A voice in government

Published Apr. 17, 2013

Dealing with government can be intimidating. But public participation is necessary to ensure policymakers understand the needs of their constituents, that rules are reasonable and programs are responsive to taxpayers. That’s where Farm Bureau can help. It provides its members with a number of opportunities to connect with public officials, to learn about laws and regulations and to shape the debate. The organization’s grassroots process gives it its credibility and its power.

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Ohio Farm Bureau's Leah Dorman weighs in during a panel discussion on genetically modified crops in Trumbull County.

A thoughtful conversation on GMOs as farmers reach out to their community

Published Jun. 10, 2014

Trumbull County Farm Bureau held the first event in its new learning series that aims to connect farmers and consumers while providing accurate, unbiased information about agriculture.

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Ohio farmers leave Capitol Hill during an annual trip in which they meet with Washington officials.

A strong effective organization

Published Dec. 23, 2009

A strong effective organization that is member driven, financially strong and focused on farmers

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A Statement from Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio’s Agriculture Community

Published Aug. 4, 2014

The way that citizens of Toledo and the rest of the state have rallied in response to the water crisis is a lesson in the power of cooperation and community. As members of our communities, farmers believe in acting responsibly and want all Ohioans to know that we are concerned about Ohio’s water quality challenges and are committed to finding solutions.

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A non-partisan look at the implications of the Affordable Care Act

Published Feb. 20, 2014

Hear a recent Town Hall Ohio conversation about the new national healthcare program.

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Extension Connection will be published quarterly in Ohio Farm Bureau's Buckeye Farm News

A new partnership with an old friend

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Extension and Farm Bureau have long been partners in making life better for farmers and all Ohioans. In November, Ohio farmers will find the first edition of Extension Connection, produced by OSU Extension and delivered exclusively to Ohio Farm Bureau members inside Buckeye Farm News.

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A new era for the Ohio Farm Bureau

Published Dec. 23, 2009

In 2009, Ohio Farm Bureau finalized a plan to ensure its future viability. More than 2,800 participants provided input into the 250 page plan titled "Ohio Farm Bureau's Envisioned Future — The New Era." The process resulted in the following updated vision statetment for the organization: "Ohio Farm Bureau's Vision is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers that meets consumer needs, addresses public expectations and ensures agricultural prosperity in a global marketplace." The plan also identifies Farm Bureau's core values as Integrity and Honesty, Grassroots Involvement, Promoting Agriculture, Member Advocacy and Teamwork.

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Rick Chiricosta, President & CEO Medical Mutual of Ohio

A message to Ohio Farm Bureau members

Published Jul. 16, 2009

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.

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A lot to consider

Published Sep. 24, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau's Policy Development Committee holds first meeting.

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Domenick, Sayre, Wagner, Schuring, Gibbs and Wilson

A look at the new state legislature

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Several key Ohio House and Senate committees for agriculture have new chairmen and many have been strong supporters of agriculture.

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A look at the 2014 Farm Bill

Published Feb. 12, 2014

A broad overview of programs impacting farmers in the 2014 Farm Bill

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A Learning Experience

Published Aug. 12, 2010

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.

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A guide to influencing farm, rural policy

Published Mar. 26, 2009

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?

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This graphic explains CAUV & why values are increasing. View this story & click the link below the photo for details.

A guide to CAUV

Published Oct. 15, 2010

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.

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A growing backlash

Published Feb. 22, 2010

Each day there are more signs that people are becoming fed up with HSUS tactics.

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Alan and Kristin Hudson

A farmer wins in court, at a cost

Published Feb. 12, 2013

In Maryland, a recent court case highlighted just how much a constructive approach to protecting the environment is needed.

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There's so much information about farming online. Here's an Ohio Farm Bureau guide to discovering.

A farm guide to the social web

Published Sep. 20, 2011

Farmers, agribusinesses, agricultural leaders and farm organizations have build an expansive and valuable Internet presence. A guide of where to start.

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Mike Schumm, an Ohio Farm Bureau state trustee, teaches kids about ag as part of the projects developed by his council.

A Community Council in action

Published Apr. 17, 2013

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.

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The event was open to Farm Bureau members of all backgrounds who wanted a better understanding of food production.

A closer connection to food

Published Sep. 17, 2014

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.

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Roush, center, pictured with OFBF President Brent Porteus (l) and Executive Vice President Jack Fisher.

A career of education

Published Feb. 24, 2011

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.

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Darrell Rubel

A Capitol Challenge: Unlocking Teen Leadership Potential

Published Feb. 15, 2013

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.

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The Capital Challenge program, a collaboration among Ohio 4-H, FFA and OFBF helped strengthen student advocacy skills.

A bright horizon

Published Feb. 12, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau wants to empower the next generation of Ohio food and agricultural advocates.

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A big win & more work ahead

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Farm Bureau at the statehouse: Budget, Education Reform, Hunting Permits

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A better state

Published Dec. 23, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau's numerous successes in 2009 have made the Buckeye State a better place.

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Donald Schreiber

94th annual meeting recap: the speakers

Published Dec. 11, 2012

See what annual meeting speakers had to say on the topics of ag education, estate planning, water quality, community development and taxes.

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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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2014 Election Resources

Published Aug. 6, 2014

Content coming soon.

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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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