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.
News & Events
- AFBF Foundation for Agriculture names children’s book of the year
- Young Ag Professionals start new group
- Forum explores human-animal bond
- Highland County farmers receive ‘hero’ award
- How 'Farmland' will help bridge the gap between farmers and consumers
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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. .
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ohio Ag Council will induct the late Edwin J. Carey of Marion, Lester Lynd of Pataskala, Dr. Thomas B. Turner of Somerset and Fred Yoder of Plain City into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame.
If you’ve never attended a county annual meeting, it’s a perfect opportunity to see Farm Bureau in action, to connect with others who believe in the way of life agriculture provides and to give your input on how Farm Bureau can find common ground that benefits you and your community.
More than 250 people, along with members of the media, traveled to the Nichols farm near Cygnet to listen to Dr. Temple Grandin as she presented her views on how livestock farmers should be working with the nonfarm public on animal care education.
Farmerbloggers.com makes farming easier to follow. Ohio contributors include Wayne County Farm Bureau member Mike Haley and his wife, Pam, an Ohio Farm Bureau state trustee, and Geauga County dairy farmer and Farm Bureau member Brenda Hastings.
Ohio Farm Bureau was recently honored during the American Farm Bureau’s annual public relations conference for several of its communications programs, including editorial and feature writing, social media programming and graphic design.
Concerns about a strain of equine herpevirus (EHV-1), which can lead to abortion in mares, and respiratory and neurological problems as well as death, recently arose after several horses were diagnosed following a Utah event that potentially exposed hundreds of animals.
Most individuals working in an agricultural setting know it can happen, but bins and silo entrapments still killed more than two dozen people in the United States last year.
Teenagers from Ohio Farm Bureau member families and their parents are invited to apply to iLead, a new one-day leadership training. Young Ag Professionals are invited to apply and participate in the Discussion Meet.
Steve Berk has been named organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau in Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties.
Nationwide News: Feeding livestock requires careful management. Mold and mildew can be producers’ worst enemies as they work to keep livestock healthy.
Continuing to grow its ability to increase public acceptance & recognition that animals bring value to human life in a number of ways for a number of reasons, the AFL Foundation recently upgraded its website for individuals and organizations to make financial donations at the click of a mouse.
The record rainfall this spring in Ohio created not only a planting headache for farmers but major manure storage challenges.
Knowing what’s on the minds of voters and consumers can be a valuable tool. Getting that knowledge can be as simple as doing a poll. But doing the right type of poll & doing it correctly is both an art & science, longtime pollster Martin Saperstein tells Town Hall Ohio.
AGGPAC is Ohio Farm Bureau's political action committee that monitors the voting records and political campaigns of Ohio’s elected officials at the state and national levels. Lawmakers who have a positive voting record on Ohio Farm Bureau’s key issues receive “Friend of Agriculture” designations
Ohio Farm Bureau President Steve Hirsch was recently in Washington, D.C. to visit with several lawmakers and their staff. | The Fertilizer Institute announced that between 1980 and 2010, U.S. farmers nearly doubled corn production using slightly fewer fertilizer nutrients than were used in 1980.
It was a matter of circumstance that lent a title to a movement. One hundred years ago, in Broome County, N.Y., the chamber of commerce added a new department and the first “farm bureau” was born.
Ohio Farm Bureau continues to work closely with lawmakers and state officials on issues such as the Ohio Estate Tax, state budget, transportation, on-farm energy production, farmers markets and eminent domain.
Two elementary school classes recently received a field trip to Price Farms Organics in Delaware County after winning a statewide essay contest from the Ohio Livestock Coalition.
Pending free trade agreements (FTA) between the United States and Korea, Panama and Colombia would amount to more than $2.5 billion in additional exports, economic development and jobs.