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Ruth McLaughlin was the first Farm Bureau volunteer to receive the Agricultural Communicator Award.

Four outstanding leaders in Ohio agriculture honored

Published Dec. 16, 2010

Lois Boyer, Sen. George Voinovich, Wade Leaman and Ruth McLaughlin were recognized for their many years of service to agriculture.

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Counties recognized for local programs

Published Dec. 16, 2010

The exceptional work of county Farm Bureau volunteers was recognized during the County Achievement Awards program at OFBF’s annual meeting.

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This gentleman purchased a pygmy goat from Dry Run Acres Pygmy Goat Farm, featured in Butler County's diaries.

County Farm Bureau Round-up - Dec. 2010

Published Dec. 15, 2010

A quick look at what’s happening in county Farm Bureaus throughout the state.

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Ohio Farm Bureau 2010 Year in Review: Looking Back

Published Dec. 15, 2010

2010 brought new challenges and new opportunities.

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Ohio Farm Bureau offers programs for youths.

Year in Review: Investing in Youth

Published Dec. 15, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau offered conferences for Farm Bureau youth during the summer months.

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AgriPOWER class III.

Year in Review: AgriPOWER continues to develop new leaders

Published Dec. 15, 2010

Since 2008, Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute training program has been developing future advocates for agriculture.

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Year in Review: Worthy causes

Published Dec. 15, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and Animals for Life Foundation both awarded grants this year.

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Year in Review: New Ohio Farm Bureau partnerships pay off

Published Dec. 14, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau teamed up with Bob Evans, The Velvet Ice Cream Company, National Tractor Pullers Association and the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association.

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Year in Review: Ohio Farm Bureau Member savings

Published Dec. 14, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau members have a number of benefits available to them ranging from money savings to property protection.

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Year in Review: Teachable moments

Published Dec. 14, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau always works to ensure agricultural information is in Ohio’s classrooms. In 2010, outreach to Ohio’s teachers continued.

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Ft. Loramie FFA received the $1,000 grand prize for their video that demonstrated how farmers care for their animals.

Year in Review: 'Because I Care' - A positive message

Published Dec. 14, 2010

The “Because I Care” video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animals Issues, gave Ohio farmers, county Farm Bureaus, youth agricultural organizations and other ag-related groups an opportunity to fight back against negative Internet videos about animal agriculture.

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Year in Review: Ohio Farm Bureau Counties among nation's best

Published Dec. 14, 2010

Farm Bureau members are innovative and action oriented, and each year the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) sponsors the County Activities of Excellence program to recognize county Farm Bureaus for outstanding work.

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Year in Review: Working with the media

Published Dec. 14, 2010

When reporters want to talk to farmers, Ohio Farm Bureau works both sides of the connection, assisting farmers in preparing for their interviews and helping reporters understand the issues.

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Greg and Rose Hartschuh

Year in Review: Telling our story

Published Dec. 14, 2010

Greg and Rose Hartschuh became the faces of the new “I am Farm Bureau” campaign aimed at dispelling myths of the organization being “big agriculture,” and providing a way for Farm Bureau members to stand up, speak out, correct information and tell the stories of who they really are.

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South Dakota rancher Troy Hadrick's YouTube protest helped fuel outcry against Yellow Tail Wine for its donation to HSUS

Year in Review: Farmers go social in 2010

Published Dec. 14, 2010

Ohio farmers found value in social media through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in 2010, making sure agriculture's voice was heard in important issues as conversations took place on the Web.

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Year in Review: Ohio Farm Bureau By the Numbers

Published Dec. 14, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau is a federation of county Farm Bureaus representing all 88 counties. The organization’s current membership stands at 214,331. Nearly 60,000 of those members are farmers who each get one vote on the organization’s policies.

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OFBF opposed the National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement.

Year in Review: News Highlights

Published Dec. 14, 2010

Shipping container rule, food safety, humane officer training, water regulations, hunting program

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Year in Review: Ohio Farm Bureau weighs in on Supreme Court cases

Published Dec. 14, 2010

OFBF was pleased with an Ohio Supreme Court decision, which had implications for property rights and farmland preservation, as it protected the ability of local governments to manage growth.

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Year in Review: Ohio Farm Bureau maintaining bipartisan political support

Published Dec. 14, 2010

Because of the hard work of Farm Bureau and its members to engage politicians, no matter which candidate or party is elected to office, the importance of agriculture to Ohio continues to be recognized.

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Ohio Farm Bureau members join Gov. Ted Strickland and state officials following the passage of HB 414.

Year in Review: Livestock board kept its authority to address animal care issues

Published Dec. 13, 2010

Following last year’s successful Issue 2 campaign to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, Ohio Farm Bureau worked with lawmakers in 2010 to support the enabling legislation that was required for the board to begin its work.

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A November Grow and Know event at Woodhaven Farm in Licking County.

Our Opportunity: Changing the farm conversation with consumers

Published Dec. 13, 2010

Changing our conversation with consumers doesn't mean giving away the farm. It simply asks farmers to share their values about producing food and to listen to consumers while they share theirs.

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Food has been elevated in consumer consciousness. Are we finally getting what we asked for?

The story of 2010: The Food Movement

Published Dec. 13, 2010

For years, farmers lamented that generations of consumers stopped paying attention to how they were being fed. Are we finally getting what we asked for?

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George Stebbins, Andrew Wilson & Bill Patterson of Farm Credit deliver a $50,000 to AFL Foundation's David White

Animals for Life Foundation backed by Farm Credit

Published Dec. 8, 2010

During the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting in Columbus on December 2, board members of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, a $17 billion agriculture lending cooperative serving over 85,500 farmers and rural residents, presented a $50,000 donation to the Animals for Life Foundation.

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OSU President E Gordon Gee kicked off Ohio Farm Bureau's annual meeting Wednesday

Ohio Farm Bureau kicks off 92nd Annual Meeting

Published Dec. 2, 2010

For the 92nd year, Ohio Farm Bureau members from across the state are convening to determine the stance and direction the state’s largest farm organization will take in the coming year.

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Zehringer

Zehringer appointed next Director of Ohio Dept. of Agriculture

Published Nov. 16, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation commends Governor-elect Kasich's selection of Jim Zehringer to serve as director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

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