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2015 agriculture scholarship programs

Published Jan. 15, 2015

United Producers Inc., OABA Educational Trust and several county Farm Bureaus have announced their scholarship offerings for 2014. All scholarship programs assist students in pursuing their education in agricultural-related areas of study and aim to help promote agriculture and agribusiness as a growing field of career opportunities.

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Tax department studying OFBF’s recommended changes to CAUV

Published Jan. 12, 2015

For months, Ohio Farm Bureau staff and volunteers have studied the complicated formula of the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV), which taxes farmland for its agricultural value rather than its fair market value and acts as a strong farmland preservation program.

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OFBF rallies around Victoria Shaw, Discussion Meet competitor

Members represent Ohio Farm Bureau at AFBF Annual Convention

Published Jan. 11, 2015

Six counties participate in County Activities of Excellence Awards program; Young Ag Professionals compete in national contests

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Join county Farm Bureaus at membership kick-off meetings

Published Jan. 8, 2015

Below is a few photos of Farm Bureau member events. If they look like events you and others you know would enjoy consider attending your county's kick-off and joining the membership drive! County Farm Bureau's across the state will be holding membership kick-offs over the next few weeks. Kick-offs vary from membership benefit expos to family fun events to personal development opportunities to land and legal issue information opportunities.

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Items sold during the auction included cheese sculptures and a wooden tractor rocker.

Live, silent auction raises money for foundations

Published Dec. 22, 2014

The ninth annual Rural-Urban Community Auction raised more than $10,000 for Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Animals for Life Foundation and the Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc. at Ohio Farm Bureau’s 96th Annual Meeting.

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Wear your pride

Published Dec. 22, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals are again selling T-shirts to raise money for Mid-Ohio Foodbank, with more options and new designs this year.

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Rasmussen: Nationwide taking steps to more effectively serve members

Published Dec. 22, 2014

2014 proved to be a year of change for Nationwide, according to CEO Steve Rasmussen who provided his annual comments to Ohio Farm Bureau members.

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Hirsch, Fisher encourage farmers to get involved

Published Dec. 22, 2014

Hirsch emphasized the core purpose of the organization won’t change: to help farmers work together to help themselves, to be the single most effective voice for the agricultural community at every level and to ensure coming generations have the opportunity to continue that legacy.

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Medina County delegate Sarah Poling (left) participates in Ohio Farm Bureau's grassroots policy development process.

Delegates set policy update Farm Bureau’s membership model

Published Dec. 22, 2014

Water quality, taxes and agriculture’s prominence at Ohio State University were among the issues Ohio Farm Bureau delegates took action on during the 96th annual meeting.

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Congress extends tax breaks beneficial to farmers

Published Dec. 19, 2014

At the end of the year, Congress passed a bill that retroactively reinstates for one year more than 50 tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013. These tax provisions are essential to small businesses and rural economies, and Farm Bureau will continue to work for a long-term solution so farmers have the certainty they need to plan for the future.

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Hirsch: What we do at this meeting matters

Published Dec. 11, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau President discusses Farm Bureau's success in annual address to annual meeting delegates.

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Ohio needs more infrastructure, food processing to meet demand for local food

Published Dec. 10, 2014

Demand is booming in Ohio for local food. There’s just one problem – Ohio doesn’t have enough infrastructure or food processing to meet the growing demand. That’s according to Brian Williams of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission who moderated a panel about local food councils during the Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum Dec. 10 in Columbus.

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Tips for entrepreneurs overheard at the Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum

Published Dec. 10, 2014

The 2nd annual Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum kicked off this morning with sessions covering topics from leadership development to technology in agriculture to current issues in agriculture. One session brought together farm and food entrepreneurs to discuss their businesses, how they got started and how they continue to grow.

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Catlett tells farmers to prepare for the golden age of agriculture

Published Dec. 10, 2014

There’s never been a better time to be in agriculture, according to Dr. Lowell Catlett, dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, who spoke to attendees at the 2nd annual Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum.

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Transition Planning and Social Security Benefits

Published Dec. 10, 2014

Nationwide is on your side to help you plan for the transition of your farm and decide when to start your social security benefits.

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Experiencing public policy

Published Dec. 8, 2014

When the words public policy are initially heard, I immediately flashback to government or political science class -- long lectures, copious notes, and fair amounts of doodling in the margins of my paper. However, the fourth session of AgriPOWER has given me the opportunity to experience firsthand the theories and practices of our government coming to life.

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Speaking candidly with elected officials

Published Dec. 8, 2014

We’re half way through AgriPOWER Class VI and I can hardly believe it! We’ve spent time getting to know each other, ourselves, how we can be the best advocates in Washington, D.C. and this month we focused on how we can influence policy and change here in Ohio.

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Healthy Water Ohio gets input from more than 150 stakeholders

Published Dec. 5, 2014

Healthy Water Ohio (HwO) has been busy gathering input from groups and individuals about the present and future needs of the state’s water resources. More than a year ago, Ohio Farm Bureau started work on the initiative. The goal is to develop a 20- to 30-year plan to sustainably meet water needs while enhancing the economy and quality of life for all Ohioans.

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OFBF supports manure regulation transfer, pending nutrient law

Published Dec. 4, 2014

This week Ohio Farm Bureau testified about House Bill 490. OFBF supports a measure to transfer manure management regulations from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to the Ohio Department of Agriculture as well as a nutrient management provision for the Western Lake Erie Basin.

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Top Ohio farm photos of the week

Published Nov. 21, 2014

Harvest season is nearing an end for many farmers in Ohio. The weather this fall, particularly this past week with snow, has been very challenging for farmers trying to get out in their fields to harvest corn and soybeans, cut hay and plant cover crops and winter wheat. But they worked on harvest every moment they could, day or night. Many farmers have been sharing photos on social media of harvest. Here are our favorite posts this week on social media including photos from the #OHharves14 and #SnowyOhioFarm hashtags.

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Talking water issues with Congress, U.S. EPA

Published Nov. 21, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau has been busy talking with members of Congress and federal officials about water issues.

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Farmers testify in support of agritourism bill

Published Nov. 21, 2014

Three Ohio farmers took time out of their busy schedules recently to testify about an agritourism bill that is based on model legislation developed by Ohio Farm Bureau.

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Dozens of fertilizer, pesticide certification classes now offered

Published Nov. 21, 2014

Ohio State University Extension has now scheduled 25 fertilizer certification classes and 45 combination fertilizer/pesticide application classes statewide for farmers.

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Bid now on great Foundation auction items

Published Nov. 20, 2014

Looking for the perfect holiday gift item? Check out the items up for bid on the 9th annual Rural-Urban Community Auction sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Animals for Life Foundation and the Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc.

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Top ten harvest photos of the week

Published Nov. 14, 2014

Harvest season is nearing an end for some farmers in Ohio. The wet weather this fall was challenging for farmers trying to get out in their fields to harvest corn and soybeans, cut hay and plant cover crops and winter wheat but they worked on harvest every moment they could, day or night. Many farmers have been sharing photos on social media of harvest. Here are ten of our favorite posts this week.

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