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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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.
Hear a recent Town Hall Ohio conversation about the new national healthcare program.
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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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.
AgriPOWER Class VII traveled to Washington, D.C. to learn more about agricultural policy and lobbying. The trip agenda included discussions with American Farm Bureau staff about their work and current agricultural policy issues at the federal level, meetings with congressional members or their staff, a visit to the New Zealand Embassy and to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read excerpts from three AgriPOWER Class VII participants followed by photos and links to more about the trip as shared by the participants!
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.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Proposed Constitution Amendment, which received broad bipartisan support in both the House and Senate last week is currently awaiting critical final action by lawmakers. Contact your legislative leaders today to urge final passage.
Burdensome estate taxes can cause the loss or break-up of family farms when heirs are forced to sell assets to pay the tax and/or administrative costs. Ohio Farm Bureau's Online Action Center makes contacting your lawmakers to urge an end to the Ohio Estate Tax a breeze.
Ohio Farm Bureau members are urged to contact their members of Congress to encourage the passage of Free Trade Agreements that can result in significant additional exports, economic development and jobs.
Use OFBF's Online Action Center now to quickly help eliminate the Estate Tax and keep Ohio farmers on their land for future generations, strengthen the rural economy and preserve agricultural heritage.
Dwight Beougher, a Franklin County Farm Bureau member, delivers a speech in front of a television camera as part of a recent spokesperson training program held by Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animal Issues.
When people see a friend post an update that says, “Eating a cookie with a glass of milk,” it often leaves them wondering a number of things, including why did he tell us this?
Fairfield County farmer and mom writes about the mountain of misinformation about food out there, leaving mothers confused about how to best feed their families and her work addressing this issue.
Last year, Ohio was among the eight Midwest states and two Canadian provinces to ratify the Great Lakes Compact — an agreement that governs the use and prevents the diversion of water from the Great Lakes.
The Answer Council of Jackson County decided to use a daytime trip to Ohio State University to learn more about animal health and meat safety issues.
Grassroots program now featured in Buckeye Farm News
Farmers spent time in March discussing several big picture issues facing agriculture at this year’s Trends and Issues Conference and Advisory Team meetings.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s policy development process has begun and will continue through December. One part of the policy development process, advisory teams, has been meeting throughout March.
Advisory teams met March 26 to discuss top issues facing agriculture in Ohio, and suggest policies and programs Ohio Farm Bureau should support. In an audio clip accompanying her column, Director of Commodity Relations Sandy Kuhn explains what the Advisory Teams are and their purpose.
Speakers tell Farmers to do the speaking on opening day of Annual Meeting
A new blog created by American Farm Bureau Federation provides a forum for county and state Farm Bureaus to share resources, ideas and information on improving the quality of life in rural communities.
Protecting farmers’ and ranchers’ right to privacy is a top priority, said the American Farm Bureau Federation.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its seventh annual “Book of the Year” award to Laurie Krebs for 'The Beeman.' The book introduces young readers to bees, beekeepers and the pollination process.