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Farm Bureau members are invited to apply for a 21-day agricultural study tour through the McCloy Fellowship Program.
Ohio Farm Bureau believes in providing youth opportunities to grow. OFBF is accepting applications through March 17 for youth interested in serving as OFBF's ambassador to the board.The Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board is made up of who represent youth from organizations across Ohio.
Research foundation bill proposed, Federal estate tax reform bills introduced
Spring is heating up, and so are the opportunities, activities and events of Ohio's county Farm Bureaus. Scholarships, Oil & Gas Informational Meetings, Local Ag Days and more dot this month's County Farm Bureau Round-Up.
As spring heats up, farmers are hitting the fields, and county Farm Bureaus are gearing up for warm weather events and activities. Check out what’s being offered throughout the state in the coming weeks.
With 1.4 billion people and a growing middle class, the impact China has on world agriculture is steadily increasing.
Yvonne Lesicko, OFBF senior director of legislative and regulatory affairs, discusses where Farm Bill progress stands.
When an energy company began reaching out to farmers in northeast Ohio about growing grass for biofuels, it was a perfect opportunity for the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau to bring the community together.
Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher has received accolades for his work at the helm of the state’s largest farm organization.
A breakdown of what's included in the enabling legislation for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, as passed by the General Assembly.
During Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting Nov. 28-30, more than 300 member delegates from around the state will discuss and debate county proposed changes to Farm Bureau policy. Once approved, these ideas will guide the organization on a number of issues in the coming year.
OFBF's annual Trends and Issues Conference held in March focused on the farm bill and climate policy.
During the 90th annual meeting, Ohio Farm Bureau was presented with American Farm Bureau’s new Pinnacle Award.
Legal issues in agriculture will be the focus of a one-day Ohio State University Extension conference on March 25.
Despite major changes in society, the way many associations operate hasn’t changed much, according to Mary Byers, an author and consultant who spoke at Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Certified Crop Adviser of the Year award.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Conservation Farm Family Awards. The awards program through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is co-sponsored by 'Ohio Farmer' magazine and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Ohio Farm Bureau, contestants, county Farm Bureau recognized on opening day of American Farm Bureau's annual meeting.
Dr. David Baker, Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies at Heidelberg University, and Dr. Bernie Erven, Professor Emeritus in Agricultural Communications at Ohio State University, are honorees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation's 2010 Golf Invitational
Issue 2 was designed to give Ohio voters the confidence that animal care questions are being effectively addressed and to give farmers the assurance that any animal care policies in Ohio will be reasonable and based on comprehensive debate.
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Ag Districts can be a great way for farmers to receive legal protections for some farming activities, but property owners need to be aware that annexation can potentially cause problems.
What could you or your organization do with an extra $1,000? That's what's up for grabs in the “Because I Care” video contest, coordinated by OFBF’s Center for Food and Animal Issues.
When Ohio Farm Bureau leaders could not yet provide a long list of legislative accomplishments, programs and services, they communicated a belief that inspired farmers to lead the organization to where it is today.
New series of articles looks at how being a Farm Bureau member helps build a resilient food community.
Steve Berk has been named organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau in Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties.
The AgChat Foundation’s recent Agvocacy 2.0 Conference in Nashville was anything but a traditional farmer and rancher gathering.
Gov. Ted Strickland has signed Senate Bill 131, sponsored by Sens. Karen Gillmor, R-Tiffin, and Capri Cafaro, D-Hubbard, which will establish a bio-products preferred purchasing program, making Ohio the first state in the country with such a program in statute.
House Bill (HB) 473, a bill proposing rules on how much water farms and factories in Ohio can draw from Lake Erie, passed the Ohio House of Representatives April 25 with a vote of 59-38.
Passed in the Senate Wednesday, a bill to help facilitate the transfer of the NPDES program for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and storm water associated with construction activity to ODA from Ohio EPA is now awaiting the governor’s signature.
The U.S. House this month passed a bill that would help increase the number of veterinarians working in livestock and food animal practices and in key public health fields. The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Senate to follow suit.
Citing the contributions of Ohio’s farmers to the economy and the state’s rich agricultural heritage, OFBF testified in favor of a bill that would designate the week of Thanksgiving as Ohio Agriculture Week.
Two major pieces of legislation banning horse slaughter are expected to be reintroduced.
Advanced Image Resources Inc. (AIR) is giving consumers a choice to use their printers and copiers and be environmentally friendly while doing it.
Thanks to the Biodiesel School Bus Grant Program, 21 school districts are already powering their buses with soy biodiesel and providing cleaner air for their students.
A new regional biogas plant and more than a dozen anaerobic digesters in the works are helping Ohio increase its presence in the renewable energy industry.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is past its final major hurdle in establishing the first comprehensive set of standards for animal care in Ohio.
Ohio Farm Bureau board members recognized strong emotions on both sides of the Senate Bill 5/Issue 2 debate, but believed it was the responsibility of leadership to make a recommendation to members.
Bob Evans Farms, in partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau, purchased this year’s reserve grand champion market barrow at the Ohio State Fair, which will help support youth involvement in agriculture.
Companies partner to support local youth at Ohio State Fair's 2012 Sale of Champions
Bob Evans Farms returns to Sale of Champions.
Bob Evans Farms, in partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, purchased the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow for $20,000 at the Ohio State Fair's 2011 Sale of Champions.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is moving slowly, but that’s because it is being thorough, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director (ODA) Robert Boggs told attendees at Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Adam and Aubrey Bolender of Russelville as its 2010 Outstanding Young Farmers. They will represent Ohio in the national contest during the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Atlanta in January.
Adam and Aubrey Bolender of Russelville have been recognized as the 2010 Outstanding Young Farmers. Jenifer Weaver of North Jackson was recognized as the recipient of the Excellence in Agriculture Award
Critics don't understand modern agriculture. Or they just don't like it. In either case, they're pointing their fingers at farmers.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Water Act Protection Guide” is one step closer to being implemented; An interactive website launched by the American Farm Bureau Federation for Agriculture last year to celebrate century farms will be expanded with more articles and videos,
Brown County Farm Bureau has received a $500 mini-grant from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee.
The National Association of Wheat Growers announced its choices for the 2012 Wheat Advocate Award, an award given annually to members of Congress who have demonstrated support for the wheat industry above and beyond the norm. Two of the recipients of the award are Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Bob Gibbs.