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AgriPOWER class members visited American Farm Bureau's offices to learn about the lawmaking process.

An inside look at Washington

Published Feb. 12, 2013

Members of Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER class recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for their fifth session.

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An Open Letter to Mr. Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of HSUS

Published Mar. 2, 2010

Congressman Zack Space, representing Ohio's 18th District, tells the Humane Society of the United States that when it comes to livestock care, Ohioans have already spoken.

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An update on farm nutrient legislation

Published Dec. 19, 2013

On Nov. 20, the Senate Agriculture Committee heard testimony and accepted five amendments to Senate Bill 150, legislation to address nutrient management and water quality in Ohio but delayed a vote while more work is done.

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Peggy Kirk Hall

Animal advocates, farmers both pushing for standards

Published Apr. 20, 2011

Between 2002 and 2009, animal advocacy groups were successful in establishing new animal care regulations in seven states. Since 2009, agricultural interests have backed the establishment animal care regulations in 11 states.

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A panel featuring the Animal Agriculture 202 speakers provided an open forum for first responders to ask questions.

Animal Agriculture 202 teaches 150 first-responders about livestock handling

Published Apr. 17, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio State University Extension teamed up to host more than 150 first-responders at the Animal Agriculture 202 seminar April 12. The daylong seminar trained attendees on the proper handling of large animals in times of crisis.

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Animal care issues could bring activists to farms

Published Nov. 12, 2009

With issues of livestock care being prominently debated in Ohio, farmers are reminded to be vigilant in taking measures to protect themselves from becoming the targets of undercover animal rights activists.

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Animal disease outbreak courses scheduled for January

Published Dec. 17, 2009

Training sessions will be held throughout Ohio in January to help communities prepare for an animal disease outbreak.

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Animal Issues

Published Dec. 23, 2009

In 2009, Ohio Farm Bureau was a strong advocate for animal agriculture in the Buckeye State.

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Animal panel belongs in Constitution

Published Oct. 29, 2009

Ohio House Republican Leader gives opinion on Issue 2.

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Animal release fuels debate

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The intentional release of lions, bears, tigers and other exotic species in rural Muskingum County has created significant public demand for new laws to control ownership of such animals. But the topic of wild and dangerous animals has been on Farm Bureau’s agenda for several months.

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Grant proposal are being accepted until 5 p.m. on July 1.

Animals for Life Foundation accepting 2013 grant proposals

Published Jan. 18, 2013

The Animals for Life Foundation (AFL) is accepting grant proposals from organizations planning programs that promote its mission pillars of animal care, animal use and the human-animal bond.

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Animals for Life Foundation accepting donations

Published Feb. 5, 2010

OFBF’s Animals for Life Foundation is now up and running and accepting donations.

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Animals for Life Foundation

Animals for Life Foundation accepting grant proposals for 2012

Published Jan. 24, 2012

Animals for Life Foundation to award grants for programs/projects helping further develop and implement vision and mission of accepting and understanding human-animal interdependency and the value animals bring to human life.

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Animals for Life Foundation awards 2012 grants to improve human-animal bond

Published Aug. 15, 2012

The Animals for Life Foundation has approved more than $47,000 in grants for fiscal year 2012 projects that will help improve the human-animal bond, including equestrian and service dog programs to aid people living with disabilities along with a farm animal handling program for first responders.

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Animals For Life Foundation Awards First Set of Grants

Published Sep. 14, 2010

The Animals for Life Foundation, which was created earlier this year, recently awarded its first set of grants.

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Animals for Life Foundation awards grants

Published Sep. 24, 2010

The Animals for Life Foundation recently awarded its first set of grants to develop and implement the Foundation’s mission, vision and goals.

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Animals for Life Foundation Awards Grants to Improve Human-Animal Bond

Published Aug. 8, 2011

The Animals for Life Foundation has approved more than $30,000 in grants for fiscal year 2011 projects that help improve the human-animal bond, including a therapy dog program for children with autism and a farm animal handling program for first responders.

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Animals for Life Foundation awards grants to improve human-animal bond

Published Sep. 6, 2011

The Animals for Life Foundation has approved more than $30,000 in grants in fiscal year 2011 projects that help improve the human-animal bond, including a therapy dog program for children with autism and a farm animal handling program for first responders.

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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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Animals For Life Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

Published Jun. 21, 2010

The Animals for Life Foundation, which was created last year to increase public acceptance and understanding of human-animal interdependency, has just made available its first-ever Request for Proposals (RFPs).

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Animals for Life Foundation now accepting grant applications

Published Apr. 4, 2011

RFP applications will be considered that help the Foundation further develop and implement its vision and mission -- to increase public acceptance and understanding of human-animal interdependency and achieve public recognition that animals bring value to human life.

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Animals for Life Foundation now accepting grant applications

Published Apr. 19, 2011

Interested parties have until July 1 to complete and submit their RFP application to the Foundation.

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Individuals and organizations may now make financial contributions to the Animals for Life Foundation online.

Animals for Life Foundation now accepting online donations

Published Jun. 23, 2011

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.

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Animals for Life foundation selects Recipients of 2013 Grants

Published Aug. 12, 2013

The Animals for Life Foundation (AFL) has selected 11 projects and programs related to the human-animal bond that will be awarded grant funding during the 2013 fiscal year.

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Animals make our lives better

Published Feb. 25, 2014

The Animals for Life Foundation celebrates the human animal bond, and in this blog, David White talks about that bond, the foundation and its upcoming Forum.

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Annual Meeting Dates and Locations - July and August

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Annual Meeting Dates and Locations - July and August

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Answering questions about H1N1

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animal Issues recently issued a briefing to help farmers address the H1N1 influenza virus.

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A protester in Columbus in 2008.

Appeals court gives OK for 'rbST free' and other labels

Published Nov. 11, 2010

A federal appeals court recently ruled that Ohio dairy products can be labeled “rbGH free”, “rbST free” and “artificial hormone free” as long as they are accompanied by an appropriate legal disclaimer. The labels refer to a synthetic hormone that stimulates milk production in cows.

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AgriPOWER class III graduates

Applications being accepted for 2011-2012 AgriPOWER class

Published Apr. 19, 2011

Each year, Ohio Farm Bureau's AgriPOWER Institute helps 20 Ohioans develop the skills necessary to become effective leaders and advocates for agriculture by learning from experts in the agriculture and food industry fields.

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Applications are being accepted for the 2011-2012 AgriPOWER Institute class.

Applications being accepted for 2011-2012 AgriPOWER Institute

Published Mar. 31, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau is seeking applicants for the 2011-2012 class of its yearlong agriculture leadership and advocacy program, AgriPOWER Institute.

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Spend three weeks in Germany as part of an AFBF-sponsored agriculture study tour.

Applications being accepted for three-week agriculture study tour in Germany

Published Feb. 24, 2011

Farm Bureau members are invited to apply for a 21-day agricultural study tour through the McCloy Fellowship Program.

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Applications due Sept. 5 for County Activities of Excellence Awards

Published Jul. 31, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for county Farm Bureaus to enter the 2015 County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program.

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Applications now being accepted for new conservation programs

Published May. 7, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for two new conservation programs created under the 2014 Farm Bill. The Agricultural Conservation Easements Program (ACEP) has up to $366 million available to state and local governments, Native American tribes, nongovernmental organizations and private landowners.

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Apply to be one of Ohio Farm Bureau's State Fair Junior Fair Board Ambassadors

Published Mar. 7, 2012

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.

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April 19 News Briefs: Research Foundation proposed | Federal Estate Tax Reform

Published Apr. 18, 2012

Research foundation bill proposed, Federal estate tax reform bills introduced

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Fun for the whole family at Ag Days in Fairfield County.

April 2012 County Farm Bureau Round-Up

Published Apr. 2, 2012

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.

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Gallia County President Paul Shoemaker featured in this month's round-up.

April 2013 County Farm Bureau Round-up

Published Apr. 10, 2013

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.

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As China grows, so do food needs

Published Apr. 16, 2009

With 1.4 billion people and a growing middle class, the impact China has on world agriculture is steadily increasing.

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American Farm Bureau graphic showing how countries around the world help farmers manage risk.

As Farm Bill mark ups draw near, AFBF details Farm Bill priorities

Published Apr. 24, 2013

Yvonne Lesicko, OFBF senior director of legislative and regulatory affairs, discusses where Farm Bill progress stands.

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Farmers are considering if miscanthus grass could provide an economic boost to northeast Ohio.

Ashtabula County Farm Bureau helps community explore new economic opportunity

Published Sep. 6, 2011

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.

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At a glance - Jan. 21, 2010

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher has received accolades for his work at the helm of the state’s largest farm organization.

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Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs will chair the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

At a glance: A brief look at how the Ohio Livestock Care Board will operate

Published Mar. 26, 2010

A breakdown of what's included in the enabling legislation for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, as passed by the General Assembly.

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At annual meeting, members to share ideas, set policy

Published Nov. 19, 2012

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.

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At issue: farm bill, climate

Published Apr. 16, 2009

OFBF's annual Trends and Issues Conference held in March focused on the farm bill and climate policy.

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At the 'pinnacle'

Published Feb. 5, 2009

During the 90th annual meeting, Ohio Farm Bureau was presented with American Farm Bureau’s new Pinnacle Award.

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Attend a workers' compensation safety meeting

Published Feb. 12, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program members are required to attend one safety seminar per year to remain program eligible.

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Attorneys to explore farm issues at Extension conference

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Legal issues in agriculture will be the focus of a one-day Ohio State University Extension conference on March 25.

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Movie Night on the Farm attendees watching "Hoodwinked" after an evening full of fun on the farm.

Auglaize County Farm Bureau’s Movie Night on the Farm

Published Jul. 22, 2013

Auglaize County Farm Bureau's Movie on the Farm event was full of fun activities, and opportunities for conversations about Farm Bureau and agriculture. Organization Director Jill Smith shares her experience and thoughts about the event in this blog post.

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Mary Byers

Author: Associations must change to stay relevant

Published Dec. 13, 2011

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.

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2012 CCA Winner Mike Dailey with the current and past CCA Board Chairman.

Award to recognize outstanding Certified Crop Advisers

Published Nov. 19, 2012

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Certified Crop Adviser of the Year award.

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