Three hundred and forty six delegates represented their county Farm Bureaus and voted on policies that will shape the direction of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) in 2010 at the organizationís 91st annual meeting in Cincinnati this month.
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A 250-page strategic plan titled Ohio Farm Bureau's Envisioned Future ó The New Era was developed in 2009 to guide the organization in coming years.
Brent Porteus of Coshocton has been re-elected president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and to serve as District 12 trustee, serving members from Coshocton, Holmes, Knox and Licking counties.
OFBF President Brent Porteus and Executive Vice President Jack Fisher addressed annual meeting delegates, focusing on State Issue 2, its significance and what lies ahead.
Jay Lehr kicked off Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís 91st annual meeting with a challenge to the farmers in attendance.
Nationwide Insurance CEO Steve Rasmussen told delegates at Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís 91st annual meeting that the company cherishes the long-standing relationship with its founder.
Both the U.S. dairy and pork industries need to drastically reduce the number of cattle and hogs in order to raise prices and have production be more in balance with demand, ag economists said.
The following Farm Bureau volunteers have been named to the prestigious Ambassador Club for the high degree of success they achieved during the membership campaign. Each signed a minimum of 10 new Farm Bureau members.
As healthcare reform legislation makes it way through Congress, you should know that Medical Mutual of Ohio is not opposed to reform. We agree that some sort of reform, which will affect rural Ohio as much as urban Ohio, is necessary.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has the expertise needed to administer parts of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, Ohio Farm Bureauís Director of Legislative Relations Chris Henney recently told Ohio lawmakers.