Farm Bureau members are innovative and action oriented, and each year the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) sponsors the County Activities of Excellence program to recognize county Farm Bureaus for outstanding work.
News & Events
- How large of an increase have you seen in your farmland property value this year
- OFBF examining CAUV formula
- From plan to policy
- ‘In it for the long run’
- Bill addresses concerns about state’s agritourism activities
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When reporters want to talk to farmers, Ohio Farm Bureau works both sides of the connection, assisting farmers in preparing for their interviews and helping reporters understand the issues.
Greg and Rose Hartschuh became the faces of the new “I am Farm Bureau” campaign aimed at dispelling myths of the organization being “big agriculture,” and providing a way for Farm Bureau members to stand up, speak out, correct information and tell the stories of who they really are.
Ohio farmers found value in social media through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in 2010, making sure agriculture's voice was heard in important issues as conversations took place on the Web.
Ohio Farm Bureau is a federation of county Farm Bureaus representing all 88 counties. The organization’s current membership stands at 214,331. Nearly 60,000 of those members are farmers who each get one vote on the organization’s policies.
Shipping container rule, food safety, humane officer training, water regulations, hunting program
OFBF was pleased with an Ohio Supreme Court decision, which had implications for property rights and farmland preservation, as it protected the ability of local governments to manage growth.
Because of the hard work of Farm Bureau and its members to engage politicians, no matter which candidate or party is elected to office, the importance of agriculture to Ohio continues to be recognized.
Following last year’s successful Issue 2 campaign to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, Ohio Farm Bureau worked with lawmakers in 2010 to support the enabling legislation that was required for the board to begin its work.
Changing our conversation with consumers doesn't mean giving away the farm. It simply asks farmers to share their values about producing food and to listen to consumers while they share theirs.
For years, farmers lamented that generations of consumers stopped paying attention to how they were being fed. Are we finally getting what we asked for?
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.
For the 92nd year, Ohio Farm Bureau members from across the state are convening to determine the stance and direction the state’s largest farm organization will take in the coming year.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation commends Governor-elect Kasich's selection of Jim Zehringer to serve as director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
The patent on Round-Up Ready soybeans, a widely-used biotech seed that allows farmers to grow herbicide-resistant plants, is set to expire in 2014.
Ohio Farm Bureau members from across the state will develop the organization's positions on farm and rural issues during the 91st annual meeting to be held Dec. 1 to 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus.
The Fort Loramie FFA Chapter in Shelby County has been named the $1,000 “People’s Choice” Grand Prize winner in the “Because I Care” video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Center for Food and Animal Issues.
U.S. drivers say they are seeing first-hand the danger of driving while distracted. A new public opinion poll by Harris Interactive for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company shows nearly four out of 10 drivers say they have been hit or nearly hit by a driver who is distracted by their cell phone.
How many of us remember doctors who made house calls? While most of us yearn for those simpler times, there is a new model based on the old simplicity of one doctor providing personal, one-on-one, efficient health care. This model is called the Medical Home.
OFBF Responds to Dispatch Series, Legislation would give U.S. EPA more authority over water issues, E15 approved for newer vehicles; Video outlines Farm Bill debate
Ohio has elected a new governor and statewide office holders, many new lawmakers and it may soon have new administrators in state offices such as the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency.
During a recent meeting, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board agreed to set targets for its standards on veal calf housing. In separate votes, the board approved two “key concepts."
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.
A look at recent news and upcoming events with local Farm Bureaus throughout Ohio.
During a recent meeting, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board agreed to set targets for its standards on veal calf housing.