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Ohioís government continues to see new faces in leadership positions as a result of last Novemberís election and Gov. John Kasichís cabinet appointments.
Fairfield and Funton County Farm Bureaus were recognized by American Farm Bureau for innovative new program ideas in the 2011 County Activities of Excellence program. They were among 15 local Farm Bureaus selected nationally to share their successful efforts in an exhibit at AFBFís annual meeting.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) continues to develop programs helping smaller, community-based groups and has awarded
a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2011 program year.
Your farmís long-term success is ultimately about profitability. While controlling expenses is one critical component of profitability, so is protecting your farmís or ranchís assets with the right insurance and risk management tools. How can you strike a balance between savings and security?
Emily Krueger of West Salem, Ohio was named the winner of the 2011 American Farm Bureau Federation Collegiate Discussion Meet held recently during the AFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Conference in Orlando.
In Northeast Ohio, as part of this yearís membership campaign, each county Farm Bureau in the region donated $100 to establish a $2,000 membership renewal promotion. In Paulding County, $2,500 was awarded as part of Farm Bureau's Property Protection program.
After nearly 20 years working with education programs and assisting volunteers and teachers in helping students learn the origins of their food, Judy Roush is returning to the family farm upon her retirement this month.
The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) will host its Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium on April 4 at the Fawcett Center at Ohio State University.
Do you know someone who has positively developed or enhanced relationships between neighbors in Ohioís farm communities? The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC), in partnership with OFBF, is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Neighbor of the Year awards.
Thanks to the farmers on our Facebook page who shared the reasons that they would encourage other farmers to join Farm Bureau. You can join in the conversation at www.facebook.com/ohiofarmbureau.
When one of the nationís largest meatpackers opened its beef slaughter plant to a camera crew from The Oprah Winfrey Show, few were predicting the company would earn a pat on the back from a leading food system critic and positive words from Winfrey herself.
OFBF is supporting House Bill 22, which would clarify the law to ensure that farmers arenít held criminally responsible when livestock get out through no fault of the farmer.
Farm Bureau members are invited to apply for a 21-day agricultural study tour through the McCloy Fellowship Program.
Ohio Speaker of the House, Rep. William Batchelder, joined Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher to share more about his duties and talk Ohio politics on Town Hall Ohio. Here's a sneak peek of the Feb. 26 show.
Mark Kvamme, director of the Ohio Department of Development, appears this weekend on Ohio Farm Bureauís radio show Town Hall Ohio to discuss a new private-public partnership intended to bring jobs to the state. Here's a preview.
Hundreds of farmers & other Ohioans rally at Ohio Statehouse to repeal estate tax.
Emily Krueger of West Salem, Ohio was named the winner of the 2011 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Collegiate Discussion Meet held recently during the AFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Conference in Orlando.
The American Farm Bureau Federation presented OFBF with the traveling FBACT (Farm Bureau Agricultural Contact Team) trophy for the Midwest Region. The award is presented once every congressional cycle. This is the second consecutive award won by Ohio.
When farmers learned that Oprah Winfrey was doing a show promoting a vegan lifestyle there was more than a little concern. But to the surprise of much of the agricultural community, the show may actually have done farmers a favor.
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.
The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) and Ohio Sheep and Wool Program honored many significant contributors to the sheep industry during its annual meeting and awards ceremony held in December.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation continues to develop programs helping smaller, community-based groups, and has awarded a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2011 program year.
With gas prices continuing to skyrocket, interest in tapping into Ohioís natural resources for gas and oil is booming. More and more landowners are being approached by strangers asking if they are interested in leasing their property for oil and natural gas exploration.
President Obama recently signed a tax relief bill that sets for two years an estate tax rate exemption of $5 million with a maximum rate of 35 percent.