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Day two of the annual county Farm Bureau Presidents Trip to Washington, D.C. was a busy one for attendees, as they prepared for Wednesday's in-office visits with their lawmakers.
Ohio Farm Bureau is presenting the East Region Leadership Conference, hosted by counties in the East Region Saturday, March 31 at the First Methodist Church in New Philadelphia from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to all Farm Bureau members, not just to those in the eastern part of the state.
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.
After being fully briefed on the latest issues, and having heard from a number of Ohio's Congressional delegation, it was Ohio's county Farm Bureau presidents' turn to talk on Wednesday, as they met face-to-face in the offices of their lawmakers.
Choice Hotels is running a special promotion for Ohio Farm Bureau members. Book your reservations at ChoiceHotels.com or 800.258.2847 and after your second separate stay with arrival between March 8 and May 8, you’ll receive enough Choice Privileges points to redeem for a free night.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) extended the deadline to submit comments regarding its proposals to block LightSquared from pursuing its wireless broadband network to March 16.
Ohio Farm Bureau sponsors program giving fourth grade students, teachers free admission to the fair to learn about agriculture.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels shares Ohio agriculture's global impact during Ohio Agriculture week.
To raise awareness of companies registered and doing business in Ohio, Ohio Secretary of State John Husted highlights Ohio businesses each month on the Ohio Business Profile website. Ohio Farm Bureau encourages its members to submit nominations.
An emphasis was put on giving back and getting involved at the Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Young Agricultural Professionals Leadership Conference, held March 9-10 in Columbus. Donations were made to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry. Workshops aloso were held.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Daniels and other agriculture leaders celebrated Ohio Agriculture Day Thursday with visits to three Ohio agribusinesses: Blue Grass Farms, Central Ohio Logistics Center, and Feed the World, LLC. All three play a large role in Ohio’s global agriculture reach.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency today announced their recommendations for reducing excess agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie.
As oil and gas exploration spreads to new parts of Ohio, farmers think through impacts.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute, a leadership and advocacy development program designed specifically for farmers and agribusiness professionals, held a graduation ceremony March 17 for the 19 participants of Class IV.
Fairfield and Hocking County Farm Bureaus will be hosting Ag Days April 14 and 15 at the Hocking County Fairgrounds. Ag Days is a free event held to share the importance of agriculture in communities, and several thousand attend this two-day event each year.
A video for the burrito chain Chipotle that received millions of views on YouTube got another bump when it aired on national television during the Grammy Awards.
Homeowners are often unaware that flood damage is not covered by their home insurance. Flood insurance is the single best way you can protect yourself from flood losses. Here are a few facts regarding floods and the National Flood Insurance Program.
Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President John C. (Jack) Fisher will become vice chair of the Ohio State University Board of Trustees. His term will begin in April. Fisher originally joined the OSU board in 2006 and his term runs through 2013.
With the March primary over, it is the perfect time for Ohio Farm Bureau members to reach out to their political candidates.
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the Ohio Power Siting Board acted properly in approving the construction and operation of a wind farm in Champaign County, a finding that had been encouraged by Ohio Farm Bureau.
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,
Matching up elementary and high school students with Ohio’s largest industry is the goal of a proposed regional STEM school that would focus on agriculture in urban areas.
The constitutional review process typically lasts several years. While the topics have not been determined yet, both the co-chairs believe the commission will address redistricting, term limits, home rule, judicial elections, taxes and citizen initiated changes to the constitution.
Farm Bureau members selling agricultural products directly to consumers are able to have a free business listing on the 'Our Ohio' Buying Local Directory.