News & Events

[160x120]_stewardship.jpg
Frome left, Lou Brown, Gene Royer, Tim Stebbins, Rick Moore, and Paul Dahlinghaus.

Five Ohio farmers received 2011 Environmental Stewardship awards

Published Aug. 23, 2011

The annual award recognizes the many accomplishments made by family farmers to protect Ohio’s land, air and water quality and to conserve the state’s natural resources.

This article has 0 comments

Five Northwest County offices shuffle locations, hours

Published Aug. 13, 2009

To make the best use of member resources, OFBF has adjusted operations in Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Logan and Wyandot counties.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_LCSB_images_320x2405.jpg

Five Livestock Care Informational Sessions to be held across Ohio

Published Jul. 20, 2011

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will hold five informational sessions in August and September to provide an overview of the state's new livestock care standards.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_FB-001_oil_Web.jpg

Five legal tips for oil and gas production on your property

Published May. 28, 2013

Ohio has become an epicenter for oil and gas leasing and drilling activity. Many landowners are faced with leases and legal documents for resources they may not have realized existed on their property. Here are five tips to consider from Ohio Farm Bureau’s brochure, “A Landowner Guide to Oil and Gas Leasing.”

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_jack_formal_320x2407.jpg
Fisher

Fisher: Ohio's export dependence is unquestionable

Published Sep. 22, 2010

In a letter to editors of Ohio's major newspapers, Ohio Farm Bureau's executive vice president stresses the importance of trade and how it relates to this autumn's election.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_jack_formal_320x2408.jpg
Fisher

Fisher: Dispatch series linking farming and water pollution lacks breadth

Published Oct. 18, 2010

While a Columbus Dispatch series, titled "Fouled by Farming," examining the relationship between agriculture and water quality was in-depth, Ohio Farm Bureau's executive vice president says it left readers missing the big picture.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_jack_formal_320x2404.jpg
Fisher

Fisher: HSUS should become part of Ohio’s livestock care process, not hijack it

Published Feb. 22, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president responds to letter. Says Humane Society of the United States wants to upend the will of Ohio voters in last November's election.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_jack_formal_320x240.jpg
Fisher

Fisher updates rural radio audience on Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Published Aug. 26, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau's executive vice president gives an update on the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board in a national rural radio interview.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_jack_agri_pulse_320x240.jpg
Fisher

Fisher shares Issue 2 success, provides advice to livestock producers

Published Jan. 18, 2010

Farm Bureau Exec calls Issue 2 victory "one step" in ongoing battle during Agri Pulse radio broadcast.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_jack_formal_320x24010.jpg
John C. "Jack" Fisher

Fisher named vice chair of OSU board

Published Mar. 21, 2012

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.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_jack_formal_320x2402.jpg
Fisher

Fisher named Rea & Associates Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year

Published Jan. 4, 2010

Smart Business Columbus outlines how Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Director John C. Fisher maintains the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's relevancy.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_jack_formal_320x2406.jpg
Fisher

Fisher answers frequently asked questions about the Ohio Ag Agreement

Published Jul. 15, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher answered more questions about the Ohio Agriculture deal with HSUS in an exclusive conversation with Ohio's Country Journal.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_feeder_lambs_09_with_Curt.jpg

First year of sheep and goat WebEx series will lead to future programs

Published Mar. 26, 2012

After 10 years of holding as many as 14 live demonstration programs throughout the state, sheep and goat farmers in Ohio now have a way to keep more farmers across the state up-to-date on the latest sheep and goat information.

This article has 0 comments

Fire claims persist as homeowners take risks to stay warm

Published Jan. 19, 2011

A review of Nationwide Insurance claims data reveals significant jumps in home fires started by alternative heating sources – such as fireplaces, wood burning stoves and space heaters.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_leahfinney.jpg
Leah Finney

Finney joins Farm Bureau staff

Published Jan. 19, 2011

Leah Finney has been named director of legal education for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_Beyer_blogworkshop_320x240.jpg
Blogger Leah Beyer (center in green) takes beginner bloggers through an exercise to help them name their blogs.

Finding purpose in blogger workshops

Published Jun. 18, 2013

I witnessed the good that comes from being a connector and organizer of people as they worked together to learn new tools last week during Ohio Farm Bureau’s beginning blogger workshop in Wilmington.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_agripower4.jpg
AgriPOWER Class IV in Washington D.C.

Finding my Voice Through AgriPOWER

Published Jan. 22, 2014

AgriPOWER Class IV graduate Terri Bauer Studer explains how she found her voice through the Ohio Farm Bureau leadership and advocacy program. Applications for Class VI due April 18.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_OLSCB_screencapture.jpg

Find them online

Published Jul. 16, 2010

New online sites make it easy for visitors to find topics of interest dealing with livestock and other Farm Bureau issues.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_respondtoagcensus_320x2401.jpg

Final call for 2012 Census of Agriculture

Published May. 8, 2013

With the window to respond to the 2012 Census of Agriculture officially closing May 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is urging farmers and ranchers not to miss this opportunity to be counted and help determine the future of farming in America.

This article has 0 comments

Federal Update: Renewable Fuels Standards, Appropriations Bill

Published Jan. 30, 2014

An update of two federal issues, Renewable Fuel Standards and the Appropriations Bill, impacting food and farming.

This article has 0 comments

Federal Policy Issues Update

Published Aug. 14, 2013

With Congress on recess for the summer, here’s a brief look at where we stand on three key issues.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_wyatt_bates_scioto_pres_320x240.jpg
Scioto County Farm Bureau President Wyatt Bates is featured in this month's Round-up.

February 2013 County Farm Bureau Round-up

Published Feb. 20, 2013

There’s quite the list of opportunities across the state in this month’s County Farm Bureau Round-up. Scholarships are available, meetings on all sorts of key issues are being held, community breakfasts are being served, and more.

This article has 0 comments

FDA rethinks expanded milk testing proposal

Published Mar. 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing its plan to expand milk testing after the dairy industry and state regulators criticized the methodology.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_FDA_320x240.jpg

FDA releases produce food safety rules, seeks review

Published Jan. 9, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has released for public comment its proposed rule to establish science-based standards for growing, harvesting, packing and holding produce on domestic and foreign farms.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_iStock_000016936368Large.jpg
Farmers and ranchers rely on the accuracy of GPS for precision agriculture

FCC extends deadline to comment on LightSquared waiver

Published Mar. 9, 2012

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.

This article has 0 comments