Ohio Farm Bureau found a new way to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers in 2009 by incorporating social media into its Web presence.
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There is always something happening at the local level when it comes to Farm Bureau. Hereís a quick glance of what youíll find on the county Farm Bureau blog pages here on OFBF.org from April through early June, 2011.
The program at the Ohio State Fair includes interactive stations and helps showcase the way agriculture impacts the lives of Ohioans. There are many opportunities for county Farm Bureau involvement.
The second phase of Ohioís extensive natural gas and oil exploration is now underway. Landowners across the state are being asked to sign off on pipeline easements, which means a new round of contract negotiations.
Farm and Commodity Groups Applaud General Assembly's Action to Approve Resolution Authorizing Livestock Care Standards Board Ballot Measure
The American Farm Bureau Federationís Board of Directors has appointed three new members to serve on the AFBF General Counsel Advisory Committee through 2011. AFBF has a distinguished history of selective participation in litigation matters that implement and advance Farm Bureauís policies.
With an anticipated 140,000 visitors to the Farm Science Review, Ohio Farm Bureau hopes to draw not only new OFBF members but supporters for creating the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio commodity organizations recently sponsored ďA Tribute To E. Gordon GeeĒ with the members of the Ohio General Assembly in recognition of his contributions to the state and Ohio agriculture.
Total donations to the most significant domestic and international animal-rights groups reached nearly $330 million in 2007.
Farm Bureau members are asked to remind lawmakers of the direct link between water quality and the amount of state money invested in OSU Extension, ATI and OARDC, the Ohio Sea Grant program, the National Center of Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Department of Natural Resourcesí Division of Soil and Water Resources.
Last summer, Ohio Farm Bureau reached gain for its 41st consecutive year under the new full-year membership campaign approach. The new campaign style allows volunteers to work on selling memberships as they have time.
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.
Each year, U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner holds a farm forum in his southwest Ohio district to discuss issues facing American agriculture. OFBF President Brent Porteus highlighted some of those issues for attendees during this yearís event. Below are excerpts from Porteusí speech.
State policy development committee ready to examine county policy recommendations
For seven months, Marion County Farm Bureau leaders and others will be documenting the growth of the corn and soybean crops through its "Follow Farming" social media campaign. Along the way, they'll show the process from seed to harvest to market.
Youth Capitol Challenge winners take their proposal to county Farm Bureau, legislators
Delegates gather to set national Farm Bureau policies at the 2009 annual meeting
Experts discuss recent food safety issues.
From feeding local communities to feeding a booming global population, Ohio Farm Bureauís recent Bringing it to the Table conference brought together a diverse group from Ohioís food community to inspire creative collaboration in pursuit of new opportunities.
The three agreements are now in the implementation phase with hope that trade will start very soon.
Ohio Farm Bureau is offering a complete set of teaching materials to K-12 full-time teachers who are Farm Bureau members.
Do you know an elementary school teacher? Share Ohio Livestock Coalitionís free educational materials available through the For Your InFARMation program. The program is designed to teach Ohio third graders about the origins of the food they eat every day and about the important role agriculture plays in Ohioís economy.
Pam Haley of West Salem, Cassandra Palsgrove of Pickerington, Andrew Spiker of Adamsville and Kelly Staley of Fredericktown have been named the four state finalists in OFBFís 2009 Discussion Meet.
I recently traveled to Austin, Texas to attend the AgChat Foundationís annual conference, to network with farmers, ranchers and other agribusiness professionals who are using social/new media to tell agricultureís story. There are many things I could share that were discussed at the conference, but Iíve pulled out the four of the most important to me.
Lois Boyer, Sen. George Voinovich, Wade Leaman and Ruth McLaughlin were recognized for their many years of service to agriculture.