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What could you or your organization do with an extra $1,000? That's what's up for grabs in the “Because I Care” video contest, coordinated by OFBF’s Center for Food and Animal Issues.
When Ohio Farm Bureau leaders could not yet provide a long list of legislative accomplishments, programs and services, they communicated a belief that inspired farmers to lead the organization to where it is today.
New series of articles looks at how being a Farm Bureau member helps build a resilient food community.
Steve Berk has been named organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau in Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties.
In this blog, Ohio Farm Bureau's David White discusses the Best Food Facts website which is dedicated to providing information on the many facets of food production, including preparation, consumption and everything in-between.
If you're a regular listener to the radio show Town Hall Ohio, you know show host Joe Cornely has fun matching the show's topics to songs that fit the theme. Joe is a music buff and supplied us with his list of favorite show topics and songs that fit nicely together. Who knew there was a song about bio products made from soybeans?
The AgChat Foundation’s recent Agvocacy 2.0 Conference in Nashville was anything but a traditional farmer and rancher gathering.
Expert says farmers need to both embrace, be wary of data collection, application
Gov. Ted Strickland has signed Senate Bill 131, sponsored by Sens. Karen Gillmor, R-Tiffin, and Capri Cafaro, D-Hubbard, which will establish a bio-products preferred purchasing program, making Ohio the first state in the country with such a program in statute.
House Bill (HB) 473, a bill proposing rules on how much water farms and factories in Ohio can draw from Lake Erie, passed the Ohio House of Representatives April 25 with a vote of 59-38.
Passed in the Senate Wednesday, a bill to help facilitate the transfer of the NPDES program for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and storm water associated with construction activity to ODA from Ohio EPA is now awaiting the governor’s signature.
The U.S. House this month passed a bill that would help increase the number of veterinarians working in livestock and food animal practices and in key public health fields. The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Senate to follow suit.
Citing the contributions of Ohio’s farmers to the economy and the state’s rich agricultural heritage, OFBF testified in favor of a bill that would designate the week of Thanksgiving as Ohio Agriculture Week.
Two major pieces of legislation banning horse slaughter are expected to be reintroduced.
Advanced Image Resources Inc. (AIR) is giving consumers a choice to use their printers and copiers and be environmentally friendly while doing it.
Thanks to the Biodiesel School Bus Grant Program, 21 school districts are already powering their buses with soy biodiesel and providing cleaner air for their students.
A new regional biogas plant and more than a dozen anaerobic digesters in the works are helping Ohio increase its presence in the renewable energy industry.
Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Animal and Food Policy Leah Dorman discusses a recent experience she had while visiting Pilot Dogs, Inc. and finds a comparison to how farmers deal with blind faith and with consumers.
Landowners with non-permanent grain storage bins should check their county auditor’s tax card to determine if the auditor is taxing the bins as real property. The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) recently ruled that non-permanent grain storage bins at a grain elevator are not “real property” under Ohio law, and should be not be considered improvements that add to the property tax bill. The case is now headed to the Ohio Supreme Court for further consideration and Ohio Farm Bureau will be weighing in with the court on this important issue through an amicus brief.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is past its final major hurdle in establishing the first comprehensive set of standards for animal care in Ohio.
Ohio Farm Bureau board members recognized strong emotions on both sides of the Senate Bill 5/Issue 2 debate, but believed it was the responsibility of leadership to make a recommendation to members.
Bob Evans Farms, in partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau, purchased this year’s reserve grand champion market barrow at the Ohio State Fair, which will help support youth involvement in agriculture.
Companies partner to support local youth at Ohio State Fair's 2012 Sale of Champions
Bob Evans Farms returns to Sale of Champions.
Bob Evans Farms, in partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, purchased the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow for $20,000 at the Ohio State Fair's 2011 Sale of Champions.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is moving slowly, but that’s because it is being thorough, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director (ODA) Robert Boggs told attendees at Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Adam and Aubrey Bolender of Russelville as its 2010 Outstanding Young Farmers. They will represent Ohio in the national contest during the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Atlanta in January.
Adam and Aubrey Bolender of Russelville have been recognized as the 2010 Outstanding Young Farmers. Jenifer Weaver of North Jackson was recognized as the recipient of the Excellence in Agriculture Award
Franklin County Farm Bureau President Dwight Beougher shares how a very successful "Breakfast on the Farm" event came to fruition, how it's growing and what he looks forward to next.
Critics don't understand modern agriculture. Or they just don't like it. In either case, they're pointing their fingers at farmers.
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,
Brown County Farm Bureau has received a $500 mini-grant from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee.
The National Association of Wheat Growers announced its choices for the 2012 Wheat Advocate Award, an award given annually to members of Congress who have demonstrated support for the wheat industry above and beyond the norm. Two of the recipients of the award are Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Bob Gibbs.
Dr. Emily Buck of New Bloomington was presented with a Case IH Farmall 45A tractor at local Case IH dealer Evolution Ag, for being named a top three finalist in American Farm Bureau’s Excellence in Agriculture award. The award recognizes successful young agricultural professionals who are actively contributing and growing through their involvement with Farm Bureau and agriculture.
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The Ohio Division of Wildlife is holding open houses. | Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program applications are available. | A Kansas State study shows meat sales decline when media attention is given to animal welfare issues. | HSUS is working on a ballot measure in Washington state.
The Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association (BSSA) has announced it is supporting Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) $2,500 Reward Program.
The MBR includes Clean Ohio Fund provisions for $6 million to the Agricultural Easement Purchase Program and $36 million to the Green Space Conservation program.
Communications Specialist and Wilmington College graduate Chip Nelson shares how cooperative efforts between Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the college are helping boost the local economy and provide a stronger future for students and Ohio agriculture.
Director of Political Education Doug Foxx discusses several events recently sponsored by AGGPAC, and shares how members can keep the lines of communication open and work toward creating stronger relationships with government officials.
It was a matter of circumstance that lent a title to a movement. One hundred years ago, in Broome County, N.Y., the chamber of commerce added a new department and the first “farm bureau” was born.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Michael A. Bumgarner has been named vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) new Center for Food and Animal Issues. His appointment is effective July 1, 2009.
Michael A. Bumgarner has been named vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) new Center for Food and Animal Issues.
The Asian longhorned beetle has the potential to eat away more than $2.5 billion in standing timber as well as Ohio’s $5 billion nursery industry that employs nearly 240,000 people, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Butler County Farm Bureau helped coordinate a subcommittee meeting of the Ohio House of Representatives Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee at the Butler County Fair July 24.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is accepting applications for a new grant program to help employers with transitional work programs to return employees to work or keep them working in some capacity following a workplace injury.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is making changes that will balance out the premium inequities created by group ratings.
Some county Farm Bureaus are building partnerships with companies that have connections to agriculture, and it looks as if it will pay off in terms of new long-term memberships.
During the last Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) county presidents trip to Washington D.C., farmers sat down with members of Congress and explained why a federal proposal on leafy greens would not work in Ohio. Not only did the lawmakers listen but they took action.