The customer might not always be right. But the customer is effectively right. In other words, what you’re offering has no value if people aren’t buying it. Mark Lynas, an environmentalist and GMO advocate, laid out a compelling case for better appreciating consumer concerns during his recent talk at the Center for Food Integrity summit where he called efforts to block GMO labeling “the worst PR strategy ever.”
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- Farm Bureau opposes marijuana measure
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For years, farmers lamented that generations of consumers stopped paying attention to how they were being fed. Are we finally getting what we asked for?
A blog from AgriPOWER Class VI member Kent Jorgensen about the fifth session of the leadership program that focused on local government and northwest Ohio agricultural issues including water quality.
New leaders want ‘sustainable’ policies, vow to combat global warming
Ohio Farm Bureau’s recent success in shaping the affairs of our state can be seen for what it is: The dividends of engaging government in the Farm Bureau way – years of relationship building, civil communication and grassroots cooperation resulting in a remarkable string of accomplishments.
Ohio Farm Bureau's annual meeting is Dec. 1-3 | Temple Grandin to speak at animal welfare symposium | By the Numbers | In their words...
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is offering a new series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for 2010.
Yvette McGee Brown and Mary Taylor were recently selected as the running mates of gubernatorial candidates Gov. Ted Strickland (D-Lisbon) and John Kasich (R-Westerville), respectively.
Town Hall Ohio, Ohio Farm Bureau’s award-winning public affairs radio show, has been added to the programming lineup of WNCO-AM in Ashland.
Following Up; Children's Literature Award; Figured Up; Their Words; Standard Practice
Census Season; Figured Up; Center on the Web; Their Words
Helping Hand; Figured Up; Hunting for Answers; In Their Words
Working with Hunters; Their Words; Save the Date; A Matter of Fact?
Nominate an outstanding Crop Adviser; Figured Up; Their Words; Scholarly Pursuits
The gubernatorial election, Rising CAUV values, In their words, and Save the Date for Farm Science Review.
For almost six years Farm Bureau member Elaine Irwin had been fighting a plan to run a storm-water drainage pipe across her horse farm in northeastern Ohio.
Bill redirects biofuel spending; Dannon investment in Minster; manure application in Indiana
What do you think? Ohio Farm Bureau has been an organization that brings people together to build relationships, share ideas and ultimately solve problems. Are you being represented in this conversation?
Balancing Food Production and Clean Water
Join us on May 28 at 10 a.m. for the Livestream discussion, moderated by Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist Gail Hogan, featuring diverse panelists discussing the environmental, agricultural, social and economic aspects of this critical topic.
Join us for a conversation about food production, farming technologies and protecting the environment. We invite you to join a discussion let bay a panel of experts, farmers and thought leaders for a dynamic conversation about the future of food.
Farmers determine direction as animal group moves in
A guest editorial by Robert Boggs, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture
Out of state animal rights activists say Issue 2 is about “big ag” and not family farms. With nearly 60,000 family farmers in its membership, Ohio Farm Bureau knows this isn’t true. Meet some multigenerational family farmers who agree.
Ohio has been spared from the drought’s most extreme damage, but many of the state’s farmers are expecting losses more severe than in recent memory.
A report released this spring detailed the benefits of having a thriving local food system, saying it can help boost an area’s economy and make it less reliant on outside food sources. On the other hand, some say that placing too much emphasis on local food systems and not large scale food production can hurt efforts to feed the world.
In 1985, the Beef Checkoff was started to promote the beef industry. Simply put, $1 from every head sold goes back to the industry. Half of that stays in Ohio and the other half goes to national programs.
Knowing what’s on the minds of voters and consumers can be a valuable tool. Getting that knowledge can be as simple as doing a poll. But doing the right type of poll & doing it correctly is both an art & science, longtime pollster Martin Saperstein tells Town Hall Ohio.
Animal care decisions off the ballot, in the hands of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. A feature story in the July 15, 2010 Buckeye Farm News.
Ohio Farm Bureau is monitoring and sharing the latest resources for members to stay up to date on drought conditions, decision-making options, expert analysis and more. OFBF also wants to hear Ohio farmers share their stories and give them access to network as dry conditions continue.
Policy session, among other items, marks end of American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Seattle.
Ohio Farm Bureau is seeking input from agritourism businesses on what types of challenges they are facing. Both the House and Senate have introduced agritourism bills, which are based on model legislation developed by Ohio Farm Bureau.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) recently created Center for Food and Animal Issues has assembled its team of professionals that will facilitate discussion over society’s relationship to animals.
Help spread the word about OFBF’s new teacher newsletter.
In June, Knox County Farm Bureau held AgVentures in the Classroom, a teacher workshop and field study. The two-day event gave Ohio 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers hands-on experience in teaching agriculture.
Six Ohio teachers recently took to the farm with Ohio Farm Bureau for the benefit of their classrooms and students.
Ohio Farm Bureau is offering two options for Ag in the Classroom training this summer.
The following is a list of the provisions important to farm businesses and to related industries.
For months, Ohio Farm Bureau staff and volunteers have studied the complicated formula of the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV), which taxes farmland for its agricultural value rather than its fair market value and acts as a strong farmland preservation program.
Talks about the 2012 Farm Bill are already underway, and Ohio Farm Bureau members need to start thinking now about what policies they want to see implemented at the national level.
Ohio Farm Bureau has been busy talking with members of Congress and federal officials about water issues.
Farm Science Review visitors are invited to stop by the Ohio Farm Bureau building at the corner of Friday Ave. and Beef St. to talk with fellow members and staff about current programs and policy issues.
Ear-catching quotes from the past few weeks
Ear-catching quotes ?from the past few weeks
Ear-catching quotes from the past few weeks.
Dr. Leah C. Dorman shares her thoughts about her first time hosting a web meeting, and how Ohio farmers can get all the details on the new Animal ID requirements.
Consumers need to hear from farmers during final days of livestock care campaign
As Ohio faces the question of how to set standards for farm animal treatment, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is supporting an effort that would ensure all sides of the issue are heard.
All Jim Westfall wanted to do was clean up his tractor and get the lime off it. But the way he did it almost killed him.
Members of Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Agricultural Professionals State Committee presented a check to Dana Ward of the Mid Ohio Food Bank in February. The committee raised $2,850 through the sale of t-shirts that carried positive messages about agriculture. The shirts were sold online and during the group's winter conference.
Meat and poultry prices are expected to drop over the next few months before jumping to possible record-high prices. This year’s drought — the worst in half a century -— is the reason for the bouncing around of prices.