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- AFBF Foundation for Agriculture names children’s book of the year
- Young Ag Professionals start new group
- Forum explores human-animal bond
- Highland County farmers receive ‘hero’ award
- How 'Farmland' will help bridge the gap between farmers and consumers
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Ohio Farm Bureau members share pointers to increasing memberships
Twenty Ohioans interested in becoming future leaders and advocates for Ohio agriculture gathered in Columbus to meet for the first time after being selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in its 2012-2013 AgriPOWER Institute.
Photos and other coverage of activities at the Ohio State Fair activity in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s “Land and Living” exhibit in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building.
Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware County offers several summer camps for children and youth that provide the opportunity for them to experience life on a farm. Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awarded an Agricultural Action and Awareness Grant to Stratford Ecological Center for its children’s program.
Companies partner to support local youth at Ohio State Fair's 2012 Sale of Champions
Recently, there have been several cases of influenza in pigs (H3N2) at the Butler County Fair as well as at the Ohio State Fair. With additional county fairs coming up or going on, Farm Bureau members may encounter questions from exhibitors and consumers.
A small group of Ohio State University agriculture students is teaming up in hopes to raise money and awareness for cancer research, and will represent agriculture in the upcoming Pelotonia bike ride Aug. 10-12.
Ohio is the first state to join the interstate meat shipment program created by the 2008 Farm Bill, the USDA announced this month.
Bob Evans Restaurants, JD Equipment and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) will host a community celebration Aug. 20 at a Clark County Bob Evans Restaurant honoring Lea Kimley and her family on their achievement: exhibiting the grand champion barrow at the 2012 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions.
The Animals for Life Foundation has approved more than $47,000 in grants for fiscal year 2012 projects that will help improve the human-animal bond, including equestrian and service dog programs to aid people living with disabilities along with a farm animal handling program for first responders.
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.
County annual meetings will be taking place throughout Ohio in the coming months, giving Farm Bureau members a chance to weigh in on issues impacting their community.
With more than 16 million people now using all-terrain vehicles for work and fun, ATVs are kicking up more dirt than ever. Whether riding ATVs for work or play, adult or child, the powerful machines can quickly create dangerous situations.
Ohio Farm Bureau is helping to coordinate a national symposium that will explore issues surrounding antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance.
The American Farm Bureau Federation said it concurs with a Joint Economic Committee report that details the financial harm posed by estate taxes on family businesses.
Trying to get an idea of where the economy is headed? Two economics experts on Ohio Farm Bureau's radio show 'Town Hall Ohio' recently shared what financial indicators they look at and talked about the state of the economy in Ohio and across the country.
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.
With the release of the Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative this summer, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is increasing its education efforts on water quality as well as contributing financially to research on the issue.
State officials from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky announced a water quality trading pilot project Aug. 9 in which farmers can sell their credits for pollution reduction to other industrial facilities, aiming to reduce water pollution in the Ohio River.
Four finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2012 Discussion Meet. They are Lynnsey Schemrich or Orient, Brad Heimerl of Johnstown, Jon Hensler of Jackson and Christen Clemson of Cortland.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is awarding an additional $2,500 to a member if selected in the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) “Faces of Farming and Ranching” search. The deadline to enter is Sept. 8.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) AgriPOWER Institute Class V met at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster in August for three days of training workshops and farm tours during the second session of the year-long leadership program.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members are invited to help build our organization's strength by talking about Farm Bureau membership and programs with non members at OFBF’s building at this year’s Farm Science Review. Visitors are invited to stop by and talk with fellow members and staff about current Farm Bureau programs and policy issues.
As we roll into harvest season, there are still county Farm Bureau farm tours, on-farm dinners, annual meetings and other opportunities available out there across the state.
Here’s a look at what county Farm Bureaus are sharing on their websites for the month of September.