Hamilton and Wayne County Farm Bureaus are two of the 25 county Farm Bureaus nationwide recognized by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for innovative program ideas in this year’s County Activities of Excellence (CAE) Awards program.
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- Discussion Meet applications due Nov. 2
- Oct. 1 deadline for OFB Foundation grants
- Congressman Pat Tiberi, Fiscally Responsible Government
- Jumping through the hoops
- Starting our farmers market venture
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The 2012 general election is quickly approaching, with many still searching for information to assist them in making their voting decisions. 'Town Hall Ohio', Ohio Farm Bureau’s weekly radio show, has had several election related shows this fall, full of great information to think about before Election Day including discussion of voting in Ohio, discussion with Ohio's U.S. Senate candidates Brown and Mandel and a debate on Issue 2.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, the Animals for Life Foundation and the Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc. are pleased to announce the opening of the Eighth Annual Rural - Urban Community Auction. The online event will be held Nov. 5-27.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Director of Legal Education, Leah Curtis discusses Current Agricultural Use Values, concerns about it, factors in the calculation and asks Farm Bureau members to think critically about the CAUV program.
Farmers and ranchers in the North Central Region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch. The 2013 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Grant Proposals are due Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the NCR-SARE office in Saint Paul, MN.
Farm Bureau believes that to be economically viable agriculture must be environmentally responsible. That was the theme of two joint letters sent by Ohio Farm Bureau and the Auglaize and Mercer county Farm Bureaus to farmers in the Grand Lake St. Marys watershed.
Janice Wolfinger of Morristown is one of nine finalists selected in U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) “Faces of Farming and Ranching” national spokesperson search.
Winter weather is on the way. But that doesn’t freeze up the events, activities and opportunities for Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus. Here’s this month’s update.
During Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting Nov. 28-30, more than 300 member delegates from around the state will discuss and debate county proposed changes to Farm Bureau policy. Once approved, these ideas will guide the organization on a number of issues in the coming year.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Certified Crop Adviser of the Year award.
In 2008, Ohio Line Fence Law was updated to make it more easily understood, but from time to time issues and questions arise. Some county Farm Bureau offices have recently received calls with questions, and in an attempt answer some of those questions and concerns, here is a list of five important reminders.
The Our Ohio television series returns for an eighth season with ongoing production of new episodes every month through fall 2013.
While not every county could put a dollar value on their activities, we tallied at least $200,000 that county Farm Bureaus were contributing locally.
Farmers will elect the leaders of their organization during Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting. This year, there are two contested races that will be decided by delegates from those regions.
As a sponsor of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Ohio Farm Bureau continues to endorse its policies and services and recommend that members work with Nationwide to serve their insurance needs.
Farm Bureau members who live near the turnpike have been busy attending local meetings, building coalitions and advocating against the possibility of privatizing it.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members are joining farmers nationwide to ask Congress to extend the current estate tax exemption and rate, which are set to expire Jan. 1.
Cindy Cassell shares how she got involved in her county membership campaign, opportunities for engaging new Farm Bureau members, and what approaches to selling membership she finds most effective.
A recycling program started by the Carroll County Farm Bureau is turning farm plastic into sidewalks and keeping tons of plastic out of landfills.
Twenty agricultural groups are distributing this letter in an unprecedented campaign that encourages farmers to be proactive in the effort to improve water quality
The Ohio Expositions Commission presented four fifth-grade students from across the state with a $500 check and two teachers with $2,500 classroom grants from Ohio’s agricultural commodity groups as winners of the “Agriculture is Cool” scholarship and grant competitions.
Follow the latest updates from Ohio Farm Bureau's 94th Annual Meeting, Nov. 28-30, 2012.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Animals for Life Foundation and the Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc. teamed up for the Eighth Annual Rural - Urban Community Auction in November, and bidders set a new record, raising $13,775 to support grants, public outreach and scholarship programs.
See what annual meeting speakers had to say on the topics of ag education, estate planning, water quality, community development and taxes.
Bill Lowe wins Murray Lincoln Award; 39 members earn Ambassador Award