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In less than 40 years, the world’s population is expected to expand by 30 percent.
Crawford and Shelby County Farm Bureaus each recently took part in the grassroots effort to foster constructive conversations about food and farming.
Over the summer, Nationwide’s new Commercial Farm and Agribusiness School made its debut to help claims associates develop technical expertise, as well as better establish relationships and the business confidence to drive improved outcomes for farm and agribusiness members.
We want to ensure that agritourism enterprises are not stifled by rules or laws, confusion about how these businesses operate or any other issues. Here are three concerns we commonly hear. What other concerns and problems do you face?
Ohio Farm Bureau is tracking many issues at the federal level that could impact farmers, and three of them have new developments: Farm Bill, Continuing Resolution and Water Resources Reform and Development Act. Here are brief updates on each of these issues.
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.
Ohio Farm Bureau Trustee Cy Prettyman tells us how his recent trip to Washington, D.C. with a group of Young Agricultural Professionals was refreshing, rejuvenating and encouraging.
In this blog, one of the attendees of Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Agricultural Professionals Washington D.C. Leadership Experience discusses her experience on the trip and encourages other young people to get involved with Ohio Farm Bureau.
After meeting with a committee of Farm Bureau members tasked with analyzing the organization’s stance on policy issues, former Ohio tax commissioner Tom Zaino was impressed.
Ohio Farm Bureau has partnered with NFIB on a number of issues in the past aimed at improving the business climate in the state.
Driving defensively is important for all drivers but is especially critical for farm machinery operators.
Five farmers, two rural residents receive awards.
Josh Knights discussed the work of The Nature Conservancy.
American Farm Bureau Federation is a supporting partner of a new website that seeks to help consumers find answers to questions about GMOs.
Our second e-learning unit on water quality/nutrient management is now available for Ohio Farm Bureau members. This unit will provide you with a better understanding of the methods for soil sampling, how the soil test results relate to crop fertility recommendations and the steps to take to develop a nutrient management plan.
Former Ohio Farm Bureau President and current state senator Bob Peterson shares more about a new website allowing you to track rules that may affect your farm, business or family.
In this blog, Dr. Leah C. Dorman, Ohio Farm Bureau director of food programs, discusses what she and other attendees of the Ohio Livestock Coalition Annual Meeting learned about sharing their story with empowered, informed and entitled customers.
Landowners in 23 counties with property enrolled in the current agricultural use valuation program (CAUV) will once again see an increase in CAUV values. Ohio Farm Bureau offers online meetings for members to share why.
All employers have a new deadline to meet under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You are required to inform employees about what – if any – health insurance you will provide them and the employee’s ability to purchase health insurance coverage through state or federally administered insurance exchanges. The deadline is Oct. 1.
At a time when all the world’s information can fit in your pocket, the rules for remaining relevant to your customers are quickly changing. Whether you’re using social media to agvocate or to try to do business, how do you rise above the noise?
Farm Science Review visitors are invited to stop by the Ohio Farm Bureau building at the corner of Friday Avenue and Beef Street to talk with fellow members and staff about current Farm Bureau programs and policy issues.
Teens from 4-H, FFA and Ohio Farm Bureau came together at the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge to answer the question, “My community would be better if…” In this blog, Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Learning Delivery Darrell Rubel discusses learning from the Capital Challenge why teens should be engaged in solving problems and improving their communities.
Recently, we asked where we should invest in agricultural education. Here's what you told us.
Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Learning Delivery Darrell Rubel recently shared friendraising ideas he learned to engage fairgoers at the Ohio State Fair. In this blog he shares how making some last-minute improvements allowed our guests have a much better experience.
More and more young people are pursuing higher education degrees in agriculture. In turn, our industry is reaping the benefits of a workforce with diverse experience, higher levels of technological expertise and hands-on experience that will help us tackle agriculture’s next set of challenges. In this blog, OFBF Director of State Policy Brandon Kern discusses several programs preparing the next generation.
While Congress and the Ohio General Assembly have both been on “break” over the last few weeks, Farm Bureau policy advocacy has been in full swing. Ohio Farm Bureau members have been busy attending town hall meetings, farm tours and discussions with their elected officials, sharing their personal farm stories and how policy is impacting them.
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 Food and Drug Administration has extended the comment period to Nov. 15 for the produce safety rule and the preventive controls for human food rule which implement the Food Safety Modernization Act. Ohio Farm Bureau is in the process of drafting comments and is interested in members’ concerns regarding these proposed rules.
Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Learning Delivery Darrell Rubel shares four takeaways from his experience being a part of the team charged to do something different with the Ag and Hort Building at the Ohio State Fair this year.
Engaging young people in democracy was the goal of the first ever Ohio Youth Capital Challenge.
With Congress on recess for the summer, here’s a brief look at where we stand on three key issues.
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.
Ohio House Minority Leader Tracy Maxwell Heard recently sat down for a conversation on Ohio Farm Bureau’s Town Hall Ohio to share her perspectives on taxes, the economy and other issues impacting the state.
Farm Bureau members in eastern Ohio along with public officials and water quality advocates recently traveled to Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie to learn about water quality issues as well as research that could help farmers provide solutions.
The definition of agricultural education can be very broad, which makes it difficult to decide where to focus resources. A significant challenge that needs to be addressed is what responsibility Farm Bureau has on this issue and where should we engage.
In the July/August edition of Our Ohio magazine, we asked consumers to give us their thoughts on new Food and Drug Administration produce rules intended to improve safety. In the end, more than 150 people filled out our survey and many submitted additional comments describing their concerns.
The purchase includes five IDEAg branded farm shows – Minnesota Farmfest, Dakotafest, Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Northern Illinois Farm Show and the IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference. The business also publishes Feed & Grain Magazine and Case IH’s Farm Forum magazine.
Before exposing your farm to the public, consider the need for increased protection.
Dr. Larry Antosch summarizes SB 150, regarding nutrient management that has been introduced at the Ohio Statehouse.
Director of Leadership Development, Chip Nelson, discusses his recent experience working with a group of leaders at Ohio Farm Bureau's new presidents training.
The Animals for Life Foundation (AFL) has selected 11 projects and programs related to the human-animal bond that will be awarded grant funding during the 2013 fiscal year.
Leah Curtis, Ohio Farm Bureau director of legal education, explains why Farm Bureau is supporting an Ohio Supreme Court case pursued by a member who suffered significant losses after a county drainage project caused his tomato field to flood.
Ohio farmers are invited to learn more about animal welfare, consumer concerns and building trust in agriculture during the Ohio Livestock Coalition's industry symposium and annual meeting Sept. 6.
Eleven stops, 120 ATVs and 280 people were the makings of one great tour. Muskingum County Farm Bureau, Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service recently partnered to put on an ATV conservation tour. Watch this video to see photos and hear about the tour.
We all have a role in protecting Ohio’s valuable and plentiful water resources. Ohio Farm Bureau members are invited to view a new e-Learning tool to help them apply practices to reduce Harmful Algal Blooms.
Ohio Farm Bureau recently held an online food preservation meeting discussing freezing and water bath techniques. Watch the recording of this meeting and bulk up your food preservation IQ.
Summertime is fun time for Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus. Check out what fun things Farm Bureau is up to and things you can do in your neck of the woods in this month’s County Farm Bureau Roundup.
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.
Auglaize County Farm Bureau's Movie on the Farm event was full of fun activities, and opportunities for conversations about Farm Bureau and agriculture. Organization Director Jill Smith shares her experience and thoughts about the event in this blog post.