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Ohio Farm Bureau's Director of Leadership Development Chip Nelson

New presidents searching for new direction

Published Aug. 13, 2013

Director of Leadership Development, Chip Nelson, discusses his recent experience working with a group of leaders at Ohio Farm Bureau's new presidents training.

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Animals for Life foundation selects Recipients of 2013 Grants

Published Aug. 12, 2013

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.

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Ohio Farm Bureau supports member urging Ohio Supreme Court to accept case

Published Aug. 7, 2013

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.

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Farmers invited to build trust at 16th annual Ohio Livestock Coalition meeting

Published Aug. 6, 2013

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.

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Eleven stops, 120 ATVs, 280 people and one great tour

Published Aug. 6, 2013

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.

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Fill out the form below to request Ohio Farm Bureau's interactive e-Learning Unit on Harmful Algal Blooms

Improving Ohio’s Water: Reduce Harmful Algal Blooms from the Farm

Published Jul. 31, 2013

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.

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Watch Ohio Farm Bureau's Home Canning and Food Preservation meeting below.

Learning How to Preserve the Food You Grow

Published Jul. 26, 2013

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.

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July 2013 County Farm Bureau Roundup

Published Jul. 23, 2013

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.

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The Food Dialogues: Ohio

Published Jul. 22, 2013

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.

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Movie Night on the Farm attendees watching "Hoodwinked" after an evening full of fun on the farm.

Auglaize County Farm Bureau’s Movie Night on the Farm

Published Jul. 22, 2013

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.

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Ohio Farm Bureau members can request a recording of this webinar via the form below.

Three Questions and Answers about Spill Prevention Control

Published Jul. 22, 2013

We get a lot of calls into the office about whether a farm needs a spill plan – the official title is Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures – and honestly, it is a bit of a maze to determine but the experts at U.S. EPA who walked us through it on the webinar made the process manageable.

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Still courtesy of WMFD Mansfield.

How one local group is aiming to promote food, farms and community

Published Jul. 22, 2013

A local Farm Bureau Community council is taking it upon itself to launch a program bringing local chefs to a local farmers market to showcase how to prepare fresh foods.

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Agricultural organizations learn about equipment used to test the water leaving a field tile on Terry McClure's farm.

Farmers, allies step up efforts to protect water

Published Jul. 22, 2013

As the peak season approaches for harmful algal blooms on Lake Erie, Ohio agriculture will continue to be in the public spotlight for its impact on water quality.

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AFBF President Bob Stallman

AFBF files suit to protect farmers’ privacy

Published Jul. 22, 2013

Protecting farmers’ and ranchers’ right to privacy is a top priority, said the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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Up for Discussion

Published Jul. 22, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau’s grassroots policy development process gives all active members an equal say in directing the organization. While you’re encouraged to bring up any issues important to you, here are a few current policy issues for you to consider.

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More than 2,000 people enjoyed the BBQ burnoff event, which raise more than $6,500 for Community Hospice of Tuscarawas.

Tuscarawas County BBQ burnoff pulls together community, raises money for charity

Published Jul. 18, 2013

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau took the idea of hosting a barbecue burnoff and turned it into an event that pulled together the community, raised money for a local hospice and promoted Farm Bureau, Nationwide and OSU Extension.

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Hancock County helps erect farm machinery caution signs

Published Jul. 18, 2013

Hancock County Farm Bureau has purchased 75 Caution--Farm Machinery signs to put up on county and township roads.

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Battelle for Kids helps school districts prepare students for the future

Published Jul. 18, 2013

Battelle offers a wide array of school improvement services to educators nationwide.

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Tips for trouble-free RV travel

Published Jul. 18, 2013

Nationwide Insurance has compiled five years of RV claims data that show tire problems and roof damage are two of the leading issues its customers face.

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Ohio State Trustee and former Ohio Farm Bureau President Brent Porteus (left) joined Gee at the Statehouse event.

Gathered for Gee

Published Jul. 18, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio commodity organizations recently sponsored “A Tribute To E. Gordon Gee” with the members of the Ohio General Assembly in recognition of his contributions to the state and Ohio agriculture.

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Farm Factor Draws a Crowd

Published Jul. 18, 2013

Ross County Farm Bureau's progressive farm tour dinner shows how Farm Bureau is uniquely positioned to bring the "agri-curious" into contact with their farmer neighbors to answer questions, build community and have some fun. Pat Petzel shares her take in this blog post.

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Farmer input needed on tax reform

Published Jul. 17, 2013

Farmer input is needed on a recently announced approach to tax reform in the U.S. Senate, and Farm Bureau members have been asked to contact their representatives and senators to voice opinions about what should and shouldn't be part of a rewritten tax code.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Legal Information Series brochures

Published Jul. 17, 2013

Eminent domain, oil and gas leasing, open burning and all purpose vehicle use are just some of the topics covered in Ohio Farm Bureau’s Legal Information Series brochures, which are being redesigned and made available electronically, for Ohio Farm Bureau members only.

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2013 Ohio State Fair Intern Blog

Published Jul. 16, 2013

Follow the adventures of Ohio Farm Bureau's interns as the prepare for, manage and clean up from the Land & Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair.

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Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio await visitors to the Land and Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair.

Ohio State Fair Land & Living Exhibit -- Schedule of Events

Published Jul. 15, 2013

Discover agriculture at Ohio Farm Bureau's Land & Living Exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, July 24 to Aug. 4.

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House approves farm portion of farm bill

Published Jul. 12, 2013

The U.S. House has approved H.R. 2642, the farm portion of the farm bill by a vote of 216-208. The bill removes the nutrition title, which includes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but leaves all other provisions intact.

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Health care employer mandate delayed one year

Published Jul. 11, 2013

Last week, the Obama administration announced a one-year delay of the mandate requiring employers with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health insurance to their full-time workers by the start of 2014.

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Five tips on Ohio’s dog laws for landowners

Published Jul. 11, 2013

Landowners often have competing concerns in regard to man’s best friend. Most farms are home to one or more dogs that serve as both pet and employee. However, landowners also are acutely aware of the threat other trespassing dogs may pose to their livestock.

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We can fix this! - Farm Nutrients and Water Quality Resources

Published Jul. 3, 2013

Farmers are committed to accepting responsibility and acting responsibly regarding managing nutrients to enhance water quality. Use this page to keep track of what people are saying and doing about the issue.

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Ohio Farm Bureau's Director of Leadership Development Chip Nelson

Leading the way with new County Presidents

Published Jul. 3, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Leadership Development Chip Nelson says he's very fortunate to have a career allowing him to meet individuals who are outstanding leaders. The interesting part, however, is they may not see themselves as outstanding leaders. Chip shares more in this post.

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Young Ag Professionals toured Scioto Downs, among other locations during last weekend's tours. Photo by Steve Berk.

No organic, grassfed, or GMO free?

Published Jul. 2, 2013

This past weekend the Ohio Farm Bureau put on a summer tour for the Young Ag Professionals. This event intrigued me because they had many tour options and I felt it would be a great way to network with other members of Farm Bureau as well as learn about some great places within the state.

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Senate passes immigration bill

Published Jun. 28, 2013

Yesterday the U.S. Senate approved Senate Bill (SB) 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act with a vote of 68 to 32. Ohio Farm Bureau strongly supported the bill, including the agricultural provisions which were the result of a compromise agreement with the United Farmworkers Union.

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County Farm Bureau working for higher levels of safety

Published Jun. 27, 2013

Farming can be very dangerous, and farmers are looking for ways to be proactive about safety for themselves and their families. Recently, Highland County Farm Bureau worked in conjunction with the Highland County Fire Chief’s Association and Emergency Response Personnel to provide local fire departments proper equipment and training needed for grain bin rescues.

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Farm Bureau’s position on Ohio’s biennial budget bill

Published Jun. 27, 2013

After extensive deliberation, Ohio Farm Bureau's board of trustees voted to approve this budget bill, which provides support for many critical programs for the agricultural community.

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Five tips on eminent domain situations

Published Jun. 26, 2013

“Appropriation,” “eminent domain,” “condemnation” and “takings” are all terms that commonly refer to the government’s ability to take property for public use. However, there are limitations on this power from both the U.S. and Ohio Constitutions, as well as safeguards in the Ohio Revised Code, that protect landowners. Here are five important things to remember if you or your land becomes involved in an eminent domain situation.

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Ohio Farm Bureau shares concerns with state tax proposals

Published Jun. 24, 2013

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is letting Ohio lawmakers know about several concerns it has with HB 59, the tax reform proposal being considered by the House and Senate budget conference committee.

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Farm bill fails to pass the House

Published Jun. 21, 2013

Yesterday the U.S. House completed consideration of the 2013 Farm Bill. Surprisingly and unfortunately, final passage failed 195-234. Ohio members of Congress who voted against the bill include: Representatives Beatty, Chabot, Jordan, Kaptur, Ryan and Wenstrup. These individuals need to hear from Farm Bureau members immediately with the message that we need to pass a farm bill now.

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Wayne County Farm Bureau volunteers showcasing their CAE award winning program at the 2013 AFBF Annual Meeting.

County Activities of Excellence Awards application now available

Published Jun. 20, 2013

Applications are available for county Farm Bureaus to enter American Farm Bureau’s County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program.

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Families pet & learn about cows during Franklin & Madison county Farm Bureau's Breakfast on the Farm

Breakfast on the Farm creates connections

Published Jun. 20, 2013

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.

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Members urged to continue state budget advocacy efforts

Published Jun. 20, 2013

While Ohio Farm Bureau has achieved tremendous success in securing funding for the organization’s priority items thus far in the House and Senate versions of state budget, it must still make it past the conference committee and Gov. John Kasich’s desk.

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Blogger Leah Beyer (center in green) takes beginner bloggers through an exercise to help them name their blogs.

Finding purpose in blogger workshops

Published Jun. 18, 2013

I witnessed the good that comes from being a connector and organizer of people as they worked together to learn new tools last week during Ohio Farm Bureau’s beginning blogger workshop in Wilmington.

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Porteus, Seger named to Ohio State board

Published Jun. 11, 2013

Porteus is a former OFBF president and Seger is an ag communcations major.

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New & Improved: AgriChoice Farm Insurance Policy

Published Jun. 11, 2013

More than 55 property and liability enhancements have been added to the base policy at no additional cost.

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Portman sends letter regarding the definition of ‘rural’ counties

Published Jun. 11, 2013

Many Ohio counties defined as “rural” by methods applied by the State of Ohio and other agencies, are excluded under Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s current definition, which has ramifications for farmers seeking certain types of mortgages. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Bob Latta have led other members of Ohio’s congressional delegation in reaching out to CFPB on this issue.

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Five tips for open burning

Published Jun. 11, 2013

Many are unaware that open burning is regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency under its air pollution abatement duties. As part of Ohio Farm Bureau’s Legal Information Series, members may request a digital copy of an open burning brochure to help farmers stay on the right side of the law when it comes to burning waste.

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Farm Bureau priorities included in state budget headed to conference committee

Published Jun. 7, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau priority issues have been addressed in both the House and Senate versions of the state budget bills. Yesterday, the Ohio Senate passed its version of the budget which will now be sent on to conference committee, to iron out differences with the House version. Listen to Brandon Kern discuss the budget bill and Farm Bureau priorities in them.

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A look behind the scenes of our May 29 Animal ID Web Meeting.

Takeaways from behind the scenes of our Animal ID Webinar

Published May. 31, 2013

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.

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The Mahoning Valley's finest chefs pair up with local farmers to share the best the region has to offer.

Local chef-farmer partnership goes well beyond food

Published May. 31, 2013

Mahoning Valley's finest chefs have paired up with local farmers to share the best the region has to offer. Ohio Farm Bureau's Ty Kellogg shares why partnerships like this go beyond food.

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Five legal tips for oil and gas production on your property

Published May. 28, 2013

Ohio has become an epicenter for oil and gas leasing and drilling activity. Many landowners are faced with leases and legal documents for resources they may not have realized existed on their property. Here are five tips to consider from Ohio Farm Bureau’s brochure, “A Landowner Guide to Oil and Gas Leasing.”

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Senate makes Farm Bill amendment to crop insurance program

Published May. 24, 2013

Though the Senate deliberated on the Farm Bill for four days this week, time did not allow for the bill to be voted on before the Memorial Day break. Farm Bureau opposed an amendment to reduce the crop insurance premium subsidy, however, the amendment passed by a vote of 59-33. Farm Bureau will continue to work for the protection of crop insurance as a risk management tool in this Farm Bill.

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