News & Events

Alert system guards against metal theft

Published Mar. 26, 2009

OFBF is continuing to explore ways it can work with the scrap metal industry and local law enforcement to address farmers’ concerns over metal theft.

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Photo courtesy of Fairfield County Farm Bureau

County News

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Fairfield, Washington

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Local dining directory, discussion forums, Equine Affaire

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Mar. 26, 2009

The latest census report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been published and the number of farms in this country is on the increase. But that’s not the case here in Ohio. Ohio Farm and Country in April will look at the latest numbers and highlight the diversity of Ohio agriculture.

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Hundreds gather for Young Ag Professionals Leadership Conference

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Young Agricultural Professionals learned more about the ag industry and themselves when they attended the Young Ag Professionals Leadership Conference earlier this month in Columbus.

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2 different youth conferences offered this summer

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau youths will have a chance to bond with each other and learn leadership skills at OFBF youth conferences this summer.

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May We Introduce…

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Karen Debolt, Delaware County; Nick Kennedy, organization director for Columbiana, Portage, Stark and Summit counties.

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Medical Mutual health plans save Farm Bureau members money

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Are you feeling the pinch of the current economic downturn? Did you know Ohio Farm Bureau’s health insurance partner, Medical Mutual, offers in-network preventive care at no additional cost and an opportunity to earn a $75 deductible credit?

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Nationwide News

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Prevent losses before they happen

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On Your Behalf

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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Opinion: Hunter access program could help farmers

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Eric Kwasnicka, Stark County

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Pearl Market seeking farmers and vendors

Published Mar. 26, 2009

The Pearl Market, set in downtown Columbus, is currently seeking farmers/growers and merchandise vendors for its 2009 Pearl Market Season.

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Learn the basics of selling timber

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Landowners interested in learning how to successfully sell timber while meeting their woodland ownership goals are invited to attend the “Basics of Selling Timber Workshop."

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OFBF selects Children’s Literature Award winner

Published Mar. 26, 2009

The Communications Committee of the Ohio Farm Bureau board of trustees has selected Farmer George Plants a Nation written by Peggy Thomas with paintings by Layne Johnson as the 2009 winner of the annual OFBF Children’s Literature Award.

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OLC media campaign focuses on consumer-farmer connection

Published Mar. 26, 2009

The Ohio Livestock Coalition kicked off an extensive media campaign in January that included radio, newspaper and Web site ads.

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Ohio farmers take political award

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Last month, American Farm Bureau recognized Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's (OFBF) policy team and grassroots activity as among the nation's best.

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OFBF believes that the costs of regulating rual dust in would likely outweigh any benefit. Photo by istockphoto.com

Ag dealt a blow in dust case

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Court ruling creates potential for more regulations on dust produced by farmers.

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Role of local government in question

Published Mar. 12, 2009

As a state commission rethinks local government in Ohio, some township trustees are bristling at notions to consolidate or eliminate the office they hold.

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Healing the cuts

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau is encouraging lawmakers to restore funding that was cut from Ohio State Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in the proposed state budget.

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News Briefs

Published Mar. 12, 2009

U.S. Senate candidates, NAFTA, corn coalition, COOL, farm income, ethanol, farm bill

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Domenick, Sayre, Wagner, Schuring, Gibbs and Wilson

A look at the new state legislature

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Several key Ohio House and Senate committees for agriculture have new chairmen and many have been strong supporters of agriculture.

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Taken at their word

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Ear-catching quotes ?from the past few weeks

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Farm Bureau opposes changing to a single food agency

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Farm Bureau opposes merging the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Department of Health and Human Services into a single entity.

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Obama plan would end direct payments to some farms

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Proposal sets $500,000 sales threshold

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Coshocton County couple works to feed a need

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Through OFBF’s “Farmers Feed Our Needs” campaign, farmers are combining with partners to help hungry and less fortunate Ohioans.

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