- Health management programs for sheep and goat producers will be the primary focus of the 2009 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium Dec. 12 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture Bromfield Building, 8995 East Main Street, in Reynoldsburg.
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AFBF & the National Agricultural Library are teaming up to help those who have decided to pursue a career in agriculture and will help support Farm Bureau’s commitment to rural development.
Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher thanked Ohio voters this week through a letter to editors of newspapers around the state.
Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings dropped 4 percent in price this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Passage of Issue 2 is a landmark step in farmers’ partnership with consumers
A proposal being considered by Ohio lawmakers calls for cutting the number of state departments in half and merging them into other offices.
Food Safety, atrazine, estate tax legislation, DCPACRE program sign-up, new institue and health care bill
Measure could put U.S. farmers at international disadvantage
With issues of livestock care being prominently debated in Ohio, farmers are reminded to be vigilant in taking measures to protect themselves from becoming the targets of undercover animal rights activists.
As Ohio voters considered the best way to set care standards for livestock, researchers attempted to shine a light on the complex science and societal expectations that shape animal care decisions.
Fabulous Food Show, Circleville Pumpkin Show and Postcard voting
OFBF realized that to remain relevant to today’s and tomorrow’s consumers, it had to be proactive. The result is the organization’s venture into social media, where OFBF is visible, engaged and active in the places where people congregate and participate in conversations online.
A new COSI on Wheels program has been launched following the successful run of “Agriculture Adventures,” an OFBF-sponsored program that has reached an estimated 482,333 participants over nine years.
Ohio Farm Bureau is moving toward a seasonal approach to its membership campaign in order to allow volunteers to contribute in ways that best suit their schedule, interests and talents.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s 91st annual meeting will travel south on Interstate 71 to Cincinnati Dec. 2 to 4.
Mary Ellen Grafton, volunteer and David White, staff
The American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting will be held in Seattle Jan. 10 to 13.
Morgan, Pike and Clark County Farm Bureaus
Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.
Carbon monoxide (CO) can be a serious problem for you, your family members and your pets. Overexposure to this invisible, odorless and poisonous gas can cause sickness and, in some cases, even death.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) is holding its fifth annual Rural-Urban Community Auction through Dec. 2 to support its Community Grantsmanship and scholarship programs.
Voters have answered that question and the Livestock Care Standards Board has been established. We should now all agree that it must live up to its constitutional charge of protecting Ohio farms, families and animals.
The Ohio Division of Wildlife (DOW) recently issued a challenge to Ohio hunters to double the amount of venison that is donated to Ohioans in need.
Whether it’s a drop in demand for their products, negative publicity or rising grain and fuel costs, some farmers across Ohio are feeling financially pinched and turning to state and federal agencies for help.
Ohioans passed three separate constitutional amendments in the recently concluded election; those decisions will be analyzed by Statehouse reporters Bill Hershey of the Dayton Daily News and Mark Kovak of the Youngstown Vindicator on this week’s Town Hall Ohio.
Climate change legislation, livestock care issues and social media tools will be at the forefront of topics discussed during conferences at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting, Jan. 10-13, in Seattle, Wash.
Linsey Howell, daughter of David and Lora Howell of Danville, is the 2009 recipient of the $1,000 Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association.
In Time for the Holidays, Cincinnati, Fairborn, and Marion Residents are Sweepstakes Winners.
Ohio Farm Bureau delegates from around the state will convene to determine policy for coming year and compete for awards during annual meeting.
A carrot farmer and volunteers in northwest Ohio harvest and donate more than 180,000 pounds of carrots to Ohio food banks.
New hire joins Ohio Farm Bureau
Four finalists up for Excellence in Agriculture Award at Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting.
Three finalists competing for Ohio Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer
Speakers tell Farmers to do the speaking on opening day of Annual Meeting
Ohio Farm Bureau leaders congratulate members, but look toward year ahead on second day of annual meeting
Outstanding contributions to Ohio agriculture recognized at annual meeting
Priorities include climate change, wildlife damage, Extension funding and challenges to dairy farmers.
President Porteus re-elected, three new members join board of trustees
Passed in the Senate Wednesday, a bill to help facilitate the transfer of the NPDES program for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and storm water associated with construction activity to ODA from Ohio EPA is now awaiting the governor’s signature.
Ohio Farmer Editor Tim White named OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher his Ohio Ag Man of the Year for his leadership on livestock issues and the passage of Issue 2 in November.
Three hundred and forty six delegates represented their county Farm Bureaus and voted on policies that will shape the direction of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) in 2010 at the organization’s 91st annual meeting in Cincinnati this month.
A 250-page strategic plan titled Ohio Farm Bureau's Envisioned Future — The New Era was developed in 2009 to guide the organization in coming years.
Brent Porteus of Coshocton has been re-elected president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and to serve as District 12 trustee, serving members from Coshocton, Holmes, Knox and Licking counties.
OFBF President Brent Porteus and Executive Vice President Jack Fisher addressed annual meeting delegates, focusing on State Issue 2, its significance and what lies ahead.
Jay Lehr kicked off Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting with a challenge to the farmers in attendance.
Nationwide Insurance CEO Steve Rasmussen told delegates at Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting that the company cherishes the long-standing relationship with its founder.
Both the U.S. dairy and pork industries need to drastically reduce the number of cattle and hogs in order to raise prices and have production be more in balance with demand, ag economists said.
The following Farm Bureau volunteers have been named to the prestigious Ambassador Club for the high degree of success they achieved during the membership campaign. Each signed a minimum of 10 new Farm Bureau members.
As healthcare reform legislation makes it way through Congress, you should know that Medical Mutual of Ohio is not opposed to reform. We agree that some sort of reform, which will affect rural Ohio as much as urban Ohio, is necessary.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has the expertise needed to administer parts of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, Ohio Farm Bureau’s Director of Legislative Relations Chris Henney recently told Ohio lawmakers.