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Our Take: The Agreement

Published Jul. 15, 2010

Integrity of the Livestock Care Standards Board was worth protecting.

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Our Take: Social media, community, and the future of engagement

Published Jun. 13, 2012

Social media has ushered in alternative methods of empowerment and organization. Now, we must pay attention and act upon the trends drawing the line between success and failure for businesses and organizations of the future.

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Our Take: Livestock Care Standards Board offers better approach

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Good public policy will allow Ohio farmers to continue provide safe, local foods and proper care for their animals.

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Our Take: Final thoughts on Issue 2

Published Nov. 2, 2009

Issue 2 is not about an ideology. It is about a reality. The world is changing. And we mustn’t think that we can take no action today and be prepared for the fights that await us.

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Our Take: Chipotle’s commercial highlights persistent divide

Published Mar. 21, 2012

A video for the burrito chain Chipotle that received millions of views on YouTube got another bump when it aired on national television during the Grammy Awards.

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Our take on the farm bill

Published Feb. 12, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau believes the farm bill recently passed by Congress demonstrates considerable fiscal responsibility and reduces the federal government budget deficit.

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Ohio farmers posted tens of thousands of signs across the state that showed voters family farmers supported Issue 2.

Our Take - We can now all find agreement

Published Nov. 12, 2009

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.

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A November Grow and Know event at Woodhaven Farm in Licking County.

Our Opportunity: Changing the farm conversation with consumers

Published Dec. 13, 2010

Changing our conversation with consumers doesn't mean giving away the farm. It simply asks farmers to share their values about producing food and to listen to consumers while they share theirs.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Jan. 15, 2009

What's ahead on 'Our Ohio' TV and a new tool for teachers

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau staff and volunteers took part in the Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association Congress in January.

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Read about 4-H PetPALS in the next Our Ohio magazine. Photo by Bryan Rinnert

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Feb. 26, 2009

The March/April issue of Our Ohio will feature a story on two produce auctions and how they can be a travel destination to visit or maybe an event to make a purchase.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Local products, discussion forums, teacher newsletter

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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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Kim Rassi (l) and Peggy Buck were the winners of Our Ohio Chef Tami contest. Photo by Molly Pensyl

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Our Ohio magazine, garden for cash and prizes, Chef Tami winners

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published May. 14, 2009

Growing a Masterpiece, Bob Evans recipe contest, Ag in the Classroom

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Next Our Ohio magazine, Growing a Masterpiece online, From Field to Table Festival and sharing ag messages with teachers

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Bob Evans recipe contest winners, Growing a Masterpiece update and coming on 'Our Ohio' TV

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Marilyn Suzko, center, was a featured chef at the From Field to Table event.

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Our Ohio out and about and Web site updates

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Fabulous Food Show, Circleville Pumpkin Show and Postcard voting

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Growing a Masterpiece project & upcoming events

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Jun. 11, 2009

'Our Ohio' advertising, dates to remember, coming in the next 'Our Ohio' and find us on Facebook & Twitter.

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Seneca County edamame grower Charles Fry

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture's Story

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Upcoming events, coming in he next 'Our Ohio' magazine and 'Our Ohio' TV season five update

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Our Ohio TV series takes new shape

Published Oct. 15, 2010

After five successful seasons, nearly 400 segments and nearly 100,000 miles traveled across more than 70 counties, the Our Ohio TV series will be transitioning this season.

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AgriPOWER Class VI and Young Ag Professionals visited USDA for updates and discussion.

Our nation’s capital in 3 days

Published Sep. 26, 2014

AgriPOWER Class VI member Adam Campbell blogs about his experience in Washington, D.C. with his classmates and Young Ag Professionals.

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Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard talks about state government, civic engagement and Ohio agriculture with Jack Fisher, OFBF.

Our conversation with Rep. Heard

Published Aug. 14, 2013

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.

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Dr. Gee on Town Hall Ohio

OSU’s Gee and new vet school dean to appear on Town Hall Ohio

Published Oct. 7, 2009

Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee and OSU’s new Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine Lonnie King are this week’s special guests on Town Hall Ohio.

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Elementary students packaging food for those in need at Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day

OSU student groups partner to inspire elementary students to be ‘hunger heroes’

Published Apr. 30, 2012

Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day, an educational awareness day for central Ohio elementary students, partnered with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Collegiate Young Farmers to help hungry families and inspire elementary students to be “hunger heroes.”

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OSU Extension offers Spring farm safety reminders

Published May. 2, 2013

Springtime means that farmers are busy with preparing for and starting planting. Ohio State University’s Ag Safety and Health Program's Health and Safety Coordinator Kent McGuire recently shared some reminders and information to keep farmers and others safe on the farm, and around farm equipment.

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OSIA supports Issue 2 to Create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Published Sep. 2, 2009

The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) is uniting with Ohio’s farm community to support the passage of State Issue 2, a ballot measure that will create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, on Election Day, Nov. 3.

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OSIA offers $1,000 Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship

Published Jun. 4, 2010

Are you an Ohio Sheep Producer? Are you ready to attend college or are you attending college? If you can answer these two questions positively, then you are eligible for the Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship.

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OSIA and OSU Extension Announce District Sheep and Goat Programs

Published Jan. 13, 2010

Series of programs educate sheep and goat producers throughout Ohio.

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Options for farmers with crop damage, delayed planting from wet conditions

Published May. 19, 2011

Heavy rainfall and flood conditions across the Midwest have caused crop damage and slowed planting this spring. Producers who are unable to plant an insured crop by the final planting date due to an insurable cause, such as excess moisture and flooding have a number of options.

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Opportunities for agricultural education

Published Aug. 26, 2013

Recently, we asked where we should invest in agricultural education. Here's what you told us.

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Opinion:Thanks to OFBF’s trustees

Published May. 14, 2009

Bob and Autumn Morrison, Jefferson County

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Opinion: Perfect attendance ?matters in the workplace

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Russ Beckner, Butler County

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Increasing income levels in the booming Chinese economy increase the demand for soy products.

Opinion: OSC testing the waters of China’s sea of soybean export potential

Published May. 14, 2009

by Matt Reese

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Opinion: Members should have supported Premise ID policy

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Bill McKarns, Columbiana County

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Opinion: Hunter access program could help farmers

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Eric Kwasnicka, Stark County

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Opinion: EPA is wrong to prejudge livestock farm

Published May. 14, 2009

~ Christopher Henney, OFBF Director of Legislative Relations

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Opinion: Cuts to Extension will be felt locally

Published May. 14, 2009

Gene Sulzener, Medina County

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Opinion: Article's intent was educating farmers, creditors

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Larry Gearhardt, OFBF senior director, local affairs

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Opinion: Animal ID column leaves questions unanswered

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Savery Rorimer, Cuyahoga County

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Opinion: A cooperative approach to managing deer

Published Jun. 10, 2010

As Ohio’s deer herd continues to grow, hunters, landowners and farmers must unite and work together in order to balance deer herds with the habitat and minimize deer-human conflicts. Easier said than done; however, one proven method is QDM cooperatives.

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Online tools will explain farm bill programs

Published Jun. 10, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau was part of an effort to get the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve $3 million for online tools and educational programs to help farmers learn about several key farm bill programs.

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Join Leah Curtis for a series of CAUV meetings this autumn.

Online meetings explain CAUV increase in 23 counties

Published Sep. 5, 2013

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.

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FarmerHaley on Twitter

Online 'agvocacy,' 140 characters at a time

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Wayne County farmer Mike Haley answers some questions commonly asked by farmers about online social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook.

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Young attendee checking out the piglets at the hog farm display during the Breakfast on the Farm event.

On-farm breakfast connects local community, agriculture

Published Jun. 19, 2012

Franklin and Madison County Farm Bureaus held their first Breakfast on the Farm event Saturday, with more than 500 people attending. The breakfast, a Grow and Know event, was held at the Yutzy family dairy farm, Kramer Homestead, in Plain City. Attendees enjoyed a made-to-order omelet breakfast in the farm’s pasture and were able to get food and farming questions answered.

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On Your Behalf - Oct. 15

Published Oct. 15, 2009

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

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On Your Behalf - Jan. 21, 2010

Published Jan. 21, 2010

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

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On your Behalf

Published Feb. 5, 2009

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

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