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The Ohio Ag Council will induct the late Edwin J. Carey of Marion, Lester Lynd of Pataskala, Dr. Thomas B. Turner of Somerset and Fred Yoder of Plain City into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame.
If youíve never attended a county annual meeting, itís a perfect opportunity to see Farm Bureau in action, to connect with others who believe in the way of life agriculture provides and to give your input on how Farm Bureau can find common ground that benefits you and your community.
More than 250 people, along with members of the media, traveled to the Nichols farm near Cygnet to listen to Dr. Temple Grandin as she presented her views on how livestock farmers should be working with the nonfarm public on animal care education.
Farmerbloggers.com makes farming easier to follow. Ohio contributors include Wayne County Farm Bureau member Mike Haley and his wife, Pam, an Ohio Farm Bureau state trustee, and Geauga County dairy farmer and Farm Bureau member Brenda Hastings.
Ohio Farm Bureau was recently honored during the American Farm Bureauís annual public relations conference for several of its communications programs, including editorial and feature writing, social media programming and graphic design.
Concerns about a strain of equine herpevirus (EHV-1), which can lead to abortion in mares, and respiratory and neurological problems as well as death, recently arose after several horses were diagnosed following a Utah event that potentially exposed hundreds of animals.
Most individuals working in an agricultural setting know it can happen, but bins and silo entrapments still killed more than two dozen people in the United States last year.
Teenagers from Ohio Farm Bureau member families and their parents are invited to apply to iLead, a new one-day leadership training. Young Ag Professionals are invited to apply and participate in the Discussion Meet.
Steve Berk has been named organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau in Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties.