Ohio Farm Bureau is a federation of county Farm Bureaus representing all 88 counties. The organizationís current membership stands at 214,331. Nearly 60,000 of those members are farmers who each get one vote on the organizationís policies.
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OFBF was pleased with an Ohio Supreme Court decision, which had implications for property rights and farmland preservation, as it protected the ability of local governments to manage growth.
Because of the hard work of Farm Bureau and its members to engage politicians, no matter which candidate or party is elected to office, the importance of agriculture to Ohio continues to be recognized.
Following last yearís successful Issue 2 campaign to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, Ohio Farm Bureau worked with lawmakers in 2010 to support the enabling legislation that was required for the board to begin its work.
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.
For years, farmers lamented that generations of consumers stopped paying attention to how they were being fed. Are we finally getting what we asked for?
During the Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís annual meeting in Columbus on December 2, board members of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, a $17 billion agriculture lending cooperative serving over 85,500 farmers and rural residents, presented a $50,000 donation to the Animals for Life Foundation.
For the 92nd year, Ohio Farm Bureau members from across the state are convening to determine the stance and direction the stateís largest farm organization will take in the coming year.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation commends Governor-elect Kasich's selection of Jim Zehringer to serve as director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.