The ninth annual Rural-Urban Community Auction raised more than $10,000 for Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Animals for Life Foundation and the Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc. at Ohio Farm Bureauís 96th Annual Meeting.
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- Live, silent auction raises money for foundations
- Wear your pride
- Rasmussen: Nationwide taking steps to more effectively serve members
- Hirsch, Fisher encourage farmers to get involved
- Delegates set policy update Farm Bureauís membership model
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Ohio Farm Bureauís Young Agricultural Professionals are again selling T-shirts to raise money for Mid-Ohio Foodbank, with more options and new designs this year.
2014 proved to be a year of change for Nationwide, according to CEO Steve Rasmussen who provided his annual comments to Ohio Farm Bureau members.
Hirsch emphasized the core purpose of the organization wonít change: to help farmers work together to help themselves, to be the single most effective voice for the agricultural community at every level and to ensure coming generations have the opportunity to continue that legacy.
Water quality, taxes and agricultureís prominence at Ohio State University were among the issues Ohio Farm Bureau delegates took action on during the 96th annual meeting.
At the end of the year, Congress passed a bill that retroactively reinstates for one year more than 50 tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013. These tax provisions are essential to small businesses and rural economies, and Farm Bureau will continue to work for a long-term solution so farmers have the certainty they need to plan for the future.
Ohio Farm Bureau President discusses Farm Bureau's success in annual address to annual meeting delegates.
Demand is booming in Ohio for local food. Thereís just one problem Ė Ohio doesnít have enough infrastructure or food processing to meet the growing demand. Thatís according to Brian Williams of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission who moderated a panel about local food councils during the Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum Dec. 10 in Columbus.
The 2nd annual Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum kicked off this morning with sessions covering topics from leadership development to technology in agriculture to current issues in agriculture. One session brought together farm and food entrepreneurs to discuss their businesses, how they got started and how they continue to grow.
Thereís never been a better time to be in agriculture, according to Dr. Lowell Catlett, dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, who spoke to attendees at the 2nd annual Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum.