Farm Bureau communications receive national awards

Buckeye Farm News

Each year, state Farm Bureau staff members submit their organizations’ news stories, publications, photos, advertising campaigns, Web sites and other communications projects for national recognition at the AFBF conference. This year, 34 states submitted 289 entries. OFBF received eight awards, more than any other state, and seven honorable mentions. OFBF’s awards include:

Best Web site –

Best Editorial – “NAFTA is not a four letter word,” Our Ohio magazine

Best Series of Editorials – “Up Front,” Our Ohio magazine

Best Magazine – Our Ohio

Best Audio Feature Story – “Ohio’s Logging Industry,” Farm Bureau Radio News Service

Best Regular Video Program – 2-minute producer vignettes for Ohio News Network (ONN)

Best Communication Tool – OFBF Policy Development Video/DVD

Best PR Campaign – Farmers Feed Our Needs campaign

OFBF’s television program Ohio Farm and Country was also recently awarded a national Telly Award for agricultural issues-based television programming in the 30th Annual Telly Awards.

The recognized show aired in February 2008 and featured a breakdown and analysis of the U.S. farm bill and how Ohio was involved; how farmers provide food to help reduce hunger in Ohio; and an update on biofuels in the state. The show was recorded at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Columbus.

Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV programs. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected production companies, television stations, and cable operators in the world. The Telly Awards receives more than 13,000 entries annually from all 50 states and countries around the world.

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