Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and Animals for Life Foundation Unite

For Immediate Release

October 22, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) and the new Animals for Life (AFL) Foundation have united to host the sixth annual Rural – Urban Community Auction. The on-line event will be held Nov. 1 – 30 with proceeds supporting grantsmanship, scholarship and community outreach programs.

Bidding will occur online at www.ofbf.cmarket.com on items such as get-away travel packages, home goods, sports memorabilia, collectibles and unique adventure items. More items will continue to be entered into the auction throughout the event.

“County Farm Bureaus throughout Ohio are creating unique items that represent the best of their communities,” said Foundation Director Dale Arnold. “Several businesses, organizations and friends of Farm Bureau who support Foundation and AFL programs are donating items for the event, too.”

“The Animals for Life Foundation is excited about this partnership and looks forward to working with the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation,” said AFL Executive Director, David White.

Interested parties are invited to visit the site now for an auction preview and to register as an official bidder. The auction will conclude at Ohio Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting in Columbus on Dec. 1 with a special live session.

Online bidders can stay involved in the auction through the entire process by using the “Absentee Bidding” option and are also invited to attend the final live session. Further instructions are available at the auction’s website. The auction is part of CMarket’s national Bidding for Good network, which connects individuals with unique charity auctions across the nation.

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, and Animals for Life Foundation are non-profit, public, charitable 501(c)(3) organizations. The Foundation supports projects that focus on education, environmental and economic development issues concerning agriculture and its impact on consumers and communities. More information on the Foundation’s programs and activities can be found at www.ofbfoundation.org. The Animals for Life Foundation focuses on increasing acceptance and understanding of human-animal interdependency, and works to achieve public recognition that animals bring value to human life each day. More information on AFL programs and activities can be found at www.aflfoundation.org.


CONTACT: Dale Arnold

PHONE: 614-246-8294

FAX: 614-249-2200

E-MAIL: [email protected]