Oct. 1 deadline for OFB Foundation grants

Oct. 1 is the deadline to apply for an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation grant. The grants continue the foundation’s goal of helping community organizations develop programs focused on agricultural education and ecological and/or economic development and furthering the mission of the Animals for Life Foundation, which is now part of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

The foundation recently awarded grants to the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club and Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences.

The antique engine club will be using its $3,000 grant to help fund an agricultural history museum to show what life on the farm was like from 1850 to 1940 and preserve these historical items for future generations. Ohio State will be using its $3,500 grant to conduct a survey of students enrolled in the fields of animal sciences and environmental and natural resources to see their level of animal welfare concern. The survey is part of a larger research project to ultimately help animal managers understand why people care about animal welfare and how to effectively communicate animal management information to the public.

Founded in 1985, the foundation strives for measurable community improvement through support of projects and initiatives focusing on educational, environmental and economic issues impacting agriculture. Individuals interested in giving to the foundation can do so in the following ways: outright gifts, deferred or planned giving, endowments, memorial or tributes, gifts in trust, annuities and annuity trusts. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. To donate to the foundation or learn more, visit ofbf.org/foundation or call 614-246-8904.