When Christopher and Courtney Anderson asked to get married on a neighbor’s idyllic farm in Portage County, they were overjoyed…Read More
The 12th annual Cultivating a Cure event was held Aug. 14, 2022 at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory in Columbus. About 300 people attended the event, which raised over $120,000, pushing the total raised over the years to over $1 million.
Guests heard from Dr. Kristina Johnson (pictured center), Dean Cathann Kress, Nationwide Board of Directors Chair Jeff Zellers (at podium), Ohio Farm Bureau President Bill Patterson (at right), Brent Porteus and keynote speaker, Dr. Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, medical oncologist at The James.
Founded by Porteus, a previous board president of Ohio Farm Bureau and member of Nationwide’s board of directors, Cultivating a Cure supports cancer treatment and prevention research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.Farm Labor Resources
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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation board member Roger Nicol speaks about ‘paying it forward’ through the work of the foundation.Read More
A total of four grants were awarded to county Farm Bureaus in the amount of $5,000 each.Read More
The Yvonne Lesicko Perseverance Prize recognizes groups or individuals working to find innovative solutions to farmer mental health difficulties. Nominations are due July 31, 2023.Read More
Chrissy Tarrant of Westerville has been named gift accounting specialist for the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.Read More