With over 1,100 students attending Wilmington College in Clinton County, the College of Agriculture stands out as one of the largest areas of study on campus. The school has recently rejuvenated the Wilmington College Collegiate Farm Bureau program to encourage…
Ohio Farm Bureau has set six state priority issues for 2016: water quality; taxation and business climate; building community through economic development; energy; quality of life issues, and increasing grassroots awareness and involvement.
Applications for Class VIII of AgriPOWER, a leadership and advocacy development program, which will consist of seven multi-day institutes (17 total days), are now available and due April 15. Twenty individuals will be selected to participate in AgriPOWER.
Farmers who apply fertilizer on more than 50 acres are being encouraged to obtain their fertilizer applicator certification before this year’s planting season. Ohio Farm Bureau is asking farmers to attend a training session being conducted by the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Ohio’s agricultural community is supporting Ohio Farm Bureau’s second round of suggested changes to the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) formula.
Last year Farm Bureau members worked together to address community challenges such as hunger, water quality and the environment, youth and adult education, wellness, sustaining local foods and more. Your membership dollars helped make it possible. These are project highlights from 2015.
In a recent episode of Our Ohio TV, Farm Bureau member Matt Aultman shares how he grows many different soybean crops on his farm in western Ohio, but it is the Ohio Certified Seeds he is proudest to see sprout every spring. Those seeds are not genetically engineered, and they are verified for purity and proper handling by the non-profit Ohio Seed Improvement Association.
AgriPOWER Class VII participants traveled to Tuscarawas County in January to study local government including township and county government as well as school board and funding. They also toured local agricultural operations and toured areas of oil and gas production. Two members of the class shared their experiences in blogs.
Eric and Shelly Prysi Tuscarawas County took a turn as featured editor of the Growing Our Generation eletter where twice a month young farmers and ag professionals in Ohio share their stories, insight and tips.
Every Tuesday an Ohio Farm Bureau member takes over the Ohio Farm Bureau Instagram for the day to share a day in their life. Check in through out the day or follow us on Instagram, @OhioFarmBureau, to meet new farmers and ag professionals every #TakeOverTuesday. This week is with Dr. Emily Buck, an Ohio State professor and grain and sheep farmer from Marion County.