Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Learning Delivery Darrell Rubel recently shared friendraising ideas he learned to engage fairgoers at the Ohio State Fair. In this blog he shares how making some last-minute improvements allowed our guests have a much better experience.
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More and more young people are pursuing higher education degrees in agriculture. In turn, our industry is reaping the benefits of a workforce with diverse experience, higher levels of technological expertise and hands-on experience that will help us tackle agriculture’s next set of challenges. In this blog, OFBF Director of State Policy Brandon Kern discusses several programs preparing the next generation.
While Congress and the Ohio General Assembly have both been on “break” over the last few weeks, Farm Bureau policy advocacy has been in full swing. Ohio Farm Bureau members have been busy attending town hall meetings, farm tours and discussions with their elected officials, sharing their personal farm stories and how policy is impacting them.
If you're a regular listener to the radio show Town Hall Ohio, you know show host Joe Cornely has fun matching the show's topics to songs that fit the theme. Joe is a music buff and supplied us with his list of favorite show topics and songs that fit nicely together. Who knew there was a song about bio products made from soybeans?
The Food and Drug Administration has extended the comment period to Nov. 15 for the produce safety rule and the preventive controls for human food rule which implement the Food Safety Modernization Act. Ohio Farm Bureau is in the process of drafting comments and is interested in members’ concerns regarding these proposed rules.
Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Learning Delivery Darrell Rubel shares four takeaways from his experience being a part of the team charged to do something different with the Ag and Hort Building at the Ohio State Fair this year.
Engaging young people in democracy was the goal of the first ever Ohio Youth Capital Challenge.
With Congress on recess for the summer, here’s a brief look at where we stand on three key issues.
Butler County Farm Bureau helped coordinate a subcommittee meeting of the Ohio House of Representatives Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee at the Butler County Fair July 24.
Ohio House Minority Leader Tracy Maxwell Heard recently sat down for a conversation on Ohio Farm Bureau’s Town Hall Ohio to share her perspectives on taxes, the economy and other issues impacting the state.
Farm Bureau members in eastern Ohio along with public officials and water quality advocates recently traveled to Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie to learn about water quality issues as well as research that could help farmers provide solutions.
The definition of agricultural education can be very broad, which makes it difficult to decide where to focus resources. A significant challenge that needs to be addressed is what responsibility Farm Bureau has on this issue and where should we engage.
In the July/August edition of Our Ohio magazine, we asked consumers to give us their thoughts on new Food and Drug Administration produce rules intended to improve safety. In the end, more than 150 people filled out our survey and many submitted additional comments describing their concerns.
The purchase includes five IDEAg branded farm shows – Minnesota Farmfest, Dakotafest, Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Northern Illinois Farm Show and the IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference. The business also publishes Feed & Grain Magazine and Case IH’s Farm Forum magazine.
Before exposing your farm to the public, consider the need for increased protection.
Dr. Larry Antosch summarizes SB 150, regarding nutrient management that has been introduced at the Ohio Statehouse.
Director of Leadership Development, Chip Nelson, discusses his recent experience working with a group of leaders at Ohio Farm Bureau's new presidents training.
The Animals for Life Foundation (AFL) has selected 11 projects and programs related to the human-animal bond that will be awarded grant funding during the 2013 fiscal year.
Leah Curtis, Ohio Farm Bureau director of legal education, explains why Farm Bureau is supporting an Ohio Supreme Court case pursued by a member who suffered significant losses after a county drainage project caused his tomato field to flood.
Ohio farmers are invited to learn more about animal welfare, consumer concerns and building trust in agriculture during the Ohio Livestock Coalition's industry symposium and annual meeting Sept. 6.
Eleven stops, 120 ATVs and 280 people were the makings of one great tour. Muskingum County Farm Bureau, Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service recently partnered to put on an ATV conservation tour. Watch this video to see photos and hear about the tour.
We all have a role in protecting Ohio’s valuable and plentiful water resources. Ohio Farm Bureau members are invited to view a new e-Learning tool to help them apply practices to reduce Harmful Algal Blooms.
Ohio Farm Bureau recently held an online food preservation meeting discussing freezing and water bath techniques. Watch the recording of this meeting and bulk up your food preservation IQ.
Summertime is fun time for Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus. Check out what fun things Farm Bureau is up to and things you can do in your neck of the woods in this month’s County Farm Bureau Roundup.
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