Calling it the right approach for Ohioans, Gov. Ted Strickland today signed H.B. 414 which will allow the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to move forward.
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The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Board of Trustees has voted to support passage of State Issue 2 on the May ballot. Issue 2 would authorize a change in location for the Columbus casino, which was approved by Ohio voters last November.
13-member Care Board is set
The naming of the members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is ďa great step toward Ohioans taking control of animal care issues,Ē according to John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is expected to begin meeting in the coming weeks as almost all members have been appointed.
A class of 22 recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureauís AgriPOWER Institute, an intensive leadership training program launched in 2008 to help farmers and agricultural professionals gain influence over public policy issues.
The people and culture of rural Ohio will be showcased through a new promotion, which allows Farm Bureau members to win prizes for sharing photos and stories about how they are tied to agriculture.
Helping Hand; Figured Up; Hunting for Answers; In Their Words
If you were to draft a 100-page plan of what agriculture and rural Ohio should look like, what would you write? More importantly, how would you put it into action? Thatís exactly what Ohio farmers consider each year as they review and update Ohio Farm Bureauís policy book.
Two statewide issues that will appear on the May 4 ballot have received the support of Ohio Farm Bureauís board of trustees.