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Farm Bureau is eager to help meet reporters’ needs. For interviews, background information, story ideas/sources or to be added to Ohio Farm Bureau’s news release distribution list, contact: Joe Cornely, senior director corporate communications: [email protected] or 614-246-8230.

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Young Ag Professionals’ T-shirt sale results in $8,823 donation to Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals raised $3,823 for Mid-Ohio Foodbank by selling T-shirts that carried positive messages about Ohio agriculture.

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Demonstration farms advance water quality, productive farming

Three farms in the Blanchard River Watershed have been selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to serve as demonstration farms to showcase new and innovative conservation practices that reduce and prevent nutrient run-off.

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Young Farmers Awarded Free Use of Kubota Tractor

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farmers Nick and Jessica Dailey of Sardinia recently received a Kubota M-Series tractor to use for 250 hours, one of the prizes for being named the 2015 state contest winner.

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Burkett becomes Ohio Farm Bureau president

Frank Burkett III of Massillon has been elected the 24th president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). Burkett now holds the highest elected office in Ohio’s largest and most influential farm and food organization.

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Patterson elected Ohio Farm Bureau first vice president

James W. (Bill) Patterson of Chesterland has been elected first vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).

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Prettyman elected treasurer of Ohio Farm Bureau

Cy Prettyman of New Bloomington has been elected treasurer of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

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Nineteen leaders graduate from AgriPOWER Institute

Nineteen select leaders and advocates recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute Class VII. The intensive, yearlong leadership training program was launched in 2008 to help farmers and agricultural professionals gain influence over public policy issues that impact their businesses.

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Adams graduates from AgriPOWER Institute

Jeff Adams of Urbana is one of 19 farmers and agribusiness professionals who recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute, Class VII.

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Beekman graduates from AgriPOWER Institute

Elaine Beekman of Wellington is one of 19 farmers and agribusiness professionals who recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute, Class VII.

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Bender graduates from AgriPOWER Institute

Libby Bender of Prospect is one of 19 farmers and agribusiness professionals who recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute, Class VII.

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