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Caraway wins 2016 Ohio Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Stephen Caraway of West Union is the winner of the 2016 Ohio Farm Bureau Discussion Meet. The final round of the competition was held during Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals Leadership Conference Jan. 29 in Columbus.


Agriculture fertilizer certification training scheduled throughout Ohio

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 Farm Bureau Foundation offers $18,000 in scholarships

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has $18,000 in scholarships available to Ohio students from rural, suburban and urban communities who are pursuing degrees connected in some way to agriculture.


Ohio Farm Bureau recognized during American Farm Bureau convention

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) was well represented during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 97th Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.


Farm Bureau opens new membership opportunities

Ohio Farm Bureau is strengthening its advocacy efforts on behalf of Ohio’s farm and food community with the implementation of a new membership structure.  The new membership model  enhances the organization’s inclusive approach to ensuring food security, economic opportunity and…


Farm Bureau, Wright & Moore sponsoring employment law, crisis prevention seminars

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Wright & Moore Law are sponsoring three seminars dealing with employment law and crisis prevention on your farm.

Jennifer Carle, Ohio Farm Bureau staff accountant

Carle appointed Ohio Farm Bureau accountant

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jennifer Carle of Canal Winchester has been named staff accountant for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). Carle will work on financial activities for OFBF, Ohio Farm Bureau Development Corporation, Our Ohio, county Farm Bureaus and contractual companies….


Farm Bureau establishes policy heading into 2016

Water quality, property taxes, energy and illegal drug use topped the action items identified by delegates at the 97th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). Nearly 350 delegates representing all Ohio counties established the organization’s policies during the convention Dec. 2-4 in Columbus.

OFBF President Steve Hirsch

Hirsch re-elected as Ohio Farm Bureau president

Steve Hirsch of Chillicothe was re-elected president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) during the organization’s 97th annual meeting Dec. 2-4. Hirsch holds the highest elected office in the state’s largest and most inclusive farm organization. He is the 23rd president of OFBF, which was founded in 1919.


Burkett continues as Ohio Farm Bureau first vice president

Frank Burkett III of Massillon has been re-elected first vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) as well as District 9 trustee. He holds the second highest elected office in Ohio’s largest and most inclusive farm organization.