Ohio’s First Lady Karen Kasich visited the Ohio State Fair during First Lady’s Day, and made stop in Ohio Farm Bureau’s Land and Living exhibit.
Young Agricultural Professionals Scott and Tracie Isler of Marion County and Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Licking County were named winners of two of Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2011 Young Ag Professionals contests. They will compete at the national level in Hawaii in January 2012.
Paul Wright, native of Coshocton, and well-known Ohio Ag Lawyer was presented Ohio Farm Bureau’s Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award during the organization’s 2011 annual meeting.
Howard Skiles, a former Ohio Farm Bureau Board member who also served on Landmark Cooperative Board and received awards for resource conservation, received Ohio Farm Bureau’s Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award at the organization’s 2011 annual meeting.
Fred Pursley received a 2011 Distinguished Service to Agriculture award from the Ohio Farm Bureau. The longtime Nationwide Insurance agent serving Ohio farmers, and Warren County Farm Bureau Outstanding Service Award winner shared stories from his time knowing Ohio Farm Bureau First Executive Vice President Lincoln Murray, and other tales from Farm Bureau past upon receiving his award.
Scott and Tracie Isler of Prospect have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 2011 Excellence in Agriculture contest. Watch the Islers share their farm story in this video.
Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Johnstown have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 2011 Outstanding Young Farmer Award. The Heimerls share their farm story in this video.
We need your input on the next farm bill. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Adam Sharp provides a brief update on farm bill progress, how it might face some changes, and what you can do to help Ohio Farm Bureau provide the best service to its members in this process.
$3 billion in additional exports, economic development, and jobs. That’s what is gained once the Korea, Panama and Colombia Free Trade Agreements are implemented. Support for these trade agreements is critical to America’s farmers and ranchers.
Chuck Dilbone, director of business operations at Granville High School, wasn’t happy with the food his district was providing students. During Ohio Farm Bureau’s Bringing It to the Table conference, he discussed the challenges of incorporating local foods into school lunch programs. Held in early 2011, the conference was the first step in an effort to spark fresh thinking and collaboration in pursuit of new ideas for farmers, consumers, food processors, grocers, restaurateurs and anyone else with an interest in Ohio food and farming.