Fred Pursley receives Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award

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.

Getting local foods into school lunch programs

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.