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State Auditor Candidates on Town Hall Ohio

 Leave a Comment In a few short months, Ohioans will head to the polls to elect a new Governor, Auditor, Treasurer, Secretary of State and Attorney General. We’ll also elect a U.S. Senator, Supreme Court Justices and numerous state lawmakers. Between now and election day, Town Hall Ohio plans to …

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Regional Hope for Ohio events planned this fall

 Leave a Comment Helping young people fight the opioid epidemic is the goal of Hope for Ohio, a project of Ohio Farm Bureau and other supporting organizations. The program works with 4-H and FFA members to encourage peer-to-peer prevention measures. Five regional Hope for Ohio events will welcome youth, parents, …

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Ag Innovation Challenge offers startup funds for entrepreneurs

 Leave a Comment The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has opened online applications for its 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The competition provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations in agriculture. This is …

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Legal with Leah: CAUV Update

 Leave a Comment New, lower CAUV valuations will be applied this year in 24 Ohio counties. Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah Curtis talks about what this means and how it came to be. Listen to Legal with Leah, a podcast featuring Ohio Farm Bureau’s Policy Counsel Leah Curtis discussing topics impacting farmers …

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OFBF, Nationwide sponsor FFA leadership camp

 Leave a Comment Several Farm Bureau members from FFA chapters around the state, 90 youths in total, recently attended Ohio Leadership Camp at FFA Camp Muskingum in Carrollton via scholarships sponsored by Nationwide Insurance and Ohio Farm Bureau. Scholarships were presented by Kolesen McCoy, president of the Ohio FFA association …

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Northern, northeast Ohio residents win food contest

 Leave a Comment The small business sector in Ohio is vital to many stakeholders.  The Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation sponsored the Ohio Signature Food Contest which showcases many new, innovative products ready to take that next step – actual product development. CIFT …

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Discussion Meet participants should apply by Oct. 22

 Leave a Comment   Farm Bureau’s annual Discussion Meet competition is intended to develop young agricultural professionals’ skills in working through thoughtful, courteous discussion to solve problems. This competitive event simulates a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an …

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17 selected for AgriPOWER, Ohio Farm Bureau’s leadership training program

 Leave a Comment Seventeen farmers and agribusiness professionals have been selected for the 2018-2019 AgriPOWER Institute, Ohio Farm Bureau’s elite training program designed to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. The yearlong program consists of multiple two-to-three-day training sessions that focus on public policy issues facing agriculture …

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