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2018 Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience

 Leave a Comment Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Class IX and Young Ag Professionals group spent an educational three days in Washington, D.C. Sept. 11-13. The purpose of the trip was to share their ideas with members of Congress and to learn about international agriculture and how to grow personally and …

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Ohio Farm Bureau Centennial

 Leave a Comment Dec. 6-7, Ohio Farm Bureau will hold its 100th Annual Meeting in Columbus, kicking off a yearlong celebration of our Centennial in 2019. Ohio Farm Bureau was founded Jan. 27, 1919 on the campus of Ohio State University. The centennial is a celebration of the people who …

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Members save with energy program, more benefits

 Leave a Comment The Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program has saved members substantial money on their utility bills, and three members also received a “bonus” when their names were drawn for a $500 sweepstakes. Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program sweepstakes winners Kraig and Stacy Schafer are Huron County Farm Bureau …

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Legal With Leah: Ag Districts

 Leave a Comment A North Carolina judge has awarded rural residents millions of dollars because nearby hog farms smell, attract flies and increase truck traffic. Can that happen in Ohio? Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah Curtis has some answers. Listen to Legal with Leah, a podcast featuring Ohio Farm Bureau’s Policy …

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Opioid roundtable discussion sparks hope, tears

 Leave a Comment Rita Lahmers was substitute teaching one day in eastern Ohio when one of her elementary school students sought her out as a “safe adult” to talk to about his dilemma. This young boy’s father was using drugs, again, and he was worried that his little sister might get …

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Radio panel shows challenge of talking about water issues

 Leave a Comment   As Lake Erie water issues escalated this summer, strident environmental activists made it increasingly difficult to have a rational discussion about the issue and science-based solutions. Ann Arbor’s public radio station invited Ohio Farm Bureau to participate in a panel discussion about the causes of and …

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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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