The Ohio Farm Bureau’s “Our Ohio Weekly”

The Ohio Farm Bureau’s “Our Ohio Weekly”

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October 25, 2020 48 min
The Supreme Court of Ohio was founded in 1802, established in the state constitution as a three-member court, holding courts in each county every year. The constitution was also approved that year, one year before Ohio officially became a state. The court now has seven members, a chief justice and six associate justices, each serving six-year terms and a total of 1550 other employees. On this Our Ohio Weekly, meet two of the Justic...
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International trade has a major impact on U.S. agriculture. Exports are crucial in providing a market for a major share of crop production and a growing share of meat production. Efforts are underway to find new global partners that have a demand for U.S. ag products, deemed the safest, most abundant and affordable in the world. These new markets could lead to higher farm prices and greater returns to producers. On the next Our Ohi...
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There have been countless stories about the devastating blow that COVID-19 has landed on many industries, businesses and individuals. Millions of Ohioans are seeing their professional and personal situations becoming more challenging with every day that goes by. On the next Our Ohio Weekly, find out how the Global Coronavirus pandemic has even wreaked havoc on those trying to help those in need, like food banks – who continue to fe...
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One of the sessions of the 2020 Virtual Farm Science Review was held by Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, as their team focused on the Value Chains in Food and Agriculture. Our Ohio Weekly host Ty Higgins moderated that session as the panel talked about how corn, cattle, pork, milk and other sectors have adjusted to reduced et...
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September 27, 2020 48 min
Ohio Farm Bureau is the textbook definition of a grassroots organization. Policies and issues that the state’s largest farm organization takes up on the behalf of agriculture are developed and voted on by their members. The process for putting future policies together started last month when Twenty Ohio Farm Bureau leaders began serving on the 2020 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and...
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September 20, 2020 48 min
Little data exists on the millions of Americans who own and lease agricultural land but do not farm it
themselves. That segment is known as non-operator landowners, or NOLs and many of them are women. In 2018 American Farmland Trust began surveying NOLs across the country to gain knowledge and understanding of who these non-landowner operators are, their thinking
and the philosophy about agriculture and how they interact with the far...
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September 13, 2020 48 min
Farming is often a family run operation. As with any business, proper business planning and estate planning ensures that future generations can carry on the family farm. This week on Our Ohio Weekly learn about a program that was created specifically for farmers to help them make plans for the future of their operations.

Guest - Lauren Glovac, Land As Your Legacy
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September 6, 2020 48 min
Every year at about this time, Ohio's young professionals involved in agriculture take a trip to Washington DC to visit with industry experts and key lawmakers about issues that are important to their generation and their livelihood. But since that trip to the Nation’s capital couldn't happen due to COVID-19 concerns, we are bringing D.C. to Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals on the next Our Ohio Weekly.

Guests - Dr. ...
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For the first time since small towns were settled, the number of deaths in rural America now outpaces births. Vast regions of the nation are literally dying. Or are they? In the new book Total Town Makeover, author Andrew McCrea takes you on a journey to places that are very much alive on the next Our Ohio Weekly!
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There are committees for just about everything in the US Congress. From infrastructure to finance, intelligence to ethics, these committees take a deeper look into issues that may help or hinder Americans. One committee that Farm Bureau keeps an eye on is the agriculture committee. A Representative from Ohio was recently named to that committee. Hear from Congressman Troy Balderson about his newest role and his ambitions for it thi...
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During the onset of COVID-19, the American Farm Bureau Federation quickly moved to ensure continuity and effectiveness of their operations and for all of agriculture in the US. Pivoting and adapting provided a reliable voice for members and elected officials and a reminder that agriculture is essential to feed America. On the next Our Ohio Weekly, hear from AFBF President Zippy Duvall about his personal COVID-19 experience and the ...
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Consumer trust is something that those of us in the agriculture sector continue to strive for. Sharing how
farmers grow the food that you buy is paramount to making sure you feel confident that what you put on the table for your family meals is safe. This week on Our Ohio Weekly, Ty Higgins covers consumer trust and the latest consumer trends.

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Steve
Lerch, founder and president of Story Arc Consulting

Amy McCormick, Corporate A...
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Farming often is listed as one of the most stressful occupations, yet most farmers say they wouldn’t trade it for any other job. However, stress that goes unrecognized and is not managed well can play havoc with the farm family and the farm operation. On the next Our Ohio Weekly, find out how to recognize the
common symptoms of stress, and effective ways to manage it.

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Eric
Karbowski, Community Behavioral Health Extension Educato...
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The air we breath, the water we drink and the ground we walk on are some things that many of us take for granted. Clear air, clean water and food are vital for life. For farmers, clean air, adequate water and healthy soils are vital to make a living. This week learn how government agencies, private industries and farmers are helping to strike a balance between growing the food we eat while protecting the natural resources we need.

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The COVID-19 pandemic put a major strain on our food system. Logistics from the farm, to the processing plants to the grocery stores went awry and the food supply chain became a tangled mess that took weeks to unwind. On the next Our Ohio Weekly, industry experts weigh in on what changes may have to happen so a derailment of our food supply never happens again.

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Kurt Loudenback, CEO and owner of Grand Prairie Foods.

Dr. Sally Ro...
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Things are far from normal as the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of going away, but as the spread slows and restrictions are eased, Ohio is beginning to open back up. Businesses are getting back to business and some of us will be able to enjoy a county fair, in one way, shape or form. On this week's Our Ohio Weekly, we'll learn how county fairs are going about making their decisions for a 2020 event and we will check in o...
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The Farmer Veteran Coalition was founded in 2008 with a handful of veterans looking to begin their farming careers. Today, there are 20,000 members and the organization is paving the way for more and more returning veterans to make the transition from the battlefield to a field of a completely different nature.

Guest - Farmer Veteran Coalition CEO Michael O'Gorman
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The methods for farmers getting information that pertains to their industry and lifestyle have changed in many ways over the generations. This week on Our Ohio Weekly, Ty covers the evolving world of Farm Broadcasting.

Guests - The Ohio Ag Net's Dale Minyo and Tom Brand with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting
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Cover crops, conservation tillage, and water management are just some of the topics you will hear about when you tune in to the Field Work Podcast, which is now in its 2nd season. This week on Our Ohio Weekly, meet the co-hosts of the Field Work Podcast as we talk about all of the hot topics that come with keeping agriculture sustainable.

Guests - Field Work Podcast hosts Zach Johnson and Mitchell Hora
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What will agriculture look like in 10 years? Are farmers ready for more technology to keep them sustainable and profitable? On the next Our Ohio Weekly, hear about how current innovations are being delivered to farmers of all types and how future inventions will make their way from a startup’s idea all the way to the farm.

Guest - U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue
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