Oregon’s Freeborn wins 2nd place in National Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Oregon’s Freeborn wins 2nd place in National Farm Bureau Discussion Meet PHOTO: Oregon’s Jenny Freeborn was the runner-up in the National Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet, which took place at the 2018 American Farm Bureau Convention in Nashville. Her second-place prize is a Case IH Farmall 50A tractor. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Oregon’s [...]

Oregon’s Freeborn wins 2nd place in National Farm Bureau Discussion Meet 2018-01-12T15:59:42+00:00

Bushue reviews 2017, previews 2018

OFB President Barry Bushue reviews 2017, previews 2018 Following is a slightly condensed version of the speech Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue gave to the OFB House of Delegates on Dec. 6 during the 85th OFB Annual Meeting in Pendleton. Last December, I stood before the Oregon Farm Bureau House of Delegates and said that [...]

Bushue reviews 2017, previews 2018 2017-12-21T11:49:01+00:00

2017: OFB’s Year in Review

OFB's year in review by Dave Dillon Oregon Farm Bureau Executive Vice President I want to thank you for your membership. Without your support, Oregon Farm Bureau wouldn’t have had such a great year of activity, accomplishments, and accolades. OFB’s purpose is to advocate for you, and we do so with great pride. But we [...]

2017: OFB’s Year in Review 2017-12-22T15:18:18+00:00

Malheur County Farm Bureau donates $10K to county fairgrounds

ONTARIO, June 27, 2017: Malheur County Farm Bureau presented $10,000 to the Malheur County Fairgrounds for the reconstruction of buildings that were destroyed during the record-breaking severe winter weather, including iconic Girvin Hall. PHOTO: Malheur County Farm Bureau President Jeana Hall (left) presented Malheur County Fair Manager Lynelle Christiani (middle) and Fair Board Chair Shad [...]

Malheur County Farm Bureau donates $10K to county fairgrounds 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

Farm Bureau donates $1.5K of groceries to Bend’s Ronald McDonald House

9 overflowing shopping carts of groceries 8 Farm Bureau volunteers 1 long cashier's receipt $1,500 raised by the OFB Women’s Advisory Council and donated by County Farm Bureaus Together these numbers add up to a pantry full of groceries at the Ronald McDonald House Charity in Bend, a home-away-from-home for the families of critically ill [...]

Farm Bureau donates $1.5K of groceries to Bend’s Ronald McDonald House 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

OFB article wins national award: Listen to locals on Owyhee

The following article, "Listen to locals on Owyhee," written by OFB Communications Director Anne Marie Moss and published in the June/July 2016 issue of the printed OFB Newsletter, received the award for "Best News Article" at the 2017 American Farm Bureau Communications Conference in Pittsburgh. Congrats, Anne Marie!   Listen to locals on Owyhee One [...]

OFB article wins national award: Listen to locals on Owyhee 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

New Klamath Collegiate Farm Bureau established

At the May OFB Board meeting, Victoria Flowers of Klamath-Lake County Farm Bureau announced the start of a new collegiate Farm Bureau group at Klamath Community College. “Our goal is to get Farm Bureau involved at the campus level on issues facing agriculture, as well as to educate non-ag students and the general public about [...]

New Klamath Collegiate Farm Bureau established 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

Oregon farmer Angi Bailey selected for prestigious national ag advocacy program

Oregon’s Angi Bailey, a second-generation nursery owner and board member of Multnomah County Farm Bureau, was one of only 10 farm and ranch leaders selected from across the country to participate in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Partners in Advocacy Leadership (PAL) class. PHOTO: Nursery owner Angi Bailey of Multnomah County Farm Bureau was [...]

Oregon farmer Angi Bailey selected for prestigious national ag advocacy program 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

15 Facts About Farm Bureau

1. Farm Bureau is a true democratic, grassroots, nonprofit organization. OFB’s public policy positions are presented, discussed, and voted upon by family farmers and ranchers from all parts of the state, representing a wide variety of Oregon agricultural commodities. PHOTO: Deschutes County Farm Bureau President Matt Cyrus, who raises cattle and hay, at the [...]

15 Facts About Farm Bureau 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

YF&R dispatch from FUSION Conference

So what would entice a group of young farmers and ranchers to leave their crops, orchards, and animals in Oregon and travel all the way to Pittsburgh in the dead of winter? Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers at the FUSION Conference in Pittsburgh, Feb. 10-13, 2017. The Farmers United: Skills, Inspiration, Outreach & [...]

YF&R dispatch from FUSION Conference 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00