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Browns win Outstanding Young Farmer contest

Published Dec. 12, 2013 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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Nathan and Jennifer Brown of Hillsboro have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2013 Outstanding Young Farmer Award.

The contest is designed to help young farmers strengthen their business skills, develop marketing opportunities and receive recognition for their accomplishments. Contestants are judged on the growth of their farm businesses and involvement in Farm Bureau and their community.

The Browns win 250 hours free use of an M–series tractor provided by Kubota, $1,000 in Grainger merchandise sponsored by Farm Credit Services of Mid-America and an expense-paid trip to the 2013 American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in San Antonio.

Nathan and Jennifer are members of Highland County Farm Bureau, and Nathan serves as vice president. Both are active in many county and statewide Farm Bureau activities. They operate a 900 acre grain farm along with an additional 400 acres of custom grain crops and hay. They also raise beef cattle. Jennifer is employed with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office. Nathan also serves as a township trustee. Both are active with their local church, Ohio Corn Growers Association and Ohio Soybean Council.

The Outstanding Young Farmer contest is a part of the Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals program. Participants are ages 18 to 35, singles and married, who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. To learn more about the Young Ag Professionals program visit ofbf.org.

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