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Meimer Elected to Ohio Farm Bureau Board of Trustees

Published Nov. 30, 2012 | Discuss this on Facebook

For Immediate Release

November 30, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Eddie Lou Meimer of Mt. Gilead has been elected to the board of trustees of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). She will serve as Northwest Womenís trustee, representing Farm Bureau members from 24 counties, and help govern the stateís largest and most inclusive farm organization.

She fills the position formerly held by Judy Loudenslager of Marion, who retired from the board following many years of service.

Meimer and her husband, John, are the parents of two grown children, Jim and Terri. She and Jim raise hay, grain and beef cows and produce maple syrup. She is a longtime member of the Morrow County Farm Bureau, served as its president and vice president and has worked in membership and food and animal issues activities. Along with Farm Bureau she is active in the Farmerís Market Management Network, Inc., Ohio and American Jersey organizations, the Morrow County Dairy Association, the Headwaters Outdoor Education board, Marion Farmerís Market board and Marion County Extension Advisory Board.

She earned a bachelorís degree in biology and chemistry from Malone University in Canton and a masterís degree in biology from Adelphi University in New York.

Meimer was elected during the 94th annual meeting of OFBF, held Nov. 28-30 in Columbus. During the meeting, Farm Bureau delegates established policy on a variety of agricultural, environmental, economic and social issues.

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CONTACT: Joe Cornely

PHONE: (614) 246-8230

E-MAIL: jcornely@ofbf.org

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