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Email: jcornely@ofbf.org
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8230

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Email: reverman@ofbf.org
Tel: 614 – 246 – 8241

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News Releases

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Miller Re-elected to Farm Bureau State Board

December 02, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Allen Miller of Marietta has been re-elected to the board of trustees for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will serve his 2nd three-year term representing Farm Bureau members from Belmont, Monroe, Noble and Washington counties. His election took place Dec. 2 during OFBF’s 93rd annual meeting held in Columbus.

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Hirsch re-elected president of Ohio Farm Bureau

December 02, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Steve Hirsch of Chillicothe has been re-elected president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He holds the highest elected office in the state’s largest general farm organization. He will serve his first full one-year term after becoming president this past April during a special election of the OFBF board of trustees.

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Weilnau Re-elected Farm Bureau Vice President, Trustee

December 02, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Sparky Weilnau of Milan has been elected first vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), the second highest elected office in the state’s largest general farm organization. He also was re-elected trustee for District 3 and will continue to represent members from Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties.

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Burkett Elected Treasurer of Ohio Farm Bureau

December 02, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Frank Burkett III of Massillon has been elected treasurer for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). It is the third highest elected office in the organization. He remains District 9 trustee, representing Farm Bureau members from Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage and Stark counties.

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Sharp to Lead OFBF Public Policy Team

December 02, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Adam Sharp has been named vice president, public policy for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will be responsible for directing federal, state and local public affairs activities aimed at carrying out the policies established by OFBF members.

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Stimpert, Peach Accept New Duties with Ohio Farm Bureau

December 02, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Keith Stimpert has been named senior vice president, organization for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will be responsible for oversight of OFBF’s support services and field operations including organization director services for county Farm Bureaus.

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Heimerls Named 2011 Ohio Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Farmers

December 02, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Johnstown have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2011 Outstanding Young Farmer Award.

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Islers Named 2011 Ohio Farm Bureau Excellence In Agriculture Winners

December 02, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Scott and Tracie Isler of Prospect have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2011 Excellence in Agriculture contest.

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Brammell Wins OFBF Discussion Meet

December 02, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Shelby Brammell of Kenton has been named the winner of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2011 Discussion Meet. The annual contest tests young professionals’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills.

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County Farm Bureaus Recognized for Excellence

December 02, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The exceptional work of county Farm Bureau volunteers was recognized through County Achievement Awards presented during Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) annual meeting, Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in Columbus.