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Videkovich Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Michael Videkovich of Ashville, Ohio (Pickaway County) is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. He is employed by Noecker Farms LLC and is also a co-owner of a family farming operation that consists of corn, soybean, wheat, hay and oat production; a 200 head cow-calf herd and a feeder pig enterprise.

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Stechschulte Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Progra

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jill Stechschulte of Wauseon, Ohio, is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. She serves as the Ohio State University 4-H Extension Educator for Fulton County.

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Parker Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Cynthia Parker of Troy, Ohio, is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. Cindy is a professional photographer who serves on the board of directors for the Miami Valley Steam Thrashers Society and Miami County Farm Bureau.

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Norman Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Roy Norman of Wauseon, Ohio, is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program.Roy serves as an organization director for OFBF, covering Fulton, Henry, Williams and Defiance counties, and has a farming operation that includes wheat, soybean and hay production along with a small cow/calf herd.

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Metzger Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – J. L. Scott Metzger of Williamsport, Ohio (Pickaway County) is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. Scott is a full-time farmer whose farming operation consists of corn, wheat and soybean production and backgrounding heifers. He is also involved with the family’s trucking business.

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Matis Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Sherri Matis of Fresno, Ohio (Coshocton County) is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. Sherri previously served as an independent contractor for the Coshocton County Job & Family Services work force unit. She currently serves on the Coshocton County Farm Bureau board of trustees and her family is in the process of developing a small farm.

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Lumbrezer Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ronald J. (RJ) Lumbrezer of Lyons, Ohio (Fulton County) is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. RJ is employed by Stantec Consulting as a professional land surveyor and serves on the board of directors for the Ohio Township Association.

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Jordan Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Leslie Jordan of Marion, Ohio, is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. She is a resident agent for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) and also manages a purebred sheep farm.

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Isler Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Scott Isler of Prospect, Ohio, is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. He is employed by Islercrest Farms where he manages a 600-head sow farrow-to-finish hog farm that also includes crop production.

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Heimerl Selected to Participate in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Matthew Heimerl of Johnstown, Ohio, is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. Matt is very actively involved with his family’s farming operation, which consists of hog production, feeder cattle, corn, soybeans and wheat.