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Murphy

Murphy participating in intensive agricultural leadership program

August 27, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Plain City resident Lyndsey Murphy is one of 20 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2014-2015 AgriPOWER Institute. Murphy is communications manager for the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association. She is a Champaign County Farm Bureau member and also works for VanScoy Farms, helping manage their CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture and farmers markets).

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Richardson

Richardson participating in intensive agricultural leadership program

August 27, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Wooster resident Benjamin Richardson is one of 20 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2014-2015 AgriPOWER Institute. Richardson is a fruit and vegetable grower and raises greenhouse plants for retail. He is a Medina County Farm Bureau member and a home health aide to his older sister.

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Rowe

Rowe participating in intensive agricultural leadership program

August 27, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Fostoria resident Roshelle Rowe is one of 20 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2014-2015 AgriPOWER Institute. Rowe is a homemaker and helps on the family’s cattle and grain farm. She is a Seneca County Farm Bureau member, and she and her husband helped start the Seneca County Young Agricultural Professionals group.

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Scott

Scott participating in intensive agricultural leadership program

August 27, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Georgetown resident Hannah Scott is one of 20 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2014-2015 AgriPOWER Institute. Scott is pursuing a master’s degree in environment and natural resources at Ohio State University and helps run a family beef, grain and tobacco farm. She is a Brown County Farm Bureau member, on the Ohio Tobacco Museum Board of Trustees and is a Duke University CDS Youth Advisory Council member.

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Simpson

Simpson participating in intensive agricultural leadership program

August 27, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Milford resident Greg Simpson is one of 20 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2014-2015 AgriPOWER Institute. Simpson is president of Key Transportation, Inc. He is a Clermont County Farm Bureau member, secretary of the county fair board, member of the Ohio Expositions Commission and vice chairman of the Clermont County Port Authority.

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Smith

Smith participating in intensive agricultural leadership program

August 27, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Whitehouse resident Wade Smith is one of 20 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2014-2015 AgriPOWER Institute. Smith runs Whitehouse Specialty Crops LLC, which grows greenhouse tomatoes and perennial flowers. He is vice president of Lucas County Farm Bureau and a participant in the Lucas County Ag/Econ Task Force.

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Somrack

Somrack participating in intensive agricultural leadership program

August 27, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Newbury resident Tom Somrack is one of 20 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2014-2015 AgriPOWER Institute. Somrack is a student at the University of Findlay studying animal science and pre-veterinary studies and grew up on a small family farm. He is a Geauga County Farm Bureau member, a 4-H leader for many years and active in student government at the University of Findlay.

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Vonderhaar

Vonderhaar participating in intensive agricultural leadership program

August 27, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Camden resident Rachael Vonderhaar is one of 20 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2014-2015 AgriPOWER Institute. Vonderhaar helps run Vonderhaar Farms, Inc., a row crop, cattle and sheep operation. She is a Preble County Farm Bureau member, vice president of the Ohio Agri-Women and an American Agri-Women member.

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Watters

Watters participating in intensive agricultural leadership program

August 27, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – West Union resident Kristy Watters is one of 20 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2014-2015 AgriPOWER Institute. Watters is the fiscal officer/educational coordinator for the Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Foundation and was raised on a farm. She is an Adams County Farm Bureau member and on the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee and Ohio Valley CTC Agribusiness Advisory Committee.

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Gov. John Kasich

Ohio Farm Bureau AGGPAC names Kasich ‘Friend of Agriculture’

August 21, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AGGPAC) – Gov. John Kasich has been named a “Friend of Agriculture” by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee (AGGPAC).