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This advisory group is thinking through Farm Bureau's membership model

Published Feb. 12, 2014 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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At Ohio Farm Bureauís 2013 annual meeting, members called for the establishment of a study group that includes 22 county leaders who would analyze and make recommendations on a new membership model for the organization to ensure its future strength.

Comments and input are welcome and you should feel free to share your thoughts with group members. Other OFBF board members and staff can help relay comments as well.† The goal is to create a robust discussion on the future of our organization.

The group first met Feb. 11 and additional meetings have been scheduled for March. Task force recommendations will be presented at the June 2014 board meeting for board consideration and action.


County Farm Bureau Members

Dean Genter, Fulton

Bill Myers, Lucas

David Peth, Cuyahoga

Eric Cotton, Lake

Ryan McClure, Paulding

Kerry Oberlitner, Hardin

Rose Hartschuh, Crawford

Mike Haley, Wayne

Phil Greenisen, Columbiana

Dennis Howick, Mercer

Jody Carney, Madison

Gary Mast, Holmes

Steve Quillin, Tuscarawas

Kyle Smith, Clark

Whittney Bowers, Fairfield

Joe Smith, Guernsey

Andy Barricklow, Belmont

Tim Hesselbrock, Butler

Craig Cook, Clinton

Brett Rogers,† Brown

Mackenzie Stokien, Pike

Karin Bright, Athens

State Board Members

Chair: Frank Burkett, District 09

Bill Patterson

Mike Poling

Paul Harrison

Cy Prettyman

Katherine Harrison

Jerry Lahmers

SE Womenís Trustee: Patty DeBruin

Steve Hirsch, OFBF president

Lane Osswald

Craig Adams

Tim Williams †

Young Ag Professionals

Danielle Burch,† Columbiana

Aaron Heilers,† Shelby


Jeff Zellers, board of directors

Patrick Smith,† VP Sponsor Relations

Ohio Farm Bureau Staff

Leah Curtis, District 11, Franklin

Connie Ward, District 3, Erie

At-Large Stakeholders

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, Ohio Association of Foodbanks

Cody Kirkpatrick,† JD Equipment

John Logue, CompMananagement

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