OFBF President Brent Porteus and Executive Vice President Jack Fisher addressed annual meeting delegates, focusing on State Issue 2, its significance and what lies ahead.
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Brent Porteus of Coshocton has been re-elected president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and to serve as District 12 trustee, serving members from Coshocton, Holmes, Knox and Licking counties.
A 250-page strategic plan titled Ohio Farm Bureau's Envisioned Future ó The New Era was developed in 2009 to guide the organization in coming years.
Three hundred and forty six delegates represented their county Farm Bureaus and voted on policies that will shape the direction of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) in 2010 at the organizationís 91st annual meeting in Cincinnati this month.
Ohio Farmer Editor Tim White named OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher his Ohio Ag Man of the Year for his leadership on livestock issues and the passage of Issue 2 in November.
Passed in the Senate Wednesday, a bill to help facilitate the transfer of the NPDES program for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and storm water associated with construction activity to ODA from Ohio EPA is now awaiting the governorís signature.
President Porteus re-elected, three new members join board of trustees
Priorities include climate change, wildlife damage, Extension funding and challenges to dairy farmers.
Outstanding contributions to Ohio agriculture recognized at annual meeting
Ohio Farm Bureau leaders congratulate members, but look toward year ahead on second day of annual meeting