OFBF appoints couples to Young Agricultural Professionals Advisory Team

For Immediate Release
January 30, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) recently appointed four new couples to serve on its Young Agricultural Professionals Advisory Team.

Members of the advisory team are selected to represent Ohio Farm Bureau’s four state regions by the OFBF state board of trustees. They serve a two-year term, in which they are involved in planning programs and events that provide involvement opportunities for young agricultural professionals.

New advisory team members include:

  • Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Johnstown (Southeast Region)
  • Patrick and Mary Neill of Union City (Southwest Region)
  • Steve and Sonya Quillin of Stone Creek (Northeast Region)
  • Derek and Roshelle Rowe of Bucyrus (Northwest Region)

They join the following returning advisory team members:

  • Kyle and Shelby Brammell of Kenton (Northwest Region)
  • Chaircouple Jeremy and Michelle Evans of Dover (Northeast Region)
  • Dan and Cindy Sturgill of Piqua (Southwest Region)
  • Vice Chaircouple Scott and Jamie Metzger of Williamsport (Southeast Region)

“This team has a great opportunity to mentor and serve Ohio Farm Bureau members and to reach out to the agricultural community,” said Darrell Rubel, OFBF director of volunteer development.

Young Agricultural Professionals are OFBF members age 35 or younger who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing important leadership skills. Participants include singles and couples, and are full- and part-time farmers, extension agents, teachers, consumer educators, media professionals, animal lovers, green industry employees, gardeners, food and wine enthusiasts and more.

Learn more about OFBF’s Young Agricultural Professionals program by clicking on “County Farm Bureau Action Teams” at www.ofbf.org, or contact Darrell Rubel at 614-246-8277 or e-mail [email protected].


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