Allen County Farm Bureau announces organizational restructuring

For Immediate Release

July 21, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Effective June 15, Allen County Farm Bureau members may have noticed some changes to their organization’s office and management.

In an effort to make the best use of member resources and maximize efficiency, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is adjusting operations in the county.

Jennifer Smith, OFBF’s organization director in Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties, has also assumed organization director duties for Allen County Farm Bureau. The Allen County Farm Bureau office subsequently moved to Ottawa on July 1, where it will share offices with Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert County Farm Bureaus. Office hours will be Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“This shift in organizational structure will help provide the best method for meeting our members’ needs,” said Connie Ward, OFBF’s Northwest Regional supervisor. “Allen County members can continue to expect the same great service they have always received from their county Farm Bureau.”

Ohio Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization with more than 234,000 members. Its vision is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers that meets consumer needs and ensures agricultural prosperity in a global marketplace. For more information about Ohio Farm Bureau visit the organization’s Web site,


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