For Immediate Release
August 17, 2009
COLUMBUS,Ohio (OFBF) – Pam Haley of West Salem has been named a state finalist in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2009 Discussion Meet.
The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills. Haley will participate inthe finals of the competition during OFBF’s annual meeting held Dec. 2 to 4 in Cincinnati.
She was named a finalist Aug. 10 after preliminary competition at OFBF’s annual Leadership Conference in Columbus, and discussed the following topics:
· “How can agricultural producers reach out to the public to gain their support on important issues impacting agriculture?”
· “The U.S. has the safest food supply in the world. How do farmers continue to improve the public’s perception of their products?”
Haley is an 11-year member of the Wayne County Farm Bureau, where she is active in membership recruitment. She lives on a grain and Simmental cattle farm with her husband Mike. Haley holds a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and applied economics from Ohio State University, works as a crop insurance adjuster, and is secretary/treasurer of the Ohio Simmental Association.
The Discussion Meet is hosted by Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals – singles and married couples ages 18 to 35 who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. For more information, visit www.ofbf.org and search“young ag professionals.”
CONTACT: Joe Cornely