For Immediate Release
November 25, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced Kyle Brown of Marion as a finalist for its 2009 Outstanding Young Farmer contest. The award recognizes individuals or couples age 35 or younger for their accomplishments in their farming operations and their leadership in the agricultural community.
The winner of the contest will be announced at the OFBF annual meeting Dec. 2 to 4 in Cincinnati.
Brown is a fourth generation farmer and manages a sow operation. He oversees all aspects of the operation including gestation and farrowing, genetic selection and herd replacement. Kyle has been very active in Farm Bureau activities and has served on the county board of trustees. He also officiates junior-high, freshmen and junior-varsity basketball games. Kyle and his wife Veronica have been married for five years and have a daughter.
The winner will receive an expense-paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Seattle in January to represent Ohio in the national contest. The state winner also receives a $1,000 purchase certificate at Grainger Industrial Supply courtesy of Farm Credit Services of Mid America, a year’s free lease on a Kubota M-series tractor courtesy of Kubota and $500 from Dodge Trucks. All finalists receive a commemorative chime clock from Ohio Farm Bureau.
CONTACT: Joe Cornely
PHONE: (614) 246-8230