Holden Named Finalist for OFBF Outstanding Young Farmer

For Immediate Release

November 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced Jay Holden of Mt. Orab as a finalist of 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.

Holden grew up in Brown County on a family farm and graduated from Western Brown High School. He farms 500 acres of corn and soybeans. He has held several leadership roles within the community, including township trustee. Jay is very active in the St. Angela Mericai Parish Council, Knights of Columbus and he and his wife, Denise, participate in the Brown County Relay for Life. They are the parents of three boys.

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.


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