Vance and Hill Named OFBF Excellence in Agriculture Finalist

For Immediate Release

November 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Andy Vance and Lindsay Hill of De Graff have been named finalists for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Excellence in Agriculture Award, which recognizes successful people age 35 or younger who are involved in farming but whose primary occupations are not farming or owning an agricultural business.

The award is based on their involvement in agriculture and participation in Farm Bureau and other community organizations. The winner will be named during OFBF’s annual meeting Dec. 2 to 4 in Cincinnati.

Vance and Hill own and operate ABN Radio. The couple shares on-air duties and serve as ambassadors for agriculture through various speaking engagements. Both Vance and Hill travel across Ohio and the nation covering agriculture related activities. Hill currently serves as Vice-President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters.

The winner will receive an expense paid trip to the American Farm Bureau annual meeting in Seattle in January to represent Ohio in the national competition. The state winner will also receive a $1,000 technology package from OFBF, a John Deere Gator sponsored by Farm Credit Services of Mid America and $500 cash from Dodge Trucks. All state finalists also receive commemorative chime clocks from OFBF.


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