Porteus re-elected as Farm Bureau president, state trustee

For Immediate Release

December 4, 2009

CINCINNATI, Ohio (OFBF) – Brent Porteus of Coshocton has been re-elected president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He holds the highest elected office in the state’s largest general farm organization.  The election took place during OFBF’s 91st annual meeting held Dec. 2-4 in Cincinnati.  

Prior to being elected president, Porteus also was re-elected to serve as District 12 trustee serving members from Coshocton, Holmes, Knox and Licking counties.  He is a 34-year member of Farm Bureau.  He first joined the state board in 2002, and has served as the board’s treasurer and first vice president.

This will be Porteus’ second one-year term as president.  He will lead OFBF’s 26-member board of family farmers as it guides the organization’s public policy, issues management, communications and member services activities.  During his address to the convention, Porteus thanked Farm Bureau members for the opportunity to serve them.  “It has been an incredible experience to have the chance to see, first hand, the unbelievable amount of good being done in communities throughout Ohio by you and your fellow members.  I appreciate the chance to be a small part of your efforts.”

Porteus and his wife, Debbie, farm with his father, brother and daughters producing crops and beef cattle. He has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Ohio State University.  He is a past president of Ohio Corn Growers Association and past chairman of Ohio Corn Marketing Program. He served four years as chairman of the National Corn Growers Association’s Public Policy Action Team.  Porteus is involved with the River View School Board, 4-H, FFA Alumni and the Presbyterian Church of Coshocton.


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