For Immediate Release
January 29, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Brian Peach has been named vice president, organization for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). Peach’s responsibilities include oversight of field operations, business development and member services, annual meetings, organizational outreach, information technology, legal compliance and other business functions. He also will oversee the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
OFBF is Ohio’s largest farm organization; its mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers.
Peach has extensive experience in agriculture and organizational work. He comes to OFBF after 20 years as secretary/treasurer of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association. Previously he was Chief of the Division of Plant Industry at the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and specialist in charge in ODA’s feed and fertilizer division. He also was an organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau from 1979 – 1983. Peach received a bachelor’s of science degree in agriculture from Ohio State University. He currently serves on the advisory board for OSU’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and is past president of the OSU Agriculture Alumni Association.
Peach and his wife, Amy, reside in Grandview Heights and have a son and grandson.
According to OFBF Executive Vice President John C. (Jack) Fisher, “Brian knows agriculture and understands the workings of a membership organization. His skills and experience will make a positive impact on the organization and the members we serve.”
CONTACT: Joe Cornely
PHONE: (614) 246-8230
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