Gordon-Coy a Finalist in Ohio Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

For Immediate Release

August 27, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Nichole Gordon-Coy of Carrollton has been named a finalist in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2010 Discussion Meet. The annual contest tests young professionals’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communication skills.

Gordon-Coy will participate in the finals of the competition during OFBF’s annual meeting Dec. 1 to 3 in Columbus, discussing the following topics:

·         Has technology become essential for American farmers? Should Farm Bureau influence and encourage all generations of farmers, ranchers and agriculturalists to embrace technological opportunities?

·         Given recent challenges, such as volatile food prices and limited world food supplies, do American consumers adequately appreciate the importance of U.S.-produced food? Will American consumers consider American agriculture important to our security in the future?

Gordon-Coy is a three-year member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau, where she is active in membership activities and is a member of the Center for Food and Animal Issues action team. She and her husband James and their three children reside on livestock farm. Gordon-Coy has a bachelor’s degree in education from Akron University. She is a science teacher at Sandy Valley High School in Magnolia, where she teaches physics, chemistry and AP biology.

Other finalists are Shelby Brammell of Kenton, Andrew Spiker of Adamsville and Tim Street of Richwood.

The winner of the contest will receive an expense-paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Atlanta in January to represent Ohio in the national contest. The winner will also receive $1,000 courtesy of Nationwide Insurance, $500 courtesy of Dodge and a Longaberger basket from Ohio Farm Bureau.


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