For Immediate Release
August 27, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Tim Street of Richwood 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.
Street 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
Street is a nine-year member of the Marion County Farm Bureau where he serves on the county board and is active in membership recruitment. He resides with his wife Amanda and their two children on a grain farm. Street has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Ohio State University, where he majored in agronomy. He works as the director of communications and member services for Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, Inc.
Other finalists are Nichole Gordon-Coy of Carrollton, Shelby Brammell of Kenton and Andrew Spiker of Adamsville.
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.
CONTACT: Joe Cornely
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