Young professionals advance in OFBF contests

Buckeye Farm News

Nichole Gordon-Coy of Carrollton, Shelby Brammell of Kenton, Andrew Spiker of Adamsville and Tim Street of Richwood have advanced to the Discussion Meet finals to be held during Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting Dec. 1 to 3 in Columbus.

The contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills.

Adam and Aubrey Bolender of Russelville were named as OFBF’s 2010 Outstanding Young Farmers.

The contest recognizes individuals or couples age 35 or younger for their accomplishments in their farming operations and their leadership in the agricultural community.

Jenifer Weaver of North Jackson has been named the winner of the Excellence in Agriculture Award. That award 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 involvement in agriculture and participation in Farm Bureau and other community organizations.

The competition winners will represent Ohio in the national contest during American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting in Atlanta in January.

To learn how to get involved in OFBF’s Young Agricultural Professional programs, contact your county Farm Bureau.

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