For Immediate Release
December 3, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Nichole Gordon-Coy of Carrollton is the winner of 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 was announced as the winner during annual meeting Dec. 1 to 3 in Columbus.
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 a livestock farm. Gordon-Coy has a bachelor’s degree in education from Akron University and a master’s degree in science education from Walden University. She is a science teacher at Sandy Valley High School in Magnolia, where she teaches physics, chemistry and AP biology.
During the finals, Gordon-Coy and three other finalists discussed the role of technology in agriculture and the views of consumers toward the food production industry. The other finalists were Shelby Brammell of Kenton, Andrew Spiker of Adamsville and Tim Street of Richwood.
Gordon-Coy receives an expense-paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Atlanta in January to represent Ohio in the national contest. She also receives $1,000 courtesy of Nationwide Insurance, $500 courtesy of Dodge and a Longaberger basket from Ohio Farm Bureau.
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