For Immediate Release
May 10, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Paul Davidson of Newark has been elected to the board of trustees of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will represent the interests of OFBF members in Coshocton, Holmes, Knox and Licking counties and provide governance to the state’s largest agricultural organization.
Davidson, 55, was chosen to serve on the board during a special election of delegates from his district; he fills the unexpired term of former trustee and OFBF president Brent Porteus, who recently was elected to the board of directors for Nationwide Insurance.
Davidson is a 36-year member of the Licking County Farm Bureau and currently serves as its president. He has been involved in membership, public policy and other county activities. He produces hay and is a project manager for a local excavating company. Davidson serves on the 17th district Natural Resource Assistance Council of the Clean Ohio Fund, is a 4-H adviser and member of the FFA Alumni. He also is active with several antique tractor clubs. Davidson is a graduate of Utica High School and graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in agricultural economics and rural sociology.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s 26-member board is charged with oversight of the organization’s policies, which are established by delegates representing all county Farm Bureaus. OFBF’s mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers.
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