Brammell Wins OFBF Discussion Meet

For Immediate Release

December 2, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Shelby Brammell of Kenton has been named the winner of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2011 Discussion Meet. The annual contest tests young professionals’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills.

Brammell was announced the winner during the organization’s annual meeting Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in Columbus. She receives an expense paid trip to represent Ohio in the national Discussion Meet at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting in Honolulu in January and $1,000 from Nationwide Insurance.

Brammell is a graduate of Ohio State University and now teaches agriculture and advises the FFA chapter in the Kenton school system. She previously was involved with Ridgedale FFA and was an educational consultant for the Ohio Poultry Association and the Ohio Soybean Council. She is a six-year Farm Bureau member and serves as county board trustee and chairperson for the animal care committee. She previously served on the OFBF Young Agricultural Professionals Advisory Team. She and her husband, Kyle, raise hay and straw, sheep, cattle and horses. They are the parents of one child.

Brammell and the other contestants discussed two subjects during the finals: “Are renewable energy policies beneficial to all segments of agriculture?” and “Are farmers effectively utilizing social media to connect with the public?”

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