For Immediate Release
December 2, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Steve Hirsch of Chillicothe has been re-elected president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He holds the highest elected office in the state’s largest general farm organization. He will serve his first full one-year term after becoming president this past April during a special election of the OFBF board of trustees.
Hirsch previously served as OFBF’s first vice president. He also represents Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway and Ross counties as the 15th District trustee. He is an 18-year member of Ross County Farm Bureau and served as its president and chairman of the membership, public policy and safety committees.
Hirsch farms with his father, brother and cousin producing apples, peaches, grapes, strawberries, raspberries and other crops. They also operate a retail farm market and a cider pressing facility.
He and his wife, Kimberly, are the parents of three children.
Hirsch earned a degree in business administration from the University of Dayton. He has been active with the Ohio Fruit Growers Society, the Direct Agricultural Marketing Association, the American Heart Association and his local Chamber of Commerce.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers. To learn more about the organization, visit ofbf.org.
CONTACT: Joe Cornely
PHONE: (614) 246-8230