For Immediate Release
November 30, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Brad Heimerl of Johnstown is the winner of the 2012 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Discussion Meet. He won the finals of the event during the OFBF annual meeting Nov. 28 – 30 in Columbus.
The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills.
Heimerl won a $1,000 cash award from Nationwide Insurance and an expense-paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., Jan 13-16, where he will represent Ohio in the national competition.
Heimerl is a member of Licking County Farm Bureau, where he serves as a county board trustee. He works full-time on his family’s farm where they raise grain crops, beef cattle, pigs and operate a trucking fleet. Heimerl holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Wilmington College and serves as a reserve deputy sheriff for Licking County.
The other finalists were Christen Clemson of Cortland, Jon Hensler of Jackson and Lynnsey Schemerich of Orient.
Also recognized during the OFBF convention were the group’s Outstanding Young Farmer, Erik Scott of Georgetown and its Excellence in Agriculture Award winner Greg McGlinch of Versailles. Scott and McGlinch’s awards were announced in October. Both will represent Ohio in competition at the AFBF meeting.
The Discussion Meet is hosted by OFBF’s Young Agricultural Professionals – singles and married couples ages 18 to 35 who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. To learn more about the Discussion Meet and the Young Ag Professionals program visit ofbf.org/get-involved.
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