Patterson Re-elected to Ohio Farm Bureau Board

For Immediate Release November 30, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – James W. (Bill) Patterson of Chesterland has been re-elected District 4 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). Patterson will help govern the state’s largest and most inclusive farm organization and will represent Farm Bureau members from Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull counties.

Patterson will serve his first full three-year term. He originally joined the board one year ago when he was elected to fill an unexpired term.

He and his wife, Melinda, farm with Bill’s family, raising apples, strawberries and peaches. They also have a farm market and a wholesale cider operation. They are the parents of two sons.

Patterson is a 19-year member of Geauga County Farm Bureau. He has served as county board president and vice president. He is a member of the Farm Credit of Mid-America board of directors and the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association. He is a graduate of Ohio’s LEAD Program – Class VII and received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Ohio State University.

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