Curtis promoted at Ohio Farm Bureau

For Immediate Release

October 28, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Leah Curtis has been named director of agricultural law and leader of the legal and local policy team for the Public Policy Department of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).

She and her team will provide Farm Bureau members with legal information and education, conduct legal engagement in selected cases and carry out the legal mission of the organization.

Curtis was raised on a family farm in Jefferson County. She joined Farm Bureau in 2010 as director of legal education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications, a master’s degree in public policy and her Juris Doctorate from Ohio State University (OSU). Prior to graduation, she interned at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the OSU Office of Legal Affairs and was a research assistant in the OSU agricultural and rural law program. She and her husband, Ryan, reside in Canal Winchester.

“Legal issues are increasingly important to farmers’ ability to run their operations and contribute to society,” said Adam Sharp, OFBF’s vice president, public policy. “We know Leah will do a great job looking out for our members’ interests.”

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