COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Michael (Mike) Poling of Delphos has been elected to the board of trustees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will represent Farm Bureau members in Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties. Poling will help govern the state’s largest and most influential farm organization.
He fills the board seat formerly held by Mike Schumm of Willshire who retired after 12 years of service to Farm Bureau members.
Poling and his wife, Bernie, farm along with his father, Larry. They raise corn, soybeans and hay and have a cow – calf operation. Poling is also the owner of an ag consulting business and is a district sales manager for Stine Seed.
Poling is a graduate of Owens Technical School. He is a 34-year member of the Van Wert County Farm Bureau and has served as its president and on various committees including membership and public policy. Poling is a Van Wert County fair board director, member of the NFIB and attends Jennings Road Church of Christ. The Polings are parents of a daughter.
Poling’s election took place during the 95th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau held Dec 4 – 6 in Columbus. OFBF’s mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers.