Graves Named Farm Bureau Communications Specialist

For Immediate Release

March 7, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Amy Beth Graves has been named communications specialist for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). She’ll write, edit and do photography for OFBF’s publications Our Ohio magazine and Buckeye Farm News as well as contribute to the organization’s web and marketing teams.

Graves has written about Ohio’s agriculture industry for the past 10 years. She was communications specialist for Farm Bureau from 2004-2006 and since then has been a freelance writer, photographer and proofreader for Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and the Ohio AgriBusiness Association. Before that, she was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press in Columbus and Cleveland and The Times-Reporter in New Philadelphia.

Graves has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and lives in Columbus with her family.

“The quality of Amy’s work and her interest in agricultural issues will serve the organization and our members well,” said Pat Petzel, OFBF vice president, communications.

Ohio Farm Bureau is the state’s largest and most inclusive farm organization. Its mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers. For more information or to join, visit


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