For Immediate Release
April 1, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) –James W. (Bill) Patterson of Chesterland has been elected treasurer of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).
He fills the third-highest elected office in the state’s largest and most inclusive farm organization. He will help guide Farm Bureau’s efforts to meet its mission of forging a partnership between farmers and consumers.
Patterson will remain the state trustee for District 4 to represent the members of Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull counties. He first joined the state board in 2011.
Patterson and his wife, Melinda, have two sons. They farm with Bill’s family, raising apples, strawberries and peaches. They also have a farm market and a wholesale cider operation.
He is a 21 year member of Geauga County Farm Bureau where he has served as county board president and vice president. He is a member of the Farm Credit 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 of science degree in agricultural economics from Ohio State University.
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