For Immediate Release
May 7, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Alfred (Al) DiVencenzo of Grafton has been elected District 3 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will represent Farm Bureau members from Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties and will help govern the state’s largest food and farm organization.
He was elected May 6 by delegates from his four counties to fill the unexpired term of Sparky Weilnau of Milan, a long-time Farm Bureau leader who left the OFBF board to become a director for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
DiVencenzo and his wife, Beth, operate a choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm, which includes a pre-cut lot that benefits a local school and library fund. He is vice president of the Ohio Christmas Tree Association and leads its popular state fair exhibit. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the Firelands campus of Bowling Green State University (BGSU).
DiVencenzo completed a 30-year career in public education and is a 42-year 4-H advisor. He has been a member of the Lorain County Farm Bureau for 20 years and served as its president, vice president, secretary, trustee and member of numerous committees. He is a graduate of Lorain County Community College, received a bachelor’s degree from BGSU and a master’s from Kent State University. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is active in his church. The DiVencenzos are the parents of three grown children.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers. It helps its members engage in policy and communications activities to improve their communities and provides a wide range of member benefits. To learn more, visit ofbf.org.
CONTACT: Joe Cornely
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