Frank Burkett

Burkett re-elected OFBF first vice president

For Immediate Release

Dec. 12, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Frank Burkett III of Massillon has been re-elected first vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), the second highest elected office in Ohio’s largest and most inclusive farm organization. His election took place during the 96th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau, which was held Dec. 10 – 12 in Columbus.

This will be Burkett’s first full term as vice president; he originally took office in April 2014 in a special election. Previously, he served as the group’s treasurer. He also continues as District 9 trustee representing members from Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage and Stark counties. He originally joined the OFBF board in 2007.

As a long-time member of Stark County Farm Bureau, Burkett served as a board trustee, policy development chairman and farm tour chairman. He is a past board member for Ohio Dairy Producers Association and is a member of Rivertree Christian Church.

Burkett, in partnership with three uncles, co-owns and manages Clardale Farms, Inc., a dairy and crop farm. He received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Ohio State University with a major in agricultural systems management and a minor in agricultural economics.

The mission of Ohio Farm Bureau is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers.



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Callie Wells 

Callie Wells is the director of digital communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.