Al Divencenzo

DiVencenzo re-elected to Ohio Farm Bureau board

For Immediate Release

Dec. 12, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Alfred (Al) DiVencenzo of Grafton was re-elected Dec. 12 as District 3 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) during its 96th annual meeting. He was originally elected May 6 to fill an unexpired term.

During his three-year term, DiVencenzo will represent Farm Bureau members from Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties and help govern the state’s largest food and farm organization.

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 Ohio State Fair exhibit. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the Firelands campus of Bowling Green State University.

DiVencenzo spent 30 years in public education and is a 42-year 4-H adviser. 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 degree from Kent State University. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is active in his church. The DiVencenzos have three grown children.

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Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.