COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) — Karin Bright of Athens has been elected District 22 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). She takes the unexpired term of Joyce Payne of Waterloo, who retired after eight years on the board. Bright’s election took place during the 96th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau, held Dec. 10-12 in Columbus.
Bright will help govern Ohio’s largest and most inclusive farm organization. She will represent the interests of Farm Bureau members in Athens, Gallia, Lawrence and Meigs counties.
A member of the Athens-Meigs County Farm Bureau for more than 10 years, she is its communications action team leader, membership co-chairperson and ag day coordinator. She also served on OFBF’s statewide dues task force, the ag education advisory committee and the membership model task force.
Bright and her husband, David, are the parents of three children. They farm with two of their children and David’s brother, growing corn, wheat and soybeans.
She attended Hocking College and graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration specializing in marketing. Bright spent 16 years working in retail management and training. She is on the board of Athens County Food Pantry, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, Alexander FFA Alumni, Athens 1st Christian Church and Tri County Career Center advisory board.
The mission of Ohio Farm Bureau is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers.