Farm Bureau hires new political engagement director

For Immediate Release

February 19, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Whittney Bowers of Amanda has joined the staff of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) as Director of Grassroots and Political Outreach.

Bowers will help members get involved in local, state and federal legislative and political activities. She’ll interact with county Farm Bureaus and individual members, as well as with candidates, elected officials and other organizations who share the goals of Ohio’s farm and food community. She will develop and administer educational and informational tools, organize activities and manage communications including traditional and social media. Bowers also will oversee management aspects of Farm Bureau’s Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee.

Prior to joining OFBF, Bowers worked in executive communications for the American Jersey Cattle Association and held communications internships with Select Sires and Monsanto. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from Ohio State University and a master’s degree focused on public relations and communications from Kent State University

Bowers has been active in the Fairfield County Farm Bureau serving as vice president, secretary and communications action team leader. She served on OFBF’s membership model study group and served as a delegate to the state annual meeting.

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