New Young Ag Professionals state committee members announced

For Immediate Release

Oct. 1, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named the newest members of its Young Agricultural Professionals State Committee: Greg and Theresa Corcoran of Chillicothe, Eric and Shelly Prysi of New Philadelphia, Doug Toops of South Vienna and Jennifer Wilson of Jenera.

As committee members serving two-year terms, they will help develop and conduct activities that provide opportunities for young professionals to become involved in Ohio Farm Bureau programs.

Greg and Theresa Corcoran are Ross County Farm Bureau members where both have been very involved in local activities, and Greg serves on the board of trustees. They have also participated in local and statewide Young Ag Professionals activities. They are part owners of Corcoran Farms, a multi-generational farm in Pike, Ross and Scioto counties producing corn, soybeans, popcorn, wheat and hay. They also own and operate a Certified Angus feedlot with its own cow-calf operation. Theresa also works as a physical therapist at a skilled nursing facility.

Eric and Shelly Prysi are Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau members where they are both involved in local activities, and Eric serves on the board of trustees. They also have participated in local and statewide Young Ag Professionals activities. They operate a 100-acre hay farm. Eric works full time for the Tuscarawas County Road and Bridge Department. Shelly works full time at Park Village Health Care Center as an occupational therapy assistant and serves as the Vacation Bible School director at Roxford United Methodist Church where both lead the youth group.

Doug Toops is a Clark County Farm Bureau member where he serves on the board of trustees as vice president. He has 75 acres of alfalfa hay and straw and 15 acres of soybeans. He owns Toops Custom Hay and Straw, Whiskybent Woodworking and is co-owner of Whiskybent Barbell. He also works full time as a foreman for KC Fencing and is involved in community activities such as the United Way Golf Outing and the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Warrior Dash.

Jennifer Wilson is a Hancock County Farm Bureau member. She is part of her family’s farm, which raises sheep, goats, beef cattle, corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. She works full-time as a financial services officer for Farm Credit Mid-America in Delphos. She also worked as an organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau for six years. She is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jenera and volunteers as a 4-H adviser and with the Arlington FFA Alumni.

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals program is open to individuals and couples between the ages of 18-35 who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. To get involved contact Melinda Witten at [email protected]


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Photo Caption: Newest members of the OFBF Young Agricultural Professionals State Committee are (top l to r) Eric and Shelly Prysi, Tuscarawas; Greg and Theresa Corcoran, Ross County; (bottom l to r) Doug Toops, Clark County and Jennifer Wilson, Hancock County.