Matt Bell

Bell elected to Ohio Farm Bureau board

For Immediate Release

Dec. 4, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) — Matt Bell of Zanesville has been elected to the board of trustees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). As a state trustee, he will represent the members of District 16, which includes Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum and Perry counties. Elected during OFBF’s 97th annual meeting, he will help govern Ohio’s largest and most inclusive farm organization.

Bell farms with his father, Irv, raising row crops, hogs and cattle and is the sixth generation on the farm. A 20-year member of Muskingum County Farm Bureau, Bell has served as its president, vice president, secretary and as a member of the public policy action team and the membership campaign committee. He is a member of the Ohio Pork Council board and Farm Credit Mid-America board for the Cambridge region, and is a former member of the Ohio Corn Growers and Ohio Corn Marketing Program boards. He also serves as a 4-H adviser.

He is a graduate of West Muskingum High School, attended Ohio State University and Zane State College and graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER leadership institute. He and his wife, Melissa, have four children.

During OFBF’s Dec. 2-4 meeting in Columbus, delegates established policy on a variety of agricultural, environmental, economic and social issues. The organization’s mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers.

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Contact: Joe Cornely

PHONE: (614) 246-8230

E-MAIL: [email protected]

Editors: A high-resolution photo of Mr. Bell is available for download.

Lynn Snyder 

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