For Immediate Release
Dec. 4, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) — James W. (Bill) Patterson of Chesterland was re-elected treasurer of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) during the organization’s 97th annual meeting held Dec. 2-4 in Columbus. He holds the third-highest elected office and first joined the OFBF board in 2011.
Patterson also was re-elected state trustee for District 4 where he represents members in Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull counties. He is a 22-year member of Geauga County Farm Bureau and has served as its president and vice president.
He graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and is a graduate of Ohio’s Leadership Education and Development Program – Class VII. He also is a member of the Farm Credit Mid-America board of directors and the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association.
Patterson and his wife, Mindy, farm with Bill’s family, raising apples, strawberries and peaches. They also have a farm market and a wholesale cider operation. They have two sons.
During OFBF’s Dec. 2-4 meeting in Columbus, delegates established policy on a variety of agricultural, environmental, economic and social issues. Ohio Farm Bureau is the state’s largest and most inclusive farm organization. Its mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers.
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Editors: A high-resolution photo of Mr. Patterson is available for download.