Michael Videkovich of Ashville has been elected to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation board of trustees, representing members in District 15 composed of Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway and Ross counties. He was elected during a special election by delegates from that four-county area and fills the unexpired term of Steve Hirsch of Chillicothe. Hirsch stepped down as Ohio Farm Bureau president and trustee in April and was elected to the board of directors for Nationwide.
Videkovich and his wife Kim farm with her parents raising corn, soybeans, wheat, forage crops and beef cattle. He is a 10-year member of the Pickaway County Farm Bureau. He has served as its president and vice president, on its public policy committee and as a board member for six years. He also has served on the public policy and code committees for Ohio Farm Bureau, is a graduate of Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER leadership development program and is a member of the American Farm Bureau’s Grassroots Outreach Team. Previously, Videkovich was an IT supervisor with the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund. An Ohio State University graduate, he is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ashville and coaches in the Teays Valley Youth Soccer Association. He and Kim are the parents of three young children.
Videkovich joins 25 other farmers on the Farm Bureau board who govern the state’s largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers. To learn more, visit ofbf.org.
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Editors: A high resolution photo of Mr. Videkovich is available to accompany this story.