State Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee announced

Twenty-one Ohioans are serving on the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.

The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau’s delegates during the state annual meeting in December.

In its initial session, the committee heard from government leaders, subject experts and Farm Bureau staff on topics such as agriculture and water quality, climate change, electricity deregulation, oil and gas leasing, transportation infrastructure, food safety policy, Ohio State University Extension, the upcoming farm bill and eminent domain.

The policy committee consists of 11 members from Ohio Farm Bureau’s board of trustees and 10 representatives of county Farm Bureaus:

OFBF President Frank Burkett

OFBF First Vice President and Committee Chair Bill Patterson

OFBF Treasurer Cy Prettyman

District 20 Trustee Craig Adams

District 16 Trustee Matt Bell

District 10 Trustee Mike Bensman

Northeast Region Trustee Michael Boyert

District 22 Trustee Karin Bright

District 5 Trustee Mike Poling

District 14 Trustee Bill Waddle

District 1 Trustee Chris Weaver

Nathan Brown, Highland County

Richard Carlson, Lorain County

Greg Garman, Ross County

Josh Henderson, Muskingum County

Nathan Like, Henry County

Wes Montgomery, Fayette County

Craig Pohlman, Van Wert County

Jesse Whinnery, Coshocton County

Lowell Wolff, Medina County

Mike Yoder, Tuscarawas County


Online Extras

Learn more about Ohio Farm Bureau’s policy development process.

See Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2016 policies.

Ohio Farm Bureau membership