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
Learn more about Ohio Farm Bureau’s policy development process.
See Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2016 policies.