Michael Videkovich of Ashville has been elected to his first full three-year term to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation board of trustees. As a trustee, he will represent Farm Bureau members in Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway and Ross counties. In May, he was elected during a special election by delegates from that four-county area to fill the unexpired term of Steve Hirsch of Chillicothe. Hirsch had stepped down as Ohio Farm Bureau president and trustee and was elected to Nationwide’s board of directors.
Videkovich and his wife, Kim, farm with her parents raising corn, soybeans, wheat, forage crops and beef cattle. A 13-year Pickaway County Farm Bureau member, he has served as its president and vice president, on its public policy committee and as a board member. He also has served on Ohio Farm Bureau’s public policy and code committees, 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 his wife have three children.
Videkovich’s election took place during the 98th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Columbus. The 26-member Ohio Farm Bureau board governs 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. The organization helps its members engage in policy and communications activities to improve their communities and provides a wide range of member benefits. To learn more, visit ofbf.org.
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