Gallia County Delegates Attend OFBF Annual Meeting in Columbus

Members of the Gallia County Farm Bureau were among the nearly 340 delegates who participated in the 98th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau held in Columbus Nov. 30 – Dec. 2.

Gallia County’s delegates were (left to right, top to bottom) Angela Owens, Clark Walker, Karin Bright, State Trustee, Jake Bodimer, County President, Paul Shoemaker, and Kim Harless, Organization Director.

The delegates established the organization’s policy on protecting members’ rights as parties to oil and gas leases, funding for Ohio’s roads and bridges and voluntary tracking of best farm management practices that improve the quality of Ohio’s waters. Delegates also discussed the huge property tax increases farmers are experiencing and efforts to obtain legislative relief.