Shoemaker is new Farm Bureau organization director

Briggs Shoemaker of Thurman has been named Ohio Farm Bureau’s organization director for Athens-Meigs, Gallia and Lawrence counties. He will work along with Farm Bureau members to carry out their policy priorities and service to their communities.

Shoemaker is a recent graduate of Ohio State University where he obtained a degree in agribusiness and applied economics. He also graduated from Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. He is a native of Gallia County, where he was active in FFA and 4-H. His family’s farm operation includes hay production and show hogs. He has worked on various commercial farms, was an intern with OSU Extension and a resident adviser while at Ohio State. Shoemaker attends Rodney Church of Light.

Ohio Farm Bureau is the state’s largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. Its mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers. 

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