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Organization Director Profile: Steven Berk

Steven Berk is organization director for Delaware, Franklin, Madison and Union counties. In this role, he is a liaison between the county Farm Bureaus and Ohio Farm Bureau. He assists county groups as they develop and implement programs to strengthen their organizations, serve members and affect positive change in their communities.

Berk received his undergraduate degree in cell biology from Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pa. and his master’s degree in public health from  George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

What is something you can point to that has been accomplished thanks to the joint efforts of farmers and community members in your area?

Delaware County Farm Bureau has done an outstanding job in bringing attention to food insecurity in Delaware County. Through our annual Benefit in the Barn program we are able to increase awareness and help raise money for local food initiatives in the county.

What is your favorite Farm Bureau member benefit?

Nationwide Pet Insurance

Tell us about one big project one of your counties has planned or has recently conducted.

This year marked the 6th Annual Breakfast on the Farm, a joint partnership between Madison and Franklin County Farm Bureaus. The event is a premier example of engaging with consumers and their families about food production. The event started out with a little over 350 guests and has grown to over 2,000 guests.

 

Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.