Ohio members serve on AFBF advisory committees

Four Ohio Farm Bureau volunteers and one staff member have been appointed to American Farm Bureau’s Issue Advisory Committees.

Committee members will serve as Farm Bureau’s “brain trust” on breaking policy issues, provide policy development recommendations to state Farm Bureaus and AFBF and participate in advocacy efforts covered by their committees as well as other duties.

OFBF Senior Director of National and State Affairs Jack Irvin will be the state Farm Bureau liaison for the Organic and Direct Marketing committee.

OFBF member appointments are:

  • Ryan Conklin, Environmental Regulations
  • Paul Dorrance, Organic and Direct Marketing
  • Jerry Lahmers, Animal Care
  • Joe Steiner, Farm Policy

Dorrance also is serving as chair of the Organic and Direct Marketing committee. Read his blog about his experience.

Committee members met in Washington, D.C. in February in conjunction with the AFBF Advocacy Conference. They will hold additional meetings via webinar and conference calls throughout the year.