Nathan Brown of Hillsboro has been re-elected District 20 Trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will help govern the state’s largest and most inclusive farm and food organization and represent Farm Bureau members from Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland counties.

Brown is a first-generation farmer. He and his wife, Jennifer, grow corn and soybeans and operate a cow/calf herd. They are the parents of three young children.

Brown is a member of Highland County Farm Bureau and has served as its president. He also was on Farm Bureau’s state Young Ag Professionals committee and was its chairman and served on the state policy development committee. Brown was OFBF’s Outstanding Young Farmer award recipient in 2013.

He is a township trustee and is a member of Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers, Ohio Soybean Association, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio No-Till Council and Ohio Township Trustees Association. The Browns attend church at Good News Gathering.

Brown’s election took place during the 101st annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau held Dec. 4-5 in Columbus. 

Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ofbf.org.

This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Ty Higgins, 614-246-8231. 

Editors: High-resolution photos of Mr. Brown is available to accompany this story.

I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.
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Bethany Starlin

Hocking County Farm Bureau

Available scholarships
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
Mandy Way's avatar
Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Advocacy
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