Frank Burkett III of Massillon has been re-elected president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, which is the highest elected office in Ohio’s largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. He was re-elected by OFBF’s board of trustees and confirmed by the delegates during the group’s 101st annual meeting held Dec. 4-5 in Columbus.

He has been on the state board since 2007 as District 9 trustee representing members from Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage and Stark counties.

During his speech to the delegates, Burkett recapped the Centennial year of the organization. He shared with his fellow members how Ohio Farm Bureau will embrace a new century by forming a new committee to find ways to better serve members and strengthen the organization for the next 100 years.

Burkett is a long-time member of the Stark County Farm Bureau where he was a trustee, policy development chairman and farm tour chairman. He is a past board member for Ohio Dairy Producers Association and is a member of Rivertree Christian Church. He has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Ohio State University with a major in agricultural systems management and a minor in agricultural economics.

Burkett, in partnership with three uncles, co-owns and manages Clardale Farms, Inc., a dairy and crop farm. He also co-owns Hills Supply in Canal Fulton, servicing over 850 customers in the dairy industry.

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: A high-resolution photo of Mr. Burkett is available to accompany this story.

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