2020 Foundation board

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation appoints officers, new board member

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently added one new board member and elected officers of the 2020 board, which oversees the charitable, nonprofit organization.

New to the board is Stephen White, vice president, external affairs, strategic initiatives, and business development for COSI. He replaces outgoing board member Angela Cauley, CEO and co-founder of Coalescence.

The board also elected officers of the 15-member board. Ohio Farm Bureau Trustee Wade Smith was named president; Mike Townsley, chairman, Bob Evans Farms/Post Refrigerated Retail, was elected first vice president; Ohio Farm Bureau Trustee Lane Osswald was elected second vice president, and Ohio Farm Bureau Treasurer Cy Prettyman was named the foundation’s treasurer.

Founded in 1985, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charitable, nonprofit organization. The foundation funds programming in four priority areas: cultivating an interest in agriculture, investing in tomorrow’s leaders, driving economic growth and promoting environmental stewardship and conservation.

To learn more or to apply for a scholarship or grant, visit ofbf.org/foundation.


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 the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Board is available to accompany this story.

Pictured left to right are (front row) Annalies Corbin, president and CEO of the PAST Foundation; Jane Scott, president and CEO of the Columbus Metropolitan Club; Smith; Cauley (back row) Luke Houghton, director of development, Ohio Farm Bureau; Mike Bailey, vice president, strategic partnerships, Ohio Farm Bureau; Prettyman; Tara Durbin, senior vice president of financial services, Farm Credit Mid-America; Doug Miller, vice president of statewide services for Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc.; Dan Durheim, associate vice president, Nationwide sponsor relations; Osswald; Bobby Moser, retired dean of Ohio State University’s CFAES; Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau; Jennifer Roundtree, program specialist, Ohio Farm Bureau. Not pictured are board members White, Townsley and Rose Vargo-McFarland, attorney at Steely Law Office.