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Michael Boyert of Seville was re-elected Northeast regional trustee for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. His re-election took place during the organization’s 103rd annual meeting. He will represent the interests of members in 20 northeast Ohio counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Harrison, Huron, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne.
Boyert has been involved with Farm Bureau for 41 years and has served in every board position for Medina County Farm Bureau. He also has been on Ohio Farm Bureau’s policy development committee and code of regulations committee.
He has a row crop and cattle operation as well as a greenhouse and nursery that he operates with his family. He and his wife, Patti, were Ohio Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farm Couple and honored as Friends of Medina County 4-H. They conduct numerous farm tours for schools and the public, hosting up to 10,000 visitors per year.
Boyert was recently nominated to the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Board. He also serves on the Farm Credit Mid-America Advisory Committee and previously was on the Medina County OSU Extension Advisory Committee and Soil and Water Conservation District Advisory Committee. He is a member of AmericanHort and is an Ohio State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. The Boyerts attend St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and have six children.
Boyert joins 25 other farmers on the Farm Bureau board who govern the state’s largest farm and food organization. Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ohiofarmbureau.org.
This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Ty Higgins, 614-246-8231 or [email protected].
Editors: A high-resolution photo of Mr. Boyert is available for download.
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