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COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Kirsten Ameling of Pemberville has been named member service specialist for Ohio Farm Bureau.
In this newly established position in northwest Ohio, Ameling will be engaging members at an individualized level by connecting the organization to the member based on their needs. She also will build relationships with local agribusinesses, county-endorsed Select Partners, local Nationwide-appointed agents and benefit providers.
Ameling earned her bachelor’s degree in agriculture communications from Ohio State University and began her career at Luckey Farmers, Inc., as the marketing and communications specialist. She is also the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market manager. Prior to accepting her new role at Farm Bureau, she served as Sandusky County Farm Bureau president.
Growing up in a farming family in Pemberville, Ameling was active in 4-H and FFA during her youth and has judged livestock competitions throughout the country. She is currently the co-coach of the Wood County Livestock Judging Team.
Ohio Farm Bureau is the state’s largest and most influential farm and food organization. Its mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ohiofarmbureau.org.
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