Kirsten Ameling

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


Editors: A high-resolution photo of Ms. Ameling is available for download. Questions should be directed to Ty Higgins, 614-246-8231 or [email protected].

Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.
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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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