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Kelsey Turner of Bellevue has been named director of leadership & business development for Ohio Farm Bureau, as part of the organization’s Strategic Partnerships department. In her new role, she will continue to provide leadership to Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals programming, but will also support alternative revenue generation efforts for the organization.
Turner was most recently Ohio Farm Bureau’s leadership development program specialist. She received her bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and applied economics from The Ohio State University and her MBA in entrepreneurship from Ashland University.
She is a native of Seneca County where her family’s grain and maple syrup operation, Sugarwood Family Farms, is located. She and her husband, Evan, are members of the Seneca County Farm Bureau, own a small market sheep operation, are active participants in Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals program and are both volunteers for the Spirit of ’76 4-H club.
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 Ms. Turner is available for download.
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