Steve Berk

Steve Berk of Brookville was elected southwest regional trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation during the organization’s 104th annual meeting Dec. 8-9 in Columbus. He will represent the interests of members in 20 southwest Ohio counties. 

Berk, along with his wife, Cynthia, breed high-end replacement heifers for the Angus industry and manage a cow-calf operation of 15 brood cows. He also is the manager of Dull Homestead Farms in Brookville.

A member of Montgomery County Farm Bureau for more than four years, he has served as its president, as well as on the Ohio Farm Bureau policy development committee.

Berk is a graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in agriculture and previously served 33 years with the USDA Farm Service Agency. Today, he enjoys working with the youth of 4-H and FFA and hopes to engage the next generation of Ohio Farm Bureau leadership in his new role.

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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. Berk is available to accompany this story.


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