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John Bolte of Tiffin has been elected to his first, three-year term on the board of trustees of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will represent the interests of Farm Bureau members from Hancock, Hardin, Seneca and Wyandot counties. His election took place during OFBF’s 104th annual meeting, Dec. 8-9 in Columbus.
John and his wife, Sarah, operate Bolte Farms, a small grain farm and pumpkin operation, which also includes an 1860s bank barn, Arlington Acres Ohio, that is used as a wedding venue.
Bolte, the head trader for Seneca Trading, LLC, is a graduate of Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER leadership development program and currently serves as a co-chair on the Young Agricultural Professional’s State Committee. He also is serving on the Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s Membership Committee and Grain and Feed Task Force.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ofbf.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. Bolte is available to accompany this story.
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