Roy Norman, Senior Organization Director for Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams Counties

Roy D. Norman of Wauseon has been named senior organization director and policy specialist for Ohio Farm Bureau, serving members in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties. Norman’s promotion is part of a new pilot project developed in 12 northwest Ohio county Farm Bureaus to test an alternative field staff structure.

In addition to his role as senior organization director, he also will focus on providing members opportunities to work with policymakers and community leaders to advance Ohio agriculture and create a favorable business environment.

Norman is currently in his 32nd year with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He grew up on a small grain, hay and livestock farm near Norwalk, Ohio and still operates that farm today.

He has been a 4-H advisor for 32 years, currently serves as secretary/treasurer for the Pettisville Business Association and serves on the OSU Extension Advisory Committee. Norman has been a Fulton County Farm Bureau member for over three decades and also is a member of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, a lifetime member of the Ohio State University Alumni Association and a Pettisville FFA alumnus.

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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. Norman is available for download.

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