Katherine Harrison, District 11

Katherine Harrison of Canal Winchester was re-elected District 11 trustee of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. This is her fifth, three-year term. As a trustee, she will help govern the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and represent members from Delaware, Franklin, Madison and Union counties. Her election took place during the 105th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization.

Harrison is the owner of Harrison Farm, where she raises sheep, goats and chickens and also provides agritourism opportunities for visitors from the metropolitan area, offers educational internships for students, and serves as a farm incubator for young agriculturalists. She is the founder of the Fearless Female Farmer non-profit, and hosts the Fearless Female Farmer podcast. 

A 19-year member of the Franklin County Farm Bureau, Harrison has been a past president and is active in its public policy work. She is a graduate of Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER leadership development program, was a McCloy Fellow through the American Council on Germany, and completed the National Institute of Animal Agriculture’s Advanced Training for Animal Agriculture Leaders. Harrison received a bachelor’s degree in history and world religions from the University of Richmond.

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. Harrison is available for download.

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