Chris Weaver

Chris Weaver of Lyons has been re-elected treasurer of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He holds the third highest elected office in the state’s largest and most influential farm and food organization. His election took place during Ohio Farm Bureau’s 105th annual meeting, Dec. 7-8 in Columbus.

Weaver, who has been a member of OFBF’s board of trustees for 10 years, will remain the representative for District 1, serving members in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties.

Weaver farms with his wife, Katie, and parents, Leon and Nancy. They operate a dairy and raise corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. Their farm also operates a methane digester.

Weaver is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and received a degree in managerial and agricultural economics. He is a 24-year member of Williams County Farm Bureau and has served as its president and on several committees including membership, and food and animal issues. Weaver also served on the board of the Ohio Dairy Producers Association and as a member of Ohio Department of Agriculture’s CAFF Advisory Committee. He and his wife have four children, Hannah, Noelle, Aaron and Leah.

The mission of Ohio Farm Bureau is to work together for Ohio farmers and to advance agriculture and strengthen communities. Visit ohiofarmbureau.org to learn more.

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. Weaver is available to accompany this story.

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