Adele Flynn, District 3

Adele Flynn of Wellington has been elected treasurer of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and now holds the third highest elected office in Ohio’s largest and most influential farm organization.

Flynn was elected by OFBF’s Board of Trustees upon the resignation of Chris Weaver of Lyons, who left the OFBF board to stand for election to the Nationwide Board of Directors. He was elected to the Nationwide Board of Directors April 4.

Weaver served on the organization’s board for 10 years where strengthening partnerships with key groups such as Nationwide was a part of his work. Ohio Farm Bureau founded the Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company in 1926, which later became Nationwide. Today, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau maintain a close relationship and share a focus of providing valued services for farmers and agriculture. Nationwide is the No. 1 insurer of farms in the nation and supports agriculture nationally. Weaver’s election to the Nationwide board demonstrates the company’s continued deep connections to the industry.

Flynn has been a member of Ohio Farm Bureau’s state board since 2018 and will continue to serve as the District 3 trustee representing Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties.

She and her husband, Eric, farm full time. Along with their three children, they have a cow-calf operation, raising freezer beef, show calves and breeding stock. The Flynns also farm approximately 1,100 acres of cash grains with Adele’s family. 

She is a 4-H advisor, serves on the board of directors for Centerra Co-op, the board of trustees for the Ohio Soybean Council, and is a delegate for the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching for the Ohio State University.

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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 Ms. Flynn is available for download.

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