The 92nd annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) will take place Dec. 1 – 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Battelle Grand in Columbus. 341 delegates representing all Ohio counties will establish the organization’s policies and elect state leaders. Farm Bureau is Ohio’s largest farm organization and represents its members’ interests on economic, environmental, social and political issues.
Delegates are expected to establish policies on balancing the state budget, farm animal care, pollution abatement, education and other subjects important to all Ohioans.
Officers for 2011 will be elected during the meeting as well as nine members of the state board of trustees.
Guest speakers include Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, Ohio Director of Agriculture Robert Boggs and American Farm Bureau national policy expert Mary Kay Thatcher. OFBF President Brent Porteus and OFBF Executive Vice President John C. (Jack) Fisher will address the members and Nationwide CEO Steve Rasmussen will offer remarks. Additional sessions will focus on health care reform and agriculture in social media.
Individual members and county Farm Bureaus will be recognized for outstanding accomplishments.
Approximately 750 members and guests are expected to attend. For news updates during the meeting, visit facebook.com/OhioFarmBureau, twitter.com/OhioFarmBureau or go to ofbf.org.