The 2012 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) policy development committee is made up of 22 members. They are charged with collecting, organizing and finalizing public policy recommendations submitted by county Farm Bureaus.
During its first meeting, the committee heard presentations on state government plans for managing nutrients to protect water quality, options for tax policy related to oil and gas resources and proposed national animal welfare legislation.
Committee members include:
Sparky Weilnau of Milan (Chairman)
Steve Hirsch of Chillicothe
Frank Burkett, III of Massillon
Wyatt Bates of Wheelersburg
Daniel Bock of Seville
Don Carpenter of Barnesville
Mark Crosier of Frankfort
Paul Davidson, Jr. of Newark
John Davis of Scio
Kim Davis of Carrollton
The committee’s policy recommendations will be acted upon by voting delegates at the OFBF annual meeting Nov. 28 – 30 in Columbus.