Erik Scott of Georgetown has been named Ohio’s Outstanding Young Farmer by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).
The contest is designed to help young farmers strengthen their business skills, develop marketing opportunities and receive recognition for their accomplishments. Contestants are judged on the growth of their farm businesses and involvement in Farm Bureau and their community.
Scott, 27, wins 250 hours free use of a Kubota M–series tractor provided by Kubota, $1,000 in Grainger merchandise sponsored by Farm Credit Services and an expense paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Nashville where he will represent Ohio in the national competition.
Scott farms with his family, growing corn, soybeans, tobacco, hay and pasture. They also raise beef cattle and operate a farm market that sells all natural beef. He is a graduate of Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute. He is a member of the Brown County Farm Bureau and has been active in the state Young Agricultural Professionals program. He served on American Farm Bureau’s tobacco commodity advisory committee and is a member of the board of directors for the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show.
Jeff and Beth Roehm of Hillsboro were also finalists in the statewide contest.
The Outstanding Young Farmer contest is a part of the Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals program. Participants are ages 18 to 35, singles and married, who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. More information about the Young Ag Professionals program is available at ofbf.org <http://ofbf.org