COLUMBUS — Michael (Mike) Poling of Delphos has been re-elected to the board of trustees for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. This is his second three-year term. Poling will represent Farm Bureau members in Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties.
Poling and his wife, Bernie, farm along with his father, Larry. They raise corn, soybeans and hay and have a cow-calf operation. Poling is also the owner of an ag consulting business and is a district sales manager for Stine Seed.
Poling is a graduate of Owens Technical School. He is a 37-year member of the Van Wert County Farm Bureau and has served as its president and on various committees including membership and public policy. Poling is a Van Wert County fair board director, member of the National Federation of Independent Business and attends Jennings Road Church of Christ. The Polings have a daughter.
Poling’s election took place during the 98th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Columbus. He and 25 other farmers will help govern the state’s largest and most influential farm and food organization.