THURMAN — Briggs Shoemaker of Thurman has been named Ohio Farm Bureau’s organization director for Athens-Meigs, Gallia and Lawrence counties. He will work along with Farm Bureau members to carry out their policy priorities and service to their communities.
Shoemaker is a recent graduate of Ohio State University where he obtained a degree in agribusiness and applied economics. He also graduated from Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute.
He is a native of Gallia County, where he was active in FFA and 4-H. His family’s farm operation includes hay production and show hogs. He has worked on various commercial farms, was an intern with OSU Extension and a resident advisor while at OSU. Shoemaker attends Rodney Church of Light.