COLUMBUS — Frank Burkett III of Massillon was re-elected president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation in December during the organization’s 99th annual meeting. This will be his second full term as president, the highest elected office in Ohio’s largest general farm organization. He was re-elected by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s board of trustees and confirmed by the annual meeting delegates.
Previously, Burkett was Ohio Farm Bureau’s first vice president and treasurer. He has been a member of the state board since 2007 as District 9 trustee representing members from Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage and Stark counties.
Burkett is a long-time member of the Stark County Farm Bureau where he was a trustee, policy development chairman and farm tour chairman. He is a past board member for the Ohio Dairy Producers Association and is a member of Rivertree Christian Church. He has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Ohio State University with a major in agricultural systems management and a minor in agricultural economics.
Burkett, in partnership with three uncles, co-owns and manages Clardale Farms, Inc., a dairy and crop farm.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen the state’s communities. The organization helps its members engage in policy and communications activities to improve their communities and provides a wide range of member benefits. To learn more, visit ofbf.org.