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OFBF names Michael Bailey vice presidentOFBF names Michael Bailey vice president

The newly created position is part of a realignment around key strategic plan areas.

April 29, 2019

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NEW APPOINTMENT: Michael Bailey was recently named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation vice president.MisterClips/Getty Images

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation recently named Michael Bailey of Marysville vice president of strategic partnerships for Ohio Farm Bureau. In this newly created position, he will develop and manage key relationships and partnerships within the farm and food sector and with businesses, educators, public officials and others. He also will be responsible for the OFBF, OFBF Development Corp., member benefits and services, Young Agricultural Professionals, youth and leadership development programs, and Farm Bureau events.


Michael Bailey

OFBF notes that Bailey has extensive experience in building productive relationships and creating partnerships, as well as attaining shared goals and applying those skills in numerous senior administrative positions within state government. At the Ohio Department of Agriculture, he served as deputy director and executive director of the Livestock Care Standards Board, and senior program manager for the marketing division and executive director of the Office of Farmland Preservation. At the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, he was chief of the Division of Soil and Water Resources; and most recently, chief of the Division of Parks and Watercraft.

Military, farming background

Bailey is also a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and is concluding a period of active duty service at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom while serving in Afghanistan, he is currently a military intelligence officer with more than 17 years of service.

He grew up working on his family’s dairy and grain farm in Union County, which he now owns and farms with his father. Bailey is also a member of the Union County Farm Bureau. He and his wife, Jess, are raising their four children on their third-generation farm, and they worship at Marysville Grace Church.

A graduate of Ohio State University, Bailey received his bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and applied economics, and his master’s degree in agricultural, environmental and developmental economics.

Hiring part of OFBF department realignments

His addition to the OFBF senior leadership team is part of actions by Adam Sharp, executive vice president, to realign staff teams and departments around key strategic plan areas of advocacy, membership, communication, financial strength, strategic partnerships and organizational excellence. The process began shortly after Sharp was named OFBF executive vice president in 2016.

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