Greg and Theresa Corcoran of Chillicothe, Ohio, have been appointed to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee for the 2019-21 term, beginning in March.
“Dedicated Farm Bureau leaders, such as those selected to serve on national committees, remain the foundation of our grassroots organization,” says AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “We commend them for their willingness to serve and build greater understanding between modern farmers and consumers.”
As Ross County Farm Bureau members, both Corcorans have been very involved in local activities, with Greg serving on the board of trustees. They also have participated in local and statewide Young Agricultural Professionals activities, which are geared toward Farm Bureau members ages 18 to 35. They are part owners of Corcoran Farms, a multigenerational farm in Pike, Ross and Scioto counties. The farm produces corn, soybeans, popcorn, wheat and hay, and it includes a Certified Angus feedlot with its own cow-calf operation. In addition, Theresa works as a physical therapist at a skilled nursing facility.
Sixteen positions representing all regions of the U.S. make up the YF&R Committee. An individual or couple may hold each committee appointment. Committee members are responsible for program planning, which includes the coordination of YF&R competitive events during American Farm Bureau’s annual convention each January; and the Harvest for All program, which is a national hunger relief initiative.
The Corcorans were nominated by Ohio Farm Bureau, whose mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.
Learn more about the organization and its Young Ag Professionals program at ofbf.org.