We’re proud to welcome Fairfield County’s own Adam Sharp to the 2018 Legacy Dinner & Auction. During the evening Adam will share insight into what it’s meant to him to have grown up participating as a local 4-H member. He’ll expand on what it means when he says, “We learn through 4-H how groups can properly organize, operate and are governed, we elect our leaders, we learn to compete respectfully and how to volunteer and help others. All of these skills are needed now more than ever in society and 4-H provides them.”
Today Adam Sharp serves as the Executive Vice President of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Inc. As executive vice president, Sharp serves as the chief executive of the statewide organization and leads efforts to advance its mission of working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.
Sharp has over 20 years of experience developing and implementing farm policy at the state and national levels and has held several key positions at Ohio Farm Bureau since 2004. Most recently, he served as vice president of public policy, in which he oversaw state and federal government relations; legislative and regulatory affairs; legal, animal and food issues; grassroots policy development and the organization’s Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee (AGGPAC).
Prior to joining Ohio Farm Bureau, Sharp held various policy and government relations roles with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the American Farm Bureau Federation. He also served as a teaching assistant for The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and as a radio producer for Agri-Broadcasting Network (ABN). Sharp graduated from Ohio State University where he majored in agricultural communications with a minor in international economic and social development. He is a strong supporter of FFA, 4-H and The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Sharp grew up working on his family’s farm in southern Fairfield County, which he now owns and operates with his brothers. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children and reside in Amanda.
Learn more about Adam’s beliefs regarding family farms and the future of agriculture in this brief video:
Make plans now to join us for the 2018 Fairfield County 4-H Legacy Dinner & Auction on June 14 at the Miller Farm near Pleasantville. Find ticket information linked here.