CFAES Young Professional Award
Leah Curtis currently works for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation as the policy counsel and senior director of member engagement. She manages a team of three membership engagement professionals and providing legal guidance to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation policy department. Recently her work was presented before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Curtis is a strong advocate for the interests of Ohio’s farmers and landowners. She serves on the Ohio Department of Taxation’s Agricultural Advisory committee. She has a podcast “Legal with Leah” that is the highest click-thru rate in the Ohio Farm Bureau’s electronic newsletter. An episode of her podcast has also received the “Best Audio News Story”. Curtis was selected to take part in the 2014-2015 Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy. She was also appointed to the Bar Association’s membership task force and to the Women in the Profession Section Council. Leah currently serves as the vice-chair of the Bar Association’s agricultural law committee.
Leah is a great supporter of CFAES and its students, where she regularly comes to Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow meetings and has been an influence in the AGRCOMM 2367 course. She is known or her service and dedication to help others, which is seen throughout organizations such as the Southeastern Ohio Legal services and Ohio FFA Association.