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Ohio Nominating Committee Election

Candidates running to join the Nominating Committee in Ohio in 2023.

Matt Bell

Zanesville, Ohio

Bell is the sixth generation in his family to farm and they raise 1,500 sows from farrow to finish and farm row crops of corn and beans on 2,800 acres. He currently serves on the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council and previously on a local Advisory Committee. Bell serves on the Board of Directors for both the Ohio Farm Bureau and The United Producers.

Joseph “Evan” Davis

Leesburg, Ohio

Davis is a full-time farmer raising corn, beans and Angus cows on 1,000 owned and 1,500 leased acres. He serves as County President of the Ohio Farm Bureau and as President of the Fairfield Future Farmers of America Alumni. Davis also serves on the Board of the Highland County Fair and on the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council.

Charlie Ellington

Louisville, Ohio

Ellington owns and runs a beef feeding and cropping operation on 300 acres of primarily corn and soybeans and a small amount of hay. He also partners with his family to operate a 150-cow dairy farm. In addition, he serves as a Senior Nutritionist at Heritage Cooperative. Ellington has served on Farm Bureau Committees at both the state and national level and is currently the president of Stark County Farm Bureau. He also is a member of Ohio Soybean, National Cattlemen’s, Ohio Cattlemen’s, and Stark County Cattlemen’s Association. He currently serves on Farm Credit Mid-America’s Nominating Committee and Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council.

Kevin Henry

Zanesfield, Ohio

Henry is a full-time farmer raising corn and soybeans on 730 acres. He also operates two hog finishing contract barns consisting of 1,000-head each. Henry has 22 years of experience working on his family farm, as well as 16 years farming on his own. He serves as director of the Heritage Co-op and on the Board of the Logan County Farm Bureau.

John Hummel

Carroll, Ohio

Hummel is a full-time farmer and co-manager of his family farm raising corn and soybeans on 3,400 acres for the past 15 years. He has an associates degree in Business and in 2022 was awarded Outstanding Young Farmer by the Ohio Farm Bureau. Hummel is married and has two young sons. He serves on the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council. Hummel serves as President of the Franklin County Farm Bureau, formerly serving as Trustee. He served as Treasurer of David Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Cathy Lennartz

Ft. Recovery, Ohio

Lennartz and her husband own 368 and lease 135 acres. They own and operate a 1,600-head hog finishing operation along with growing corn and soybeans. Lennartz is the bookkeeper for TCL Farms and works for J. Cheeseman Wellness Center as a receptionist and bookkeeper. She has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee and is a member of the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council. She is a Member of Mercer County Farm Bureau and previously served as the Treasurer of the Mercer County Pork Producers. She is a member of St. Peter’s Church where she has served as a youth advisor, lector, choir member and member of the parish council. Lennartz is a Ft. Recovery FFA Alumni.

Lisa Peterson

Sabina, Ohio

Peterson is a partner in Peterson Farms with her family on 3,000 acres where they raise corn, soybeans, and wheat. Additionally, Peterson owns and operates an online store, Grassy Branch Farm. She is a member of the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board, Fayette County Farm Bureau, Fayette County Republican Women’s Club, and Treasurer of Peterson for Good Government Campaign Committee. Peterson has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee and Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council.

Sean Rittinger

Stoutsville, Ohio

Rittinger is a fourth-generation row crop farmer raising corn and soybeans on 692 owned and 213 leased acres. He is the owner of Stoutsville Seed Shed and a member of the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association and Alpha Gamma Sigma Foundation Board. He serves as a Deacon at Mount Carmel United Church of Christ and formerly served on his local Farm Credit Advisory Committee. He is the President of Pickaway County Farmers Club and a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks #77, and FAM #23.

Mike Videkovich

Ashville, Ohio

Videkovich is a full-time farmer raising grain, beef cattle and forage crops on 700 acres owned and 400 acres leased. He is co-owner of County Line Meats with his wife, Kim, and two other farming operations. Videkovich serves on the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council, as a State Trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau, on the Sales Committee for the Pickaway County Fair, and as a coach for Teays Valley Youth Soccer Association and Teays Valley Youth Wrestling Association. He also served as the Call Committee Chair at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Nancy Wuebker

St. Henry, Ohio

Wuebker is actively involved on the family farm along with her husband, John, where they own and lease 647 acres, raising corn, beans, wheat and hay and have a 160-head robotic dairy cow operation. She previously served as the Treasurer for the Mercer County Pork Producers. She is a member of Ohio Farm Bureau and Saint Aloysius Catholic Church where she is currently a Eucharistic Minister and past parish council member. Wuebker has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee and Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council.