Coshocton Co. farmer named OSU trustee

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COLUMBUS —Ohio Gov. John Kasich has named Brent R. Porteus, of Coshocton County, to serve a nine-year term on The Ohio State University board of trustees.

Porteus is a managing partner of the family-owned farm and business, Blair Porteus and Sons.
Porteus served as president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation from 2008-2011 and prior to that, held many leadership roles within the organization. He also represented the Farm Bureau on trade missions to Cuba and Hong Kong.

Since 2011, he has served as a board member of Nationwide Insurance.
Porteus has held leadership positions with the Ohio Corn Growers Association, Ohio Corn Marketing Program and the National Corn Growers Association. He earned his bachelor’s in agricultural economics from The Ohio State University in 1978.

Student appointed

Ohio State University ag college student Stacie Seger has also been appointed as the undergraduate student member of the board of trustees for a two-year term.

Seger is a junior from Fort Loramie, where her family operates a swine and grain farm.
She is pursuing a degree in agricultural communication with minors in international studies and agribusiness.

Seger has been involved in student government as well as advancement activities for the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She has studied abroad in Brazil, Ireland and Ecuador.

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