Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has hired Piketon native Amy Milam as director of legal education.

In her new position, Milam will provide legal education and information on agricultural issues to Ohio Farm Bureau members, monitor legal cases important to agriculture and review proposed legislation at the state and federal levels.

Before coming to Ohio Farm Bureau, she was an associate attorney at a law firm where she practiced real estate law.

Milam received her juris doctor degree from Capital University Law School in 2007 and bachelor’s degree from Ohio University where she studied communications.

Milam grew up on an 85-acre family farm in Piketon in Pike County where her father grew and sold hay. She and her husband, David Schutte, live in Columbus.

"Amy’s extensive work in real estate law will be of great value for our farmers as they deal with increasingly complex property issues," said Adam Sharp, OFBF’s vice president of public policy. "She will be an asset to our members who need the most up-to-date information on legal issues to effectively run their operations and continue to provide our food, fuel and fiber."

Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers. To learn more, visit ofbf.org