SBE At-Large: Joseph L. Farmer

Joseph L. Farmer, Member At-Large

Joseph L. Farmer is a Performance Leader for Delta Air Lines, Inc. in Columbus. He has worked at the Field Ticket Office, in the ground operation, and the Air Cargo Department in the Columbus Station during the past 43 years.

Farmer served on the Liberty Union-Thurston Local School Board of Education from 1992 to 2011. During his five terms he held the positions of member, vice president and president, and served on the athletic council and the Personnel, Finance, Labor/Management Committees. He also served on school and community groups, such as the Strategic Planning and Wellness Committees.

Drafted into the United States Army in 1969, he served with the 1st Infantry Division, 199th Light Infantry Brigade and the USARV in the Republic of Vietnam from October 1969 to October 1970. During this time he received the National Defense Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Air Medal with two clusters. Honorably discharged in 1971, he is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3761 in Baltimore, Ohio.

Farmer was a member of the Ohio School Boards Association in the late 1990s. In 1998 he was named as a member to the All-Region and All-Ohio School Boards. Farmer and his wife Jane have been married for 42 years and live in Baltimore. They have two sons and four grandchildren. As an active member of Baltimore Christ United Methodist Church, he currently serves as Chairman of the Administrative Council and leads an Adult Sunday School Class.

Farmer was appointed an At-Large member of the State Board of Education by Governor John Kasich in 2011. His term expires on Dec. 31, 2014.

Joseph L. Farmer, Member At-Large 1755 W. Market Street Baltimore, OH 43105 Phone: (740) 862-8649 E-mail: Joe.Farmer@ode.state.oh.us