She will represent members from Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties and help govern Ohio’s largest general farm and food organization.
She was elected by delegates from District 3 in a special election to fill the term of longtime Farm Bureau leader Al DiVencenzo, who died unexpectedly in July. Flynn will serve the remaining two years of his term.
Flynn and her husband, Eric, have a cow-calf operation, raising freezer beef, show calves and breeding stock. She is an account specialist with Farm Credit Mid-America. Eric also farms with Adele’s father and uncles. The Flynns are parents of three children.
She will step down as president of the Lorain County Farm Bureau to serve on the state board. Flynn has been a county board member since 2010 and served as a state annual meeting delegate. She currently is on Ohio Farm Bureau’s policy development committee and previously served on the state code committee.
Beyond her Farm Bureau involvement, Flynn serves on the Lorain County Ag Advisory Board and is a member of the Lorain County Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and American Chianina Association. She is a 4-H volunteer and is on the Lorain County Community College Wellington Center advisory committee. She has been honored by the American Red Cross Lorain County chapter.
The mission of Ohio Farm Bureau is to work together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen communities.