Dennis Vennekotter represents Ohio corn growers in District 4, which includes Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties.
Vennekotter farms with his father and three sons in Continental, Ohio (Putnam County), and grows corn, wheat and soybeans. Vennekotter also finishes hogs at his farm operation.
Vennekotter is currently the past chair of the Ohio Corn Marketing Program. He is active with the National Corn Growers Association, where he has been an expert on several action teams representing farmers’ interests. Vennekotter has also hosted several international trade delegations at his family’s Centennial Farm and served nine years on his local soil and water board.
Vennekotter is also active in his community as a member of St. John’s the Baptist Catholic Church.