Buckeye People

New partnership expands OABA representation at the Statehouse

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association (OABA) has retained Belinda Jones of Capitol Consulting Group, Inc. (CCG) for government relations work in Ohio. The partnership with Jones will allow OABA to have a full-time presence at the state capitol. “As the state trade association for Ohio agribusinesses, OABA works every day to educate and engage public officials [...]

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2016 Ohio State Fair Outstanding Market Exhibitors

Photos by Meghan Bruns.   The winners by age in the Beef Outstanding Market Exhibitor competition were: (9) Carly Sanders, Fayette Co. and Garret Agle, Clark Co.; (10) Sydney Sanders, Fayette Co. and Drew Waymouth, Clark Co.; (11) Brice Phelps, Union Co.; (12) Paige Pence, Clark Co.; (13) Alex Linder, Huron Co.; (14) Allison Davis, [...]

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Ohio Soybean Association names Pat Tiberi Legislator Of The Year

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) has announced that Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) has been named one of two Legislators of the Year in recognition of his tireless work on Trade Promotion Authority. “TPA is a priority for OSA and Ohio soybean farmers,” said Adam Graham, OSA president and soybean farmer from Logan County. “We thank [...]

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Reveal joins AgriGold

AgriGold is excited to welcome Mike Reveal as our newest Field Advisor. Reveal currently resides in Hillsboro with his two children and his wife. He comes to AgriGold with several years of agricultural experience.  Previously, he owned a feed, farm, and garden store for 13 years. He also brings experience to AgriGold as a current [...]

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Irvin joins OFBF staff

Jack Irvin has been named senior director, state and national policy for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will be responsible for managing the organization’s legislative and regulatory team and will represent the interests of Farm Bureau members with Congress, the General Assembly and with federal and state regulatory agencies. Most recently, Irvin served as director [...]

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Linder elected to serve National Corn Board

John Linder of Edison, Ohio was elected to serve on the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) board for a three-year term during Corn Congress. Linder is a 5th generation grain farmer with years of experience working on behalf of corn and agriculture. “I am honored to serve this industry that is so important to my [...]

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Beck and Fisher recognized for generosity and service

Congratulations to Sonny Beck and Jack Fisher, who recently received awards at the 2016 National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association’s (NAADA) Annual Conference. At an awards banquet held in Asheville, N. C., approximately 250 people saw both donors recognized for their continual support of The Ohio State University and of the College of Food, Agricultural, [...]

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Nathan Louiso joins Axis Seeds and creates Axis Ohio

Axis Ohio is representing Axis Seed as an Independent Regional Company for all counties in Ohio. According to owner Nathan Louiso, his company will sell corn and soybeans with the most advanced and selected genetics available. This will be the first crop year for Louiso in selling Axis Seed. He is the 19th seed company [...]

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AgCredit announces 2016 election results

Three farmers have been elected to serve on the board of directors for one of northern Ohio’s largest lenders to farmers, agribusiness and rural home owners. Dusty Sonnenberg of Hamler, Jerry Layman from Kenton and Deborah Johlin-Bach who resides near Elmore, have been elected to serve three-year terms on AgCredit’s board of directors. Sonnenberg will [...]

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Stammen joins Farm Bureau staff

 Kelli Milligan Stammen of Grove City has been named director of publications for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. She will write and coordinate content for the organization’s two publications, Our Ohio and Buckeye Farm News, as well as Buckeye Farm e-newsletter and the ofbf.org website. Previously Milligan Stammen worked for Ohio Farm Bureau as a freelance contributing editor. She [...]

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