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OAMP elects officers

Jim Tucker of Marshallville Packing in Marshallville will serve as the president of the Ohio Association of Meat Processors (OAMP) for the upcoming year. Tucker was elected to continue his term of the office at the OAMP Convention in Columbus on March 20 and 21, 2015. Other officers for the upcoming year include: Levi King [...]

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UPI hires new manager at Gallipolis

United Producers Inc. (UPI) announced that Ryan Vaughn is joining the team at its Gallipolis facility as manager effective March 23. In this role Vaughn will be responsible for developing relationships with livestock producers in the area, managing the day-to-day operation of the facility and providing leadership to the UPI Irvington team. Vaughn is a native of the [...]

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Gene Isler passed away

Dr. Gene Isler, 74, of Delaware, died Tuesday, March 10, while vacationing in Costa Rica. Isler was a professor of Animal Science at The Ohio State University for 23 years, owner of Lean Value Sires, and a judge for many hog shows around the United States. He was inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of [...]

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Twenty graduate from Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s LAUNCH Program

Twenty Ohio agribusiness leaders are being recognized as the latest graduates of Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s LAUNCH program. Participants were selected by their companies to undergo the robust executive leadership development program, which was created in partnership with Wilt Public Relations to help OABA member companies fill the looming void of leadership talent. More than 50 [...]

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Gates named the 2015 Ohio Certified Crop Advisor of the Year

Chuck Gates, a Seed Consultants area seedsman, was named the 2015 Ohio Certified Crop Advisor of the Year during the 2015 Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in Ada. The Ohio CCA Program is sponsors this state award, which is designed to recognize an individual who is highly motivated, delivers exceptional customer service for farmer clients [...]

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OSIA elects officers and travels to ASI

During the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association Annual Meeting on Dec. 6, 2014, elections were held for 2015 and new officers and members of the Board of Trustees were elected. Officers elected include Shawn Ray, President (Noble County); Mark McCabe, First Vice-President (Marion County); Mike Stitzlein, Second Vice-President (Ashland County); and Daryl Clark, Past President (Guernsey [...]

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Flowers hired as Ohio Farm Bureau organization director

Kristin Flowers has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) organization director for Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties. Flowers, of Custar, will act as liaison between the county Farm Bureaus and OFBF. She will assist the county groups as they develop and implement programs to strengthen their organizations and enhance their ability to [...]

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Ohio Dairy Producers Association elects officers for 2015

The Board of Directors for the Ohio Dairy Producers Association, the member-supported grassroots legislative, research, and producer education organization for Ohio’s dairy farmers, recently elected their 2015 officers. Officers are: • Chair — Joe Miley of West Salem, Ohio • Vice Chair, Producers — Matt Andreas of Sugarcreek, Ohio • Producer Representative — Bill Ramsey of [...]

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Ohio State scientist first woman to receive international agriculture honor

Linda Saif, a scientist in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), has been awarded the 2015 Wolf Prize in Agriculture for her work on viral diseases of critical importance to farm animals, food safety and human health. Saif is the first Ohio State scientist and the first woman to receive [...]

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Gilliland and Seger Join Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association

The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) recently welcomed Ellen Gilliland as project manager and Stacie Seger as communication manager. “I’m very excited to have Ellen and Stacie on our growing team,” said Tadd Nicholson, OCWGA Executive Director. “They both bring a great deal of experience and energy that will benefit our three organizations [...]

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