Buckeye People

Logan appointed to U.S. EPA committee

Ohio Farmers Union President Joe Logan has been appointed to a national committee that provides advice on environmental, agricultural and rural development issues to the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Logan will serve on the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee. According to a letter sent Logan by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the [...]

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UPI hires new underwriter

United Producers Inc. (UPI) announced today that Kelly Guthrie has been hired as an Agriculture Underwriter. In this role, Guthrie will provide support to the lending activities of United Producers Credit Services, including underwriting, analytical, and loan monitoring activities. Guthrie is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University, where she earned a degree in [...]

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Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals program winners selected

Kelly and Michelle Abfall of Albany have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2014 Outstanding Young Farmer Award. The contest is designed to help young farmers strengthen their business skills, develop marketing opportunities and receive recognition for their accomplishments. Contestants are judged on the growth of their farm businesses and involvement in [...]

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OFBF hires Milam as director of legal education

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has hired Amy Milam as director of legal education. In her new position, Milam will provide legal education and information on agricultural issues to Ohio Farm Bureau members, monitor legal cases important to agriculture and review proposed legislation at the state and federal levels. Milam received her juris doctor degree [...]

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12 receive Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation scholarships

Twelve young Ohioans have been named recipients of $1,500 college scholarships from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation. Supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the Foundation annually recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, engagement in their communities and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research. Scholarship winners for [...]

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OSU scientist recognized for work with poultry

Ohio State University’s Sandra Velleman helps turkeys and the industry around them get stronger. A scientist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), Velleman studies the genetic and cellular mechanisms governing how turkey muscles grow and develop — key to improving the birds’ growth rate, keeping them lean and raising them efficiently [...]

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Boysel named supervisor of Select Sires’ Kellgren and Hecker Centers

Select Sires is excited to announce that Joel Boysel is the new supervisor of the Kellgren and Hecker Centers at their Plain City, Ohio facility. He is filling the position after the retirement of Barry Slack who worked at Select Sires for more than 40 years. In this role, Boysel will provide leadership and manage [...]

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Jessica Swihart joins Ohio Farm Bureau’s field staff

Jessica Swihart has joined Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s field staff to help support county Farm Bureaus in their operations. Swihart, who was hired in anticipation of future staffing needs, will be training under Darren Frank, organization director of Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties. Swihart’s duties will be helping leaders strengthen county Farm [...]

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Ohio Agricultural Council announces 49th class of Hall of Fame inductees

Four Ohioans who have committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio’s farm community will be honored Friday, August 1, 2014, by the Ohio Agricultural Council (OAC), when they are inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame. The Ohio Agricultural Council will induct Bernard Heisner of Hilliard, Don Ralph of Morral, [...]

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Condolences for the McNutt family

We were sad to hear that former OCJ contributor William “Bill” McNutt, of Worthington, Ohio, age 88, passed away March 12, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lorraine; and children, Carol (Carl) Krohn, Donald (Heather) McNutt, Laurel (Duane) Allyn; six siblings and one deceased brother. There are seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. [...]

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