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Unverferth’s Dan Fanger named NAMA Marketer of the Year

Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc. is pleased to announce Dan Fanger, vice president of sales and marketing was honored as the 2016 National Agri-Marketing Association’s (NAMA) Marketer of the Year award at its recent conference in Kansas City. NAMA Marketer of the Year is the most prestigious honor awarded to an active member of the association [...]

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Janine appointed as ATI interim director

Thom Janini has been appointed interim director of The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, beginning Aug. 1. The two-year degree-granting institution of the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State ATI is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the awarding of associate degrees in agriculture and related sciences. Janini is [...]

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Hirsch departs, Burkett now serving as OFBF president

Frank Burkett III of Massillon has been elected the 24th president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). Burkett now holds the highest elected OFBF office. Burkett was elected by OFBF’s board of trustees upon the resignation of Steve Hirsch of Chillicothe, who left the OFBF board to stand for election to the Nationwide board [...]

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Trupointe Cooperative announces retirement of Wallace

Vice President and COO of Trupointe Cooperative, Inc., Gordon Wallace, will retire August 31, 2016 after 42 years in the agricultural industry. Wallace began his career in 1974 with Clark Landmark, as an agronomy salesman, after graduation from The Ohio State University. He went on to be named general manager/CEO in 1985 of the same [...]

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Lee and Orahood named organization directors for Ohio Farm Bureau

  Amanda Orahood of Canfield has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) organization director for Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. As organization director, Orahood 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 [...]

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TFI honors Ohioans

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) honored five American farmers and their fertilizer retail partners last week at the 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, La. These 2016 4R Grower Advocates are dedicated to the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship: using the right nutrient source at the right rate, the right time, and in the right place. These [...]

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Wells promoted to OFBF director of digital communications

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has promoted Callie Wells of Columbus to director of digital communications. Wells, who started at Ohio Farm Bureau in 2012 as a communications specialist, will provide leadership for the organization’s website and social media. Last year, Ohio Farm Bureau launched a new website, ofbf.org, which combines the former Farm Bureau [...]

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Wilmington College names Brandi Montgomery Agriculture Student Recruiter

When Brandi (Fornshell) Montogmery joined Wilmington College’s admission staff in 2014, she was no stranger to WC, as she is an alumnus from the Class of 2013. Her recent appointment as the College’s primary recruiter of agriculture students was, in turn, especially appropriate as she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in agirculture. She [...]

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Caraway wins 2016 Ohio Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Stephen Caraway of West Union is the winner of the 2016 Ohio Farm Bureau Discussion Meet. The final round of the competition was held during Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals Leadership Conference Jan. 29 in Columbus. The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills. Caraway [...]

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Gearhardt joins Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP

Larry R. Gearhardt of Covington has joined Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP (BECE) in an “of counsel” capacity. Gearhardt’s wealth of experience dovetails well with BECE’s focus on providing legal services to the agricultural industry. Most recently, he has been directing Ohio State University’s Income Tax Schools and serving as the resource person on [...]

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