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Jepsen to lead International Society of Agricultural Safety and Health

Dee Jepsen was recently named President of the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH). Jepsen will serve on the Board of Directors for a two-year term through the summer of 2019. ISASH is an organization dedicated to the professional development of agricultural safety and health professionals, providing national and international leadership in preventing [...]

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S.I. Distributing hires new sales manager

S.I. Distributing welcomed Nathan Vandenbroek as the new sales manager. Vandenbroek comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry. Nathan recently graduated from the Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER leadership training program. This program helps class members develop important skills necessary to becoming effective leaders and advocates, including spokesperson and media training, etiquette training, social networking, communications and more. He [...]

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Kasler joins Farm Bureau staff

Ashley Kasler of Athens has been named organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau. She will work with leaders and members of the Athens-Meigs, Gallia and Lawrence County Farm Bureaus as they address issues important to members and their communities. Kasler grew up on a crop and livestock farm in Highland County. She obtained an associate’s [...]

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Perdue announces Farm Service Agency State Committee appointees

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee Appointees. State committees are selected by the Secretary, serve at the pleasure of the Secretary, and are responsible for carrying out FSA’s farm programs within delegated authorities. “The State Committees will help to ensure USDA is providing our [...]

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Ohio leaders taking on national soybean roles

Hancock County soybean farmer John Motter moved into the role of immediate-past Chairman of the United Soybean Board (USB) and Bret Davis of Delaware County was elected to the Governing Committee of the American Soybean Association (ASA). Davis was elected during the December board meeting to the ASA Governing Committee. This committee is responsible for [...]

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Kettler named Indiana Director of Agriculture

Indiana’s Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch recently announced Bruce Kettler — an experienced member of the agriculture community — will serve as the new director of Indiana State Department of Agriculture effective Jan. 8, 2018. Kettler most recently operated as the director of public relations for Beck’s Hybrids, where he also was a field sales manager, [...]

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Dotterer appointed to United Soybean Board

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 19 members and 3 alternate members to serve on the United Soybean Board. The producers from around the country appointed to serve three-year terms included Dave Dotterer from Rittman, Ohio. “I truly appreciate the time and expertise that these individuals have agreed to provide, and know U.S. [...]

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Bane-Welker hires a new salesman

Bane-Welker Equipment is proud to introduce George Wilson to the Eaton sales team. George will be covering counties in extreme western Ohio and eastern Indiana. He has been working as a leasing agent and consultant in those same areas. George has 17 years of experience in the ag equipment business, having worked for Smith Implements [...]

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Perdue announces Farm Service Agency and Rural Development state directors

In early November U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD) State Directors, all serving as appointees of President Donald J. Trump. These FSA State Directors help implement U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policies in planning, organizing, and administering FSA programs in their respective states. They [...]

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Burch completes Farm Bureau communications program

Danielle Burch of Salem, president of the Columbiana County Farm Bureau, is one of 15 national farm and ranch leaders honored as graduates of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 11th annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp. The group was recognized after completing an intensive three-day course featuring sessions on working with the media, public speaking, testifying [...]

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