Buckeye People

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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The Wendt Group wins two national awards

The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) has recognized Plain City-based The Wendt Group’s marketing work by naming the company winner of two national awards in its 2016 National Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition. According to the NAA, the 2016 contest included 880 entries from across the country. The Wendt Group’s awards were both in the Public Relations [...]

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George Voinovich dies at 79

George Voinovich, former Ohio Governor and U.S. Senator, died in his sleep at the age of 79 on June 12. Voinovich was known as a true friend of Ohio agriculture and was a regular attender and promoter of the Ohio State Fair and his home state. “George was the long-time mayor of Cleveland — a [...]

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Public policy promotions at OFBF

Yvonne Lesicko has been named vice president, public policy for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. She will be responsible for managing the organization’s policy development process and its legislative, regulatory, political and legal activities at the federal, state and local levels. She has been OFBF’s senior director of legislative and regulatory policy since 2012. She succeeds [...]

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Nutrients for Life Foundation selects Margo Long as representative for Ohio

The Nutrients for Life Foundation announced the selection of Margo Long as regional representative in Ohio. Long will provide grassroots educational and public awareness services in the state of Ohio. Her primary role will be to work with primary and secondary educators in the school system to promote the Foundation’s plant and soil science curriculum, [...]

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