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Ohio Agricultural council announces 50th 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 7, 2015, by the Ohio Agricultural Council (OAC), when they are inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame. The OAC will induct William J Haddad of Danville, the late Don Loudenslager of [...]

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Ohio Ag Council scholarships announced

Six Ohio high school and college students have been selected to receive scholarships from the Ohio Ag Council. The scholarships, each totaling $1,500, were awarded for the 2015-2016 school year. The students, each of whom is pursuing a degree in an agricultural-related area of study, were chosen based on their excellent academic record, outstanding leadership qualities, [...]

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Three goodbyes and one hello for OSU’s AEDE

In 1980 Doug Southgate, Cam Thraen and Carl Zulauf each started academic careers as Assistant Professors in OSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Thirty-five years later, each is retiring from OSU’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE), leaving remarkable individual legacies in teaching, research and public engagement. The co-author of six [...]

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Ohio Farm Bureau hires director of graphic design

Lisa Griffis has been named director of design for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the state’s largest and most inclusive farm organization. Its mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers. In her position, Griffis will provide graphic design and technical support for publications such as Our Ohio magazine and Buckeye Farm News, collateral [...]

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Ohio Poultry Association recognizes award winners

The Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) recently announced its 2015 award recipients during the organization’s annual meeting and banquet in Columbus. This year, there were three awards which honored four individuals who have made a significant contribution to Ohio’s egg, chicken and turkey communities. “Every year we seek individuals whose work and accomplishments promote the goals [...]

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Outstanding students, staff acknowledged at 2015 CFAES Recognition Banquet

Hundreds filled the Archie Griffin Ballroom at The Ohio State University’s Student Union Thursday night to take part in one of the great traditions of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The 62nd Annual CFAES Student Recognition Banquet was themed “Should Have Seen It In Color” and took time to acknowledge those faculty, [...]

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Ohioans receive 2015 Pork Industry Scholarships

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s human capital for the future. Recipients of the national awards included: Grant Price, from Tiffin, Ohio and Garrit Sproull from Uhrichsville, Ohio. Both plan on attending The Ohio State University majoring [...]

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Executive director named for reorganized Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

Shawn Cleveland has been named executive director of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, a 501(c) nonprofit, public charitable organization. Established in 1985, the foundation helps community groups, civic leaders and consumers in rural, suburban and urban neighborhoods use agriculture to address a variety of quality of life issues. In his position, Cleveland will focus on [...]

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Ohioan selected for PAL class

A group of 10 outstanding young farm and ranch leaders, including Emily Buck from Ohio, have been selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation as the organization’s eighth Partners in Agricultural Leadership class. PAL is designed to help agricultural leaders accelerate their leadership abilities and solidify their roles as advocates for agriculture. “The new PAL [...]

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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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