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Long wins OFBF Discussion Meet

Elizabeth Long of London is the winner of the 2015 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Discussion Meet. The final round of the competition was held during OFBF’s Young Agricultural Professionals Summer Reach Out event June 27 at Miami County Fairgrounds. The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group [...]

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AgriGold announces 2015 interns

AgriGold is proud to introduce a group of college students that will be sharing the AgriGold story, helping create brand awareness and working closely with their local Corn Specialist as a part of the 2015 Sales Internship Program. The intern orientation meeting was held May 19th-21stin St. Francisville, Illinois, at the AgriGold Corporate Office. AgriGold [...]

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Ohio’s Shultz named Staff Director of Senate Ag Committee

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced key changes to Committee leadership. After serving with Stabenow since 2007, Staff Director Chris Adamo is headed to the White House Council on Environmental Quality to be Chief of Staff.  Replacing Adamo as Staff Director will be [...]

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OFBF promotes staff

Tim Hicks of Lexington has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) business development field director. In this new position, Hicks will develop and implement programs, business development projects and activities designed to retain and increase Farm Bureau membership and member utilization of Nationwide financial and risk management products. Nationwide got its start as an [...]

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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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