Buckeye People

Condolences for the McNutt family

We were sad to hear that former OCJ contributor William “Bill” McNutt, of Worthington, Ohio, age 88, passed away March 12, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lorraine; and children, Carol (Carl) Krohn, Donald (Heather) McNutt, Laurel (Duane) Allyn; six siblings and one deceased brother. There are seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. [...]

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Daniels presented with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award by the Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels was presented the 2014 Distinguished Service Award by the Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association at the Statehouse during the 63rd Ohio Youth in Government program. The award is presented annually to one who actively advances programs and opportunities for Ohio youth, and champions their accomplishments. Daniels is a [...]

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Smith announces retirement

Keith L. Smith, director of Ohio State University Extension since 1992, has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2015. Smith, who also serves as Ohio State University’s associate vice president for agricultural administration, associate dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), and Gist Chair in Extension Education and Leadership, made the [...]

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Tucker to serve as OAMP president

Jim Tucker of Tucker 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 recently held OAMP Convention in Columbus on March 21-22, 2014. Other officers for the upcoming year include: Joe Mezinger [...]

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2014 Ohio Poultry Association Celebration Banquet

The Ohio Poultry Association recently held its 29th Annual Ohio Poultry Association Celebration Banquet. “I’ve been working in this industry for more than 22 years and have only seen consistent improvement in the way we care for our flocks, protect the environment, and produce safe, wholesome food for our families and consumers,” Tom Stoller, president [...]

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George named regional sales manager for Seed Consultants, Inc.

Brian George has been promoted to the position of regional sales manager for Seed Consultants, Inc. As the regional sales manager, George will lead sales efforts with area seedsman and grow SCI’s market share in target growth areas. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, with a degree in Business, George has worked for Seed [...]

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Dr. Emily Buck was one of this year’s runners-up for the 2014 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture award and received a Case IH Farmall 45A tractor.

Buck wins a Case IH Farmall Tractor

Maintaining its support for young producers who show leadership in the agriculture industry, Case IH awarded nine new Farmall® tractors to the runners-up of the 2014 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers awards. One of those tractors, a Farmall 45A,will go to Dr. Emily Buck and her husband, John, of New Bloomington, [...]

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Rob and Christy Leeds inducted into the NAFDMA Hall of Fame

Rob Leeds, Ohio State University Extension Educator in Delaware County and his wife, Christy, OSU Extension Educator in Union County, are devoted supporters of North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA) and passionate advocates of farm direct marketing and agritourism. They were recently inducted into the NAFDMA Hall of Fame. The Leeds, who own and [...]

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Graves named communications specialist

Amy Beth Graves has been named communications specialist for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). She’ll write, edit and do photography for OFBF’s publications Our Ohio magazine and Buckeye Farm News as well as contribute to the organization’s web and marketing teams. Graves has written about Ohio’s agriculture industry for the past 10 years. She was [...]

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ODNR recognizes Richards

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer honored Bill Richards, a farmer from Circleville, with the 2013 ODNR Hall of Fame award, the department’s highest honor. Zehringer presented the award to Richards at the annual meeting for the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Columbus. “Bill Richards has been [...]

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