Buckeye People

OSIA elects officers and travels to ASI

During the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association Annual Meeting on Dec. 6, 2014, elections were held for 2015 and new officers and members of the Board of Trustees were elected. Officers elected include Shawn Ray, President (Noble County); Mark McCabe, First Vice-President (Marion County); Mike Stitzlein, Second Vice-President (Ashland County); and Daryl Clark, Past President (Guernsey [...]

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Flowers hired as Ohio Farm Bureau organization director

Kristin Flowers has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) organization director for Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties. Flowers, of Custar, will act as liaison between the county Farm Bureaus and OFBF. She will assist the county groups as they develop and implement programs to strengthen their organizations and enhance their ability to [...]

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Ohio Dairy Producers Association elects officers for 2015

The Board of Directors for the Ohio Dairy Producers Association, the member-supported grassroots legislative, research, and producer education organization for Ohio’s dairy farmers, recently elected their 2015 officers. Officers are: • Chair — Joe Miley of West Salem, Ohio • Vice Chair, Producers — Matt Andreas of Sugarcreek, Ohio • Producer Representative — Bill Ramsey of [...]

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Ohio State scientist first woman to receive international agriculture honor

Linda Saif, a scientist in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), has been awarded the 2015 Wolf Prize in Agriculture for her work on viral diseases of critical importance to farm animals, food safety and human health. Saif is the first Ohio State scientist and the first woman to receive [...]

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Gilliland and Seger Join Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association

The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) recently welcomed Ellen Gilliland as project manager and Stacie Seger as communication manager. “I’m very excited to have Ellen and Stacie on our growing team,” said Tadd Nicholson, OCWGA Executive Director. “They both bring a great deal of experience and energy that will benefit our three organizations [...]

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New Channel seedsman comes to Stoutsville

Channel has hired Sean Rittinger of Stoutsville Seed Shed LLC as a Channel Seedsman for the Stoutsville area. Rittinger’s role will be to work proactively with local farmers to deliver expert advice, customized service and elite seed products to help improve productivity and profitability. Channel Seedsmen focus on getting to know their customers and their [...]

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Ohio couple appointed to national Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee

Latham and Katie Farley of Englewood have been appointed to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, for the 2015-2017 term beginning in March. The committee is composed of 16 positions representing all regions of the United States. Latham manages the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency office for Shelby [...]

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Hetterick named CEO of Archbold Equipment Company

Archbold Equipment Company has named Zach Hetterick Chief Executive Officer of the six-store CASE IH dealership complex. “Zach brings a wealth of farm equipment industry knowledge, leadership and expertise to the company,” said Ross Wyse, Chairman of the Board. “He has the vision to lead Archbold Equipment into an even more dynamic company.” Hetterick comes [...]

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Federal Hocking High School agriculture teacher selected for educator award

JoAnn Pfeiffer, agricultural educator at Federal Hocking High School in Stewart, Ohio, is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award at the 2014 National Association of Agricultural Educators annual convention in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 18-22. The National Agriscience Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers who have [...]

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Hogan named president of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents

An Ohio State University Extension educator has been named president of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. Mike Hogan, who is also an associate professor with OSU Extension and a sustainable agriculture coordinator, was recently elected president of the national professional extension organization. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of Ohio State University’s College [...]

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