Buckeye People

Bane-Welker hires a new salesman

Bane-Welker Equipment is proud to introduce George Wilson to the Eaton sales team. George will be covering counties in extreme western Ohio and eastern Indiana. He has been working as a leasing agent and consultant in those same areas. George has 17 years of experience in the ag equipment business, having worked for Smith Implements [...]

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Perdue announces Farm Service Agency and Rural Development state directors

In early November U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD) State Directors, all serving as appointees of President Donald J. Trump. These FSA State Directors help implement U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policies in planning, organizing, and administering FSA programs in their respective states. They [...]

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Burch completes Farm Bureau communications program

Danielle Burch of Salem, president of the Columbiana County Farm Bureau, is one of 15 national farm and ranch leaders honored as graduates of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 11th annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp. The group was recognized after completing an intensive three-day course featuring sessions on working with the media, public speaking, testifying [...]

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Ohio’s Senate Ag Committee Chair Cliff Hite resigns

Early this week, State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, resigned, effective immediately. Hite represented Ohio’s 1st Senate District since early 2011. In his resignation letter, Hite cited “personal health” issues as a reason for his departure. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve my constituents and the people of Ohio. I look forward to [...]

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards scholarships

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently awarded scholarships to recipients pursuing further education in an agriculture-related industry. Scholarships were awarded in amounts between $1,000-$2,200. Recipients receive the award after their first academic term at their listed college or university. Cindy Hollingshead Scholarship Fund: Established in 2011, the objective of the fund is to assist students who [...]

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Davis receives Kenny Walter scholarship

Kady Davis of Carrollton is the first recipient of the Kenny Walter Scholarship presented by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. Walter was a long-time Farm Bureau leader and advocate for rural Ohio. The foundation assisted Walter’s family with the creation of the fund to honor his service and generous spirit. Davis is a graduate of [...]

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CFAES researcher part of new project studying conservation incentives, farming practices

An Ohio State University researcher is part of a new $750,000 project to determine whether conservation incentives provided by the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) are meeting one of their goals: to get more farmers to adopt measures that preserve water quality. Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science in Ohio [...]

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Seven Ohioans named to Young Ag Professionals state committee

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named the newest members of its Young Agricultural Professionals State Committee: Luke and Cassandra Dull of Englewood, Nick and Jessica Dailey of Sardinia, Emily Krikke of Greenwich and Bennett and Liza Musselman of Orient. The seven new committee members will serve two-year terms and help develop and conduct activities that [...]

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Ohio Sea Grant Researcher receives NOAA grant to study when algal blooms become harmful

Justin Chaffin, research scientist for The Ohio State University’s Stone Lab and Ohio Sea Grant, along with partners across Ohio and Michigan, has received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study what causes Lake Erie algal blooms to become toxic. The study, which will incorporate both computer modeling and hands-on laboratory [...]

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New Animal Sciences chair named

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) announced the appointment of John Foltz as chair of the Department of Animal Sciences. He will join CFAES for a four-year appointment on Oct. 9, 2017. “I am extremely excited to return to my alma mater to head an important department in CFAES,” Foltz [...]

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