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Fennig Equipment announces new sales team members

Fennig Equipment, based near Coldwater is pleased to announce two new additions to their sales team. Mike Shellenbarger will handle territory in northern Ohio. Shellenbarger hails from Middle Point, Ohio, has an extensive ag sales and service background, having worked the past 12 years for Agro Chem. Kevin Toschlog lives near Richmond, Ind., and worked as [...]

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Richards hired as OFBF organization director

Kayla Richards of Bowling Green has joined Ohio Farm Bureau Federation as organization director for Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties. In her position, Richards will serve as a liaison between the county Farm Bureaus and Ohio Farm Bureau. She will assist the county groups as they develop and implement programs to strengthen their [...]

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Bush to serve term as National ACT Officer

Amanda Bush, a senior majoring in agricultural communication at The Ohio State University, was elected to serve a one-year term as communications coordinator for National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT). This election took place at the 2016 Agricultural Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri. In her role as communications coordinator, Bush will be responsible for [...]

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Farm Bureau names Lyons to new post

Paul Lyons of South Solon has been named to the new position of senior director, membership for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Lyons, a 22-year veteran with Farm Bureau, is now responsible for a team that will develop and implement a comprehensive membership recruiting and retention program. He also will lead county engagement as the organization updates [...]

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Ohioans added to Trump’s Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee

Just under 100 of some of the nation’s who’s-who of agriculture have been selected to serve on Donald Trump’s Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee. The list includes two Ohioans: Fred Yoder of Plain City and Bill Richards of Circleville. Richards is a well-known advocate of conservation and no-till both around the country and on his [...]

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U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance unveils the Face of Farming & Ranching winners

From the cotton fields in the South Plains of West Texas and broilers and cattle of Shenandoah Valley in Virginia to America’s Dairyland in Wisconsin and the broad diversity of pigs, sheep, corn and soybeans in Ohio, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) next class of Faces of Farming & Ranching capture the passion behind [...]

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Ohio Pork Council names Emily Bir director of communications

The Ohio Pork Council announced Emily Bir as the director of communications, effective immediately. Bir will serve as the media relations contact and manage all internal and external communications efforts on behalf of the Ohio Pork Council. “We are pleased to have Emily join the Ohio Pork Council as the communications director and are confident [...]

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Gallant joins JD Equipment

JD Equipment is proud to announce the hiring of Peter Gallant as Aftermarket Marketing Manager. Gallant is a graduate of the University of Dayton and has experience in the equipment industry, having worked previously in aftermarket management, equipment rental and equipment sales management. His extensive equipment knowledge and aftermarket experience will help ensure JD Equipment [...]

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Dues receives Positive Pressure Tube Ventilation Certification

Celina Industries continues to excel in all aspects of Agricultural equipment, most recently delving into the design and production of numerous styles of ventilation. It is with this in mind that Jamie Dues, Account Manager for Agriculture at Celina Industries, has undergone extensive training to become a certified Positive Pressure Tube Ventilation (PPTV) Consultant. Through [...]

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Two Ohioans are USFRA’s Faces of Farming finalists – VOTE NOW

With passionate farmers and ranchers across the country eager to share the story behind our food with consumers, the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance announced the eight finalists in its third Faces of Farming and Ranching contest. This program searches for the men and women who grow and raise food, from row crops and veggies [...]

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