Buckeye People

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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Logan appointed to U.S. EPA committee

Ohio Farmers Union President Joe Logan has been appointed to a national committee that provides advice on environmental, agricultural and rural development issues to the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Logan will serve on the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee. According to a letter sent Logan by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the [...]

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UPI hires new underwriter

United Producers Inc. (UPI) announced today that Kelly Guthrie has been hired as an Agriculture Underwriter. In this role, Guthrie will provide support to the lending activities of United Producers Credit Services, including underwriting, analytical, and loan monitoring activities. Guthrie is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University, where she earned a degree in [...]

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Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals program winners selected

Kelly and Michelle Abfall of Albany have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2014 Outstanding Young Farmer Award. The contest is designed to help young farmers strengthen their business skills, develop marketing opportunities and receive recognition for their accomplishments. Contestants are judged on the growth of their farm businesses and involvement in [...]

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OFBF hires Milam as director of legal education

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has hired Amy Milam as director of legal education. In her new position, Milam will provide legal education and information on agricultural issues to Ohio Farm Bureau members, monitor legal cases important to agriculture and review proposed legislation at the state and federal levels. Milam received her juris doctor degree [...]

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