Buckeye People

The Wendt Group wins two national awards

The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) has recognized Plain City-based The Wendt Group’s marketing work by naming the company winner of two national awards in its 2016 National Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition. According to the NAA, the 2016 contest included 880 entries from across the country. The Wendt Group’s awards were both in the Public Relations [...]

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George Voinovich dies at 79

George Voinovich, former Ohio Governor and U.S. Senator, died in his sleep at the age of 79 on June 12. Voinovich was known as a true friend of Ohio agriculture and was a regular attender and promoter of the Ohio State Fair and his home state. “George was the long-time mayor of Cleveland — a [...]

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Public policy promotions at OFBF

Yvonne Lesicko has been named vice president, public policy for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. She will be responsible for managing the organization’s policy development process and its legislative, regulatory, political and legal activities at the federal, state and local levels. She has been OFBF’s senior director of legislative and regulatory policy since 2012. She succeeds [...]

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Nutrients for Life Foundation selects Margo Long as representative for Ohio

The Nutrients for Life Foundation announced the selection of Margo Long as regional representative in Ohio. Long will provide grassroots educational and public awareness services in the state of Ohio. Her primary role will be to work with primary and secondary educators in the school system to promote the Foundation’s plant and soil science curriculum, [...]

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Soybean leaders remember friend, advocate Rob Joslin

The American Soybean Association (ASA) this week remembers our friend, former ASA president, spirited soybean advocate and Ohio grower, Rob Joslin, who passed away on May 25 at age 63. Rob was a lifelong farmer in Shelby County, Ohio, with his wife Ellen. He began farming fulltime after graduating from The Ohio State University in [...]

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Percival nominated for American Lamb Board

The executive board of the American Sheep Industry Association met to provide a slate of nominees for the Secretary of Agriculture to consider for appointment to the boards of the American Lamb Board and the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center. The nominations include Ohio’s Jim Percival, who is a candidate for the seat on the [...]

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King to serve as OSU CFAES dean

On May 15, Lonnie King will step in as acting dean and vice president for agricultural administration for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. He will assume the roles presently held by Ronald L. Hendrick, who will leave Ohio State in June to become dean of the College of Agriculture [...]

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Ohio Agricultural Council awards six scholarships

Six Ohio high school and college students have been selected to receive scholarships from the Ohio Agricultural Council. The scholarships, each totaling $1,500, were awarded for the 2016-2017 school year. The students, each of whom is pursuing a degree in an agricultural-related area of study, were chosen based on their excellent academic record, outstanding leadership [...]

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Southeastern Equipment Company names new executive

Southeastern Equipment Co., Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Thor Hess to Executive Vice President. As EVP, Hess will oversee company strategy (both long term and short term), implement operating efficiencies across all 18 locations, manage manufacturer relationships, and serve as in-house legal counsel. Hess joined Southeastern Equipment in 2014 as Director of [...]

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Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame announces inductees

The Ohio Agricultural Council (OAC) recently announced the 2016 Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees, including John C. (Jack) Fisher of Columbus, J. Richard (Dick) Isler of Delaware, Dr. Keith Smith of Hilliard, and Timothy White of Lancaster. These individuals — who have committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio’s farm [...]

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