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Melissa Bell named Ohio Pork Council Director of Membership Outreach

The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to welcome Melissa Bell to its staff as the Director of Membership Outreach, beginning May 29, 2018. In this new role, Bell will organize all OPC events and develop or maintain relationships with key investors, members and partners of the organization. “The Ohio Pork Council is excited to have Melissa [...]

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Richard Unverferth inducted posthumously to Putnam County Ag Hall of Fame

Richard A. Unverferth, co-founder of Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc., was inducted posthumously as one of three Putnam County Ag Hall of Fame honorees during the Farmers Share Breakfast Saturday, April 14, in Glandorf. The Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding contributions of individuals involved in agriculture throughout their life in Putnam County. Growing up on the [...]

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Ohioan among national 2018 Pork Industry Scholarship recipients

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s future leaders. A National Pork Board committee judged the pool of 70 applicants based on scholastic merit, leadership activities, involvement in the pork production industry and the applicants’ plans for a [...]

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Best of the Buckeye scholarships awarded

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) awarded 16 Best of the Buckeye scholarships at the Ohio Beef Expo on Saturday, March 17. The Best of the Buckeye program is coordinated by OCA and held in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo and Ohio State Fair. The Best of the Buckeye Scholarship Division is sponsored by Ohio [...]

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Sen. Portman honored with Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio Farm Bureau today presented Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress. “Senator Portman is a champion for farmers, particularly on regulatory reform,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. As lead sponsor of [...]

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Cave named VP of Product Support at Redline Equipment

Case IH dealer Redline Equipment has named Paul Cave Vice President of Product Support of their CASE IH dealership. In this new position he will lead all facets of aftermarket support, focusing on the customer experience and bringing value to customers. “We have been working to build a dynamic group of parts and service team [...]

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation appoints officers, new board members

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently added six new board members and elected officers of the board, which oversees the charitable, nonprofit organization. New to the board are Angela Cauley, CEO & co-founder of Coalescence LLC; Rose Vargo McFarland, attorney with the Steely Law Office; Bobby Moser, retired dean of the Ohio State University’s College of [...]

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2018 On the Farm STEM participants announced

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced participants selected for On the Farm STEM professional development events in Fort Worth, Texas, (March 26-28); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (May 16-18); and Portland, Oregon, (May 23-25). The training is designed to bring science to life for participants with the help of American beef cattle ranchers, researchers, nutritionists and veterinarians. [...]

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Watters honored as International Certified Crop Adviser of the Year

The International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) Program and American Society of Agronomy have named Harold Watters of Ohio the 2018 ICCA of the Year. The award recognizes a CCA who delivers exceptional customer service, is highly innovative, shows leadership, and contributes substantially to the exchange of ideas and transfer of agronomic knowledge. Watters was recognized [...]

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Heimerl named NPPC president

The National Pork Producers Council elected new officers and members to its board of directors at the National Pork Industry Forum. Elected as president of the organization was Jim Heimerl, of Johnstown, Ohio. Heimerl and his wife Kathy, along with three sons and a daughter-in-law, run three farrow-to-finish farms in Ohio and own 80 contract finishing [...]

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