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Finalists for Faces of Farming announced

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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New manager named for Farm Science Review

Nick Zachrich began his new position as manager of the Farm Science Review on Sept.12, just days shy of when the 2016 show will open its gates. One of the nation’s premier agricultural trade and education shows, the Farm Science Review is an annual three-day event sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental [...]

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Brodbeck Seeds hires experienced agronomist

Brodbeck Seeds is pleased to welcome Dennis Wickham to its team of expert regional agronomists. Wickham comes to Brodbeck with over 30 years of experience in the seed industry. Wickham will work with Brodbeck Seeds district sales managers and customers in southern Ohio, southeastern Indiana and central Kentucky. “We are excited to have Dennis on [...]

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Baker promoted to executive director of Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

Chris Baker of Hilliard has been promoted to executive director of Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, a 501 (c) nonprofit, public charitable organization. Established in 1985, the foundation strives for measurable agricultural community improvement in Ohio by supporting projects that focus on agricultural education, the environment and economic growth in rural, suburban and urban areas.  In [...]

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New partnership expands OABA representation at the Statehouse

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association (OABA) has retained Belinda Jones of Capitol Consulting Group, Inc. (CCG) for government relations work in Ohio. The partnership with Jones will allow OABA to have a full-time presence at the state capitol. “As the state trade association for Ohio agribusinesses, OABA works every day to educate and engage public officials [...]

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2016 Ohio State Fair Outstanding Market Exhibitors

Photos by Meghan Bruns.   The winners by age in the Beef Outstanding Market Exhibitor competition were: (9) Carly Sanders, Fayette Co. and Garret Agle, Clark Co.; (10) Sydney Sanders, Fayette Co. and Drew Waymouth, Clark Co.; (11) Brice Phelps, Union Co.; (12) Paige Pence, Clark Co.; (13) Alex Linder, Huron Co.; (14) Allison Davis, [...]

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Ohio Soybean Association names Pat Tiberi Legislator Of The Year

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) has announced that Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) has been named one of two Legislators of the Year in recognition of his tireless work on Trade Promotion Authority. “TPA is a priority for OSA and Ohio soybean farmers,” said Adam Graham, OSA president and soybean farmer from Logan County. “We thank [...]

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Reveal joins AgriGold

AgriGold is excited to welcome Mike Reveal as our newest Field Advisor. Reveal currently resides in Hillsboro with his two children and his wife. He comes to AgriGold with several years of agricultural experience.  Previously, he owned a feed, farm, and garden store for 13 years. He also brings experience to AgriGold as a current [...]

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Irvin joins OFBF staff

Jack Irvin has been named senior director, state and national policy for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will be responsible for managing the organization’s legislative and regulatory team and will represent the interests of Farm Bureau members with Congress, the General Assembly and with federal and state regulatory agencies. Most recently, Irvin served as director [...]

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Linder elected to serve National Corn Board

John Linder of Edison, Ohio was elected to serve on the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) board for a three-year term during Corn Congress. Linder is a 5th generation grain farmer with years of experience working on behalf of corn and agriculture. “I am honored to serve this industry that is so important to my [...]

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