Buckeye People

Brown selected as nationwide Teach Ag ambassador

Kelse Brown, of Edgerton was recently selected as a National Teach Ag Ambassador, an outreach program of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators to promote the agricultural education profession. Over the next year, Brown will be one of 12 future agriculture teachers from across the nation who [...]

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Wehrkamp takes leadership of Animal Agriculture Alliance board

Terry Wehrkamp, director of live production, Cooper Farms, is now chairperson of The Animal Agriculture Alliance Board of Directors. Cooper Farms has been a member of the Alliance for more than 10 years and Wehrkamp has served on the board since 2014. Wehrkamp accepted the gavel at the spring board meeting earlier this month from [...]

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Brown elected to Ohio Farm Bureau board of trustees

Nathan Brown of Hillsboro has been elected District 20 Trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will help govern the state’s largest and most inclusive farm and food organization and represent Farm Bureau members from Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland counties. He was elected in a special election to fill the unexpired term of [...]

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OFBF adds organizational directors

The Ohio Farm Bureau recently hired new organizational directors to assist county groups as they develop and implement programs to strengthen their organizations and act as a liaison between county Farm Bureaus and the state office. Kayla Jones of Newark has been named organization director for Coshocton, Holmes, Knox and Licking counties. She will assist [...]

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Emilie Regula joins the Ohio Soybean Association and Ohio Soybean Council

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) welcomed Emilie Regula as the OSA Policy & Membership Coordinator/OSC Marketing & Outreach Coordinator. As Policy & Membership Coordinator, Regula will assist with OSA’s legislative and policy program, coordinate membership campaigns, and organize OSA participation in statewide, regional and national programs and events. As Marketing [...]

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Donnie Parrott passes away

Donald Gwynn “Donnie” Parrott, 50 of Magnetic Springs, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, April 28, 2017 at the Memorial Hospital in Marysville. He was born November 9, 1966 in Kenton to William and Sally (Sanders) Parrott, and they both survive. On February 24, 1990, he married the love of his life, Connie Colvin in Marysville, [...]

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Bob Hendershot awarded 2017 Distinguished Grasslander Award

The American Forage and Grassland Council awarded Bob Hendershot, retired State Grassland Conservationist in Ohio for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the 2017 Distinguished Grasslander Award at its annual conference in Roanoke, Virginia. The Distinguished Grasslander Award is presented to individuals who, during their careers, have served the [...]

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Tim Derickson new ODA assistant director

Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director David T. Daniels has appointed former State Representative Tim Derickson as the department’s assistant director. Derickson most recently served as executive director of the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. One of his many accomplishments in the legislature was sponsorship of HB 89 in March 2011 that established Ohio Agriculture Week, [...]

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Carney fills new position at Ohio Farm Bureau

Adam Carney of Plain City has been named director of membership sales for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Carney brings more than 10 years of sales and sales leadership experience to this newly created position. He was most recently employed as director of premium sales and service with the Columbus Crew. “His knowledge will be [...]

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24 graduate from Ohio Farm Bureau’s intensive leadership program

Twenty-four farmers and agribusiness professionals recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s AgriPOWER Institute Class VIII. Started in 2008, AgriPOWER is an intensive, yearlong leadership training program that helps participants develop important skills so they can become effective community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Over the course of the year, they learned about local, state [...]

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