Buckeye People

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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12 receive Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation scholarships

Twelve young Ohioans have been named recipients of $1,500 college scholarships from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation. Supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the Foundation annually recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, engagement in their communities and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research. Scholarship winners for [...]

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OSU scientist recognized for work with poultry

Ohio State University’s Sandra Velleman helps turkeys and the industry around them get stronger. A scientist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), Velleman studies the genetic and cellular mechanisms governing how turkey muscles grow and develop — key to improving the birds’ growth rate, keeping them lean and raising them efficiently [...]

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Boysel named supervisor of Select Sires’ Kellgren and Hecker Centers

Select Sires is excited to announce that Joel Boysel is the new supervisor of the Kellgren and Hecker Centers at their Plain City, Ohio facility. He is filling the position after the retirement of Barry Slack who worked at Select Sires for more than 40 years. In this role, Boysel will provide leadership and manage [...]

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Jessica Swihart joins Ohio Farm Bureau’s field staff

Jessica Swihart has joined Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s field staff to help support county Farm Bureaus in their operations. Swihart, who was hired in anticipation of future staffing needs, will be training under Darren Frank, organization director of Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties. Swihart’s duties will be helping leaders strengthen county Farm [...]

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Ohio Agricultural Council announces 49th class of Hall of Fame inductees

Four Ohioans who have committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio’s farm community will be honored Friday, August 1, 2014, by the Ohio Agricultural Council (OAC), when they are inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame. The Ohio Agricultural Council will induct Bernard Heisner of Hilliard, Don Ralph of Morral, [...]

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Condolences for the McNutt family

We were sad to hear that former OCJ contributor William “Bill” McNutt, of Worthington, Ohio, age 88, passed away March 12, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lorraine; and children, Carol (Carl) Krohn, Donald (Heather) McNutt, Laurel (Duane) Allyn; six siblings and one deceased brother. There are seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. [...]

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Daniels presented with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award by the Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels was presented the 2014 Distinguished Service Award by the Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association at the Statehouse during the 63rd Ohio Youth in Government program. The award is presented annually to one who actively advances programs and opportunities for Ohio youth, and champions their accomplishments. Daniels is a [...]

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Smith announces retirement

Keith L. Smith, director of Ohio State University Extension since 1992, has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2015. Smith, who also serves as Ohio State University’s associate vice president for agricultural administration, associate dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), and Gist Chair in Extension Education and Leadership, made the [...]

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Tucker to serve as OAMP president

Jim Tucker of Tucker Packing in Marshallville will serve as the president of the Ohio Association of Meat Processors (OAMP) for the upcoming year. Tucker was elected to continue his term of the office at the recently held OAMP Convention in Columbus on March 21-22, 2014. Other officers for the upcoming year include: Joe Mezinger [...]

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