Buckeye People

Farmers help Ohio students earn scholarships

With the help of local farmers, 22 Ohio students have been awarded scholarships from the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program, established in 2014, seeks to raise awareness of the job prospects in agriculture and provides scholarships to students pursuing studies in ag-related fields. While agriculture has become [...]

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Ohio family recognized for historic Angus herd

James Rentz of Creek Side Farm in Coldwater is well known in the industry for his 65 years of dedication raising high-quality Angus cattle and making monumental impacts within the breed and its Association. The American Angus Association is proud to recognize Rentz as a recipient of the Historic Angus Herd award as a way [...]

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McDonald new SCI director of agronomic services

Seed Consultants welcomes Bill McDonald as their new Director of Agronomic Services. Bill has a long track record of providing excellent agronomic advice to growers in the eastern Corn Belt. Additionally, he is a past Ohio Certified Crop Advisor of the year. “Bill brings an outstanding track record of providing excellent agronomic advice as well [...]

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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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