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OSU’s ATI announces new director

Access, affordability and excellence are three major reasons the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute’s incoming director sought the position. Kristina M. Boone, Communications and Agricultural Education department head in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University, will start her new role with ATI April 1, 2017. Located in …

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CIFT appoints Rebecca A. Singer as president and CEO

The governing board of the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT), the northwest Ohio affiliate of the Ohio Manufacturing Partnership, and a recognized leader in providing technical innovations and solutions to regional manufacturers with special expertise in the food processing industry, appointed Rebecca A. Singer as president and CEO effective …

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Hechmer to lead OFBF digital efforts

Rita Hechmer of Hilliard has been named director of digital marketing for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. She will be responsible for OFBF’s online community building activities including content marketing, membership engagement and sales. She also will be responsible for design of web and print materials. Hechmer has been employed by …

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Eighteen participating in OABA LAUNCH Program

Eighteen Ohio agribusiness leaders will soon take part in the Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s (OABA) 2017 LAUNCH (Leaders Achieving Unexpected New Career Heights) program. Participants were selected by their companies to undergo the robust executive leadership development program, which was created in partnership with Wilt Public Relations to help OABA member …

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Motter to lead United Soybean Board

Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) board member John Motter was elected this week to lead the national United Soybean Board as its 26th chair. He previously served on the USB executive committee as vice chair and treasurer and has been a board member for eight years. This is the first time …

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Fennig Equipment announces new sales team members

Fennig Equipment, based near Coldwater is pleased to announce two new additions to their sales team. Mike Shellenbarger will handle territory in northern Ohio. Shellenbarger hails from Middle Point, Ohio, has an extensive ag sales and service background, having worked the past 12 years for Agro Chem. Kevin Toschlog lives near …

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Richards hired as OFBF organization director

Kayla Richards of Bowling Green has joined Ohio Farm Bureau Federation as organization director for Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties. In her position, Richards will serve as a liaison between the county Farm Bureaus and Ohio Farm Bureau. She will assist the county groups as they develop and …

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Bush to serve term as National ACT Officer

Amanda Bush, a senior majoring in agricultural communication at The Ohio State University, was elected to serve a one-year term as communications coordinator for National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT). This election took place at the 2016 Agricultural Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri. In her role as communications coordinator, …

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Farm Bureau names Lyons to new post

Paul Lyons of South Solon has been named to the new position of senior director, membership for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Lyons, a 22-year veteran with Farm Bureau, is now responsible for a team that will develop and implement a comprehensive membership recruiting and retention program. He also will lead county …

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