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Kress named dean of Ohio State CFAES

The Ohio State University has recommended the appointment of Cathann Arceneaux Kress, PhD, as vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). She currently is vice president for extension and outreach and director of cooperative extension at Iowa State University. Subject to approval by Ohio State’s [...]

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Knapke wins Real Yield Sweepstakes

Bill Knapke of Fort Recovery will receive 200 acres worth of Liberty herbicide and LibertyLink soybean seed as the December winner of the Real Yield Sweepstakes, sponsored by Bayer. Growers who enter the Real Yield Sweepstakes win free seed and Liberty herbicide and local FFA foundations earn donations from every grower entry. Knapke entered the [...]

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Shoup hired as Farm Bureau organization director

Lindsay Shoup of Orville is the new Ohio Farm Bureau Federation organization director for Ashland, Holmes, Medina and Wayne counties. She succeeds John Fitzpatrick, who recently retired after 18 years in the position. Shoup will work with the counties and Ohio Farm Bureau to develop and implement programs and activities that strengthen their organizations, serve [...]

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CFAES announces new director of government affairs

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences’ new director of government affairs comes not only with rich experience in the state legislature, executive branch of state government, and in an advocacy role for policy and funding at the state and national levels, he also agricultural roots from a childhood growing up [...]

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Shultz elected to ASI Board

Susan Shultz of De Graff was elected secretary/treasurer of the American Sheep Industry Association at the 2017 ASI Convention in Denver. “I have a deep appreciation for the wide diversity in our American sheep industry,” said Shultz to the ASI board of directors. “From north to south and east to west, we have variety in [...]

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Winslow appointed director of Stone Lab

Christopher Winslow has been appointed as the new director for Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory, effective Feb. 1. Winslow has served as the program’s interim director since April 2015. “Chris brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position in the areas of strategic planning, Ohio Sea Grant administration, grant management, [...]

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Ohioans serving wheat growers at the national level

Two Ohioans have been elected to serve the nation’s wheat growers at the national level. Doug Goyings of Paulding was elected to serve on the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) executive board during the joint winter USW and National Association of Wheat Growers board meeting in Washington, D.C. Goyings is a fourth generation grain farmer with [...]

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Burch wins Ohio Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Danielle Burch of Salem is the winner of the 2017 Ohio Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals Discussion Meet. The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills. The final round of the competition was held during Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals Winter Leadership Conference Feb. 3 [...]

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JD Equipment announces promotions

Ben Butcher has been promoted to Agricultural Sales Director and will lead JD Equipment’s strategy and execution for all agricultural equipment sales. Ben began his career with JD Equipment in 2009 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the Marion Store in 2013. Ben is a native of Kenton and graduated from The [...]

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The Wendt Group wins big at the Ohio Auctioneers Convention

The Ohio Auctioneers Association (OAA) has recognized The Wendt Group’s exceptional marketing work by naming the company winner of four out of its six categories in its 2017 Ohio Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition. The 2017 contest included entries from across the state. The Wendt Group’s awards were in the Brochure Design, Newspaper Advertising, Public Relations, [...]

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