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Heimerl named NPPC president

The National Pork Producers Council elected new officers and members to its board of directors at the National Pork Industry Forum. Elected as president of the organization was Jim Heimerl, of Johnstown, Ohio. Heimerl and his wife Kathy, along with three sons and a daughter-in-law, run three farrow-to-finish farms in Ohio …

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Isler honored by NPPC

The National Pork Producers Council joined the National Pork Board in presenting former Ohio Pork Council Executive Vice President Dick Isler with the Paulson-Whitmore State Executive Award at the National Pork Industry Forum. The award, named after Don Paulson, past Minnesota state pork executive, and Rex Whitmore, past Wisconsin state …

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Specht wins OFBF Discussion Meet

Annie Specht of Columbus is the winner of the 2018 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. Specht won a $1,000 cash award from Nationwide Insurance, an expense-paid trip to the 2018 …

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Everman named to senior position at Ohio Farm Bureau

  Rebecca Everman of Westerville has been named Senior Executive Assistant and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Everman’s senior officer position includes being the communications liaison between the Board of Trustees, management, and high level external partners. She also assists Executive Vice …

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Ohio SWCD supervisor recognized with national award

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) honored conservation leaders from across the country during the organization’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. The NACD along with the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) “Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award” is presented annually …

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