Buckeye People

Ohio couple selected as National Outstanding Young Farmers

Nick and Sunny Cummings of Washington Court House were selected national winners at the 62nd annual National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress held Feb. 15-18 in Sacramento, Cal. Four national winners were selected from a group of 10 finalists for the award based on their progress in an agricultural career, extent of soil and water conservation [...]

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OEFFA recognizes Larry and Cynthia Ringer and Sean McGovern

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has named the 2018 recipients for the Stewardship and Service awards. Larry and Cynthia Ringer of Stark County received the Stewardship Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the sustainable agriculture community, and Sean McGovern of Franklin County received the Service Award, which recognizes extraordinary service in support [...]

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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 Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting [...]

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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 President Adam Sharp with administrative [...]

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NCGA media and policy training takes advocacy to new heights

A group of veteran farmer leaders from across the country met in Washington this week to take part in the NCGA Policy and Media Training program co-sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association and Syngenta. This program, which replaces Advanced Leadership, offers high-level training for a select group of Leadership At Its Best alumni. During [...]

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Terry Cosby, USDA-NRCS –Ohio State Conservationist; Gayle Berry, USDA-NRCS North East Regional Conservationist; and Swartz

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 to an individual, district or [...]

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Watters named International Certified Crop Adviser of the Year

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) recently announced that Harold D. Watters, Ohio State University has been named the International Certified Crop Adviser of the Year. The annual award is presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service, and research. An associate professor and field specialist, Watters works directly with agronomic [...]

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Anthony Wayne High School agriculture teacher selected for national educator award

Whitney Short, agricultural educator at Anthony Wayne High School in Whitehouse, Ohio, is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the 2017 National Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award. The award was presented in December at the National Association of Agricultural Educators’ annual convention in Nashville. The National Agriscience Teacher of the Year award [...]

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Morrow County teens attend National Youth Summit on Agri-Science in Washington, D.C.

In order to continue to fuel the discovery of new solutions and solve big challenges in human health, agriculture and food, it will be critical to cultivate the next generation of leaders in science. Emma Burchett, Jacob Kirkland, Jacob Serio, and Lucy Smith recently got their chance to hone their agri-science skills at the National [...]

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Jepsen to lead International Society of Agricultural Safety and Health

Dee Jepsen was recently named President of the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH). Jepsen will serve on the Board of Directors for a two-year term through the summer of 2019. ISASH is an organization dedicated to the professional development of agricultural safety and health professionals, providing national and international leadership in preventing [...]

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