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24 graduate from Ohio Farm Bureau’s intensive leadership program

Twenty-four farmers and agribusiness professionals recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s AgriPOWER Institute Class VIII. Started in 2008, AgriPOWER is an intensive, yearlong leadership training program that helps participants develop important skills so they can become effective community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Over the course of the year, they learned about local, state [...]

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Cobb named location manager at Archbold Equipment Bowling Green

Archbold Equipment Company has named Phil Cobb Location Manager of the Bowling Green CASE IH dealership. “Phil brings diverse experience to this location,” said Zach Hetterick, Archbold Equipment CEO. “His extensive background in service, industry knowledge and leadership skills will strengthen the Bowling Green team. We look forward to him expanding and developing the staff [...]

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ASA honors Joslin

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently honored the late Rob Joslin, of Sidney with its Lifetime Achievement Award-Association Focus, at its annual awards banquet during the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. The Lifetime Achievement Award-Association Focus is ASA’s highest recognition. It honors individuals who have provided many years of outstanding leadership and dedication [...]

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Moraes joins OSU Department of Animal Sciences

Luis Moraes joined the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University on December 15, 2016. He grew up in Brazil where his family owns and manages a beef cattle operation. Moraes has been always involved with agriculture through his family business and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomic Engineering from the [...]

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Reynolds joins OCW

Ohio Corn & Wheat (OCW) is pleased to announce the addition of Brad Reynolds to its staff. As the Communications Director, Reynolds will be responsible for leading the development and execution of annual communications plans for Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, the Ohio Corn Checkoff and the Ohio Small Grains Checkoff. He will also [...]

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Bill Richards

A conversation with Bill Richards, former chief NRCS

Bill Richards, former chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) was a speaker at the recent Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference at Ohio Northern University. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood spoke with him about the industry and its change over the years.

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NFU recognizes Ohioan

National Farmers Union (NFU) recognized the efforts of members, county and local organizations, and state divisions for their excellence in membership recruitment and outreach at the 115th Anniversary Convention. “A strong grassroots network is the backbone of a farmer-led organization,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “Our peer-driven approach to membership and outreach is what keeps [...]

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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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