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Schappacher named OFBF organizational director

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has named Ashley Schappacher organization director for Fairfield, Hocking, Perry, Pickaway and Ross counties. As organization director, Schappacher will act as liaison between the county Farm Bureaus and OFBF. She will assist the county groups as they develop and implement programs to strengthen the organization and enhance …

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Healthy soil delivers for Ohio farmer

Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White visited a family-owned farm in Ohio to announce the start of a U.S. Department of Agriculture effort meant to highlight the benefits of improving and maintaining America’s soil. “This initiative will help our farmers meet current and future demands for American-grown agriculture by …

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Motter appointed to United Soy Board

A Hancock County farmer was named to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) advisory board. John B. Motter, from Jenera, was appointed to serve on the United Soybean Board. Motter’s three-year term will begin in December. Motter is currently chairman of the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) Board of Trustees. He previously …

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Hill, Patterson on ballot for Farm Credit nominating committee

Ten farmers have been nominated to fill five Board of Director positions at Farm Credit Mid-America, one of the largest agriculture lending cooperatives in the nation serving more than 95,000 farmers and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Ballots were mailed to voting members last week who have until …

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Committee helps formulate OFBF policy

The 2012 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) policy development committee is made up of 22 members. They are charged with collecting, organizing and finalizing public policy recommendations submitted by county Farm Bureaus. During its first meeting, the committee heard presentations on state government plans for managing nutrients to protect water …

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Sherry named communications intern at Select Sires Inc.

Jacquelyn Sherry of Greenville, Ohio, has been selected as the 2012-2013 corporate communications intern for Select Sires Inc. At Select Sires, she will be responsible for writing press releases and customer testimonials, assisting with sales and marketing projects, and helping to prepare trade show materials.

Sherry is a junior at The …

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McPheron named Dean of OSU’s CFAES

Bruce McPheron, dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, his undergraduate alma mater. He will replace Dr. Bobby Moser and report directly to Joseph A. …

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McPheron named Dean of OSU's CFAES

Bruce McPheron, dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, his undergraduate alma mater. He will replace Dr. Bobby Moser and report directly to Joseph A. …

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Pitman crowned Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen

Mikayla Pitman, from Loveland in Warren County was crowned the 2012-2013 Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen. Pitman has excelled in showmanship in the show ring with her market lambs at the Warren County Fair and raises sheep with her parents and grandparents.

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