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Wells is new Farm Bureau communications specialist

Callie Wells has been named communications specialist by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). She’ll contribute to the organization’s Web and multimedia team, focusing on communications through OFBF’s website, e-newsletters and participation in social media. She also will write and do photography for Our Ohio magazine and Buckeye Farm News, …

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Ohio-related youth contest results from NCBA Convention

Young cattlemen and women participating in youth public speaking, marketing and quiz bowl contests were awarded Feb. 2 for their successes in Nashville, Tenn., at the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show. More than 220 young people participated in the annual youth program. Helping …

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Ohio farmer earns inaugural TFI 4R Advocate honor

Last fall, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) launched the inaugural 4R Advocate Program to recognize agricultural retailers and agricultural producers that are leading the way when it comes to implementing 4R nutrient stewardship on the farm. Thirty-seven retail facilities submitted grower nominations for the program. From those nominated, TFI selected five …

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Gebhardt is chief of ODNR Division of Soil & Water Resource

Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director James Zehringer has announced Karl Gebhardt as chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Soil & Water Resources. Gebhardt has an extensive background in natural resources management and policy development. Gebhardt was one of the first employees of the ODNR …

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Gebhardt is chief of ODNR Division of Soil & Water Resource

Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director James Zehringer has announced Karl Gebhardt as chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Soil & Water Resources. Gebhardt has an extensive background in natural resources management and policy development. Gebhardt was one of the first employees of the ODNR …

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OARDC’s Yebo Li receives OSU innovator award

Yebo Li, a biosystems engineer with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, recently received Ohio State University’s Early Career Innovator of the Year Award for his work on the development and commercialization of bio-based energy and industrial products. Now in its second year, the university’s Innovator of the Year program was …

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OARDC's Yebo Li receives OSU innovator award

Yebo Li, a biosystems engineer with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, recently received Ohio State University’s Early Career Innovator of the Year Award for his work on the development and commercialization of bio-based energy and industrial products. Now in its second year, the university’s Innovator of the Year program was …

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Reeder recognized at National No-till conference

Syngenta and No-Till Farmer magazine recognized the 16th class of No-Till Innovator Award winners at a banquet held during the National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Jan. 11-14, 2012. The 2011 No-Till Innovators include Ohio State University Extension’s Randall Reeder in the area of Research and Education. Reeder recently retired …

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