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Ohio Farm Bureau promotes Toland

Dan Toland has been promoted to director of digital strategy for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will be responsible for developing OFBF’s social media and Web strategies and tactics and for helping Farm Bureau members use social media to connect with each other and consumers. Toland joined Ohio Farm Bureau in 2007 as [...]

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ASA announces 2012 Young Leader class

The American Soybean Association (ASA), ASA state affiliates, and Pioneer, a DuPont business, have announced the 2012 class of ASA/DuPont Young Leaders, and Ohio’s Scott and Jamie Metzger, Williamsport, were on the list. Part I of the Young Leader program will be held Nov. 29-Dec. 2, at Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, and Part II [...]

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Zehringer moving to ODNR

Rumors have been floating around for a while now. Though there still has been no formal announcement regarding this issue, it seems fairly certain that Ohio Agriculture Director Jim Zehringer will be vacating his post at the request of Governor Kasich to serve as Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Some high ranking [...]

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Livestock Care Board members reappointed

Last month, Gov. John Kasich announced the following reappointments to the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board: Stacey R. Atherton, co-owner for Shipley Farms, Mount Vernon; Leon D. Weaver, DVM, Montpelier; Bobby D. Moser, dean of the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Dublin; and Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio [...]

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CMA adds graphic designer

CMA recently welcomed graphic designer Jessie Ford to its growing team of communications professionals. Ford brings expertise in print design, publication layout, marketing, advertising, corporate identity and branding to CMA’s list of services. “We are pleased to welcome Jessie as our firm’s first in-house designer,” said Charlie Arnot, CMA president. “Jessie’s knowledge of agriculture and [...]

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OFBF’s Gearhardt receives national award

Larry Gearhardt, long time employee of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), has received the Excellence in Agricultural Law Award from the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA). The award recognizes AALA members for outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the agricultural community. AALA is the only national organization focusing on the legal needs of [...]

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Farm Credit election results

Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, a $17.5 billion financial services cooperative serving more than 92,500 farmers and rural residents in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee, has announced that five customer-members have been elected to the organization’s Board of Directors. The elected board members include new members Kaye Hurst Whitehead of Muncie, Ind., and Brandon Robbins [...]

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Siegel is Producers Credit Corporation VP of credit

Bob Siegel was named vice president of Credit for Producers Credit Corporation (PCC) effective Sept. 26. As vice president of Credit, Siegel will provide strategic direction and leadership for the cooperative’s financing solutions as well as the regional credit officers and corporate PCC staff. “We are looking forward to having Bob as a part of [...]

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Ohio FFA members shine at National FFA Convention

The National FFA Association has an all time record membership announced at the National Convention in Indianapolis – 540,379 FFA members. Despite the increased competition from more FFA members from around the country than ever before, Ohio is holding its own in terms of national level competitors. “One thing that the Ohio FFA is very [...]

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Mourning the loss of Dr. Judy Sanders

Champaign County and Ohio agriculture is mourning the loss of Dr. Judy Sanders, the wife of noted veterinarian Don “Doc” Sanders. She passed away with Doc at her side on the morning of Oct. 15, 2011. With her husband, she served as the Champaign County Fair veterinarian for 37 years where she not only treated [...]

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