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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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Hall named Ohio Farm Bureau organization director

Anna Hall has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) organization director for Fairfield, Hocking, Perry, Pickaway and Ross counties. She will work with county Farm Bureau leaders to improve their local communities and strengthen their organization. Hall is a 2011 graduate of Ohio State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications [...]

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Secrest’s Ken Cochran honored

Ken Cochran, program director of Ohio State University’s Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, has been named an honorary member of The Garden Club of America, one of the group’s highest accolades. Cochran was recognized during a presentation at the GCA’s annual meeting earlier this year. In honoring Cochran, the GCA acknowledged his “lifetime of devotion to furthering landscape [...]

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Kaster on Forestry Council

On Sept. 27, Gov. John Kasich appointed G. Gary Kaster of McConnelsville (Morgan County) to serve as a member of the Forestry Advisory Council for a term beginning Sept. 27, 2011, and ending Feb. 27, 2015.

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Ohio Soil and Water appointments

Gov. John Kasich has announced two appointments to the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Frederick M. Cash of Richmond Heights (Cuyahoga County) has been reappointed to serve as a member of the Commission for a term beginning Sept. 28, 2011, and ending June 30, 2015. Etta Marie Reed of West Chester (Butler County) has [...]

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Strobel joins Osborne Industries

Osborne Industries announces that Brian Strobel has been named livestock equipment innovation manager. With a customer centric focus, Strobel will lead Osborne Industries in developing customized solutions for swine producers. Strobel brings extensive experience and knowledge of the swine industry and the unique equipment challenges producers face. He has eight years of practical swine management, [...]

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