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Metzger to lead National Dairy Shrine

At the 62th annual meeting of the National Dairy Shrine, Erick Metzger, manager of National All Jersey from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was elected president of the organization. The National Dairy Shrine board of directors consists of 21 members. Also serving on the board from Ohio is Fred Hendricks, Bucyrus. During the …

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Ohio soybean leaders at ASA

Committee assignments for the Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association (ASA) were announced Dec. 7, during ASA’s winter Board of Director’s meeting in Saint Louis. Ohioans elected to serve on these committees were: Public Affairs Committee, Rob Joslin, Shelby County; Membership & Corporate Relations Committee, Jeff Sollars, Fayette …

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OCMP officers announced

The Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP) has announced new officers for 2012 who will collectively represent and promote the industry success of Buckeye State corn and work on behalf of the state’s corn growers. 2012 OCMP Officers: •    Chairman Paul Herringshaw — Bowling Green •    Vice Chairman Mark Schwiebert — …

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Heimerls named to American Farm Bureau committee

Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Johnstown have been appointed to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. AFBF President Bob Stallman announced the appointment. Stallman noted that the Heimerls “are among the nation’s best young farmers and ranchers,” and that he was impressed by the “dedication …

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Buechner is Select Sires communications intern

Megan Buechner, Orient, has been selected as the 2011-2012 school-year corporate communications intern for Select Sires Inc. Her job responsibilities at Select Sires will include writing press releases and customer testimonials, helping coordinate logistics for trade show booth materials and assisting with the production of sales and marketing projects. Buechner …

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Wuebker is one of America’s Best Young Farmers

Jeff Wuebker, Versailles, has been named a 2012 honoree in the America’s Best Young Farmers and Ranchers program. In its second year, America’s Best Young Farmers and Ranchers, sponsored by DTN/The Progressive Farmer, recognizes young farmers and ranchers who have a proven record of excellence in their profession and of …

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Jersey Marketing Service hires two

On Dec. 5, National All-Jersey Inc., announced the hiring of two staff members for NAJ subsidiary, Jersey Marketing Service (JMS). Jason Robinson, principal of Orion Cattle Services, New Holland, has been named JMS manager. Erica Davis, Washington Court House, will assist with marketing and promotion for all JMS activities and …

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Kensinger to chair OSU animal sciences

After an extensive national search, Ronald S. Kensinger has been appointed chair of the Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences. Subject to the approval by the University’s Board of Trustees, his appointment will begin Jan. 1, 2012. Kensinger has an extensive record of achievement in higher education. Most recently, he …

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Ohio Farm Bureau Awards Members

The Ohio Farm Bureau recognized several of their members during the harvest banquet at their annual meeting on December 1st. Pat Wheeler of Muskingum County was recognized for signing up 51 new members.       Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Johnstown have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau …

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