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Forshey re-elected to NIAA Board

Members of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture re-elected the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Tony Forshey, to his second termon NIAA’s 21-member Board. Forshey is the ODA state veterinarian. NIAA’s Board guides the organization’s members that include national and state livestock organizations, poultry and equine organizations, producers, veterinarians, government regulatory personnel, academia, researchers, extension specialists [...]

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Waugh is OFBF director of legislative relations

Spencer Waugh has joined Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) as director of legislative relations. He is responsible for strengthening the organization’s policy objectives through analysis of proposed legislation and regulation. He also will represent the organization before the General Assembly and state agencies and departments. Waugh previously was policy director for the Ohio Board of [...]

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Ohio DFA member news

Change was a consistent theme throughout Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.’s (DFA) 13th Annual Meeting. More than 1,300 members and industry guests convened for the meeting, which emphasized the Cooperative’s focus and determination to embrace the need for change in the dairy industry. At the meeting, the 2011 Members of Distinction were introduced. Each year, [...]

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Niblack to lead OSU plant pathology department

Terry Niblack is proud to be sitting at the helm of “what’s arguably the best plant pathology department in the country.” Niblack, who took the reins as chair of Ohio State University’s Department of Plant Pathology on Aug. 16, admits she feels like she can brag about the department, because its reputation preceded her. The [...]

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Ohio corn and wheat CEO moves on

After 15 years of serving Ohio’s grain industry, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) CEO, Dwayne Siekman, is stepping down to pursue new career opportunities. “I’m proud to say that we’ve achieved many goals and accomplishments with the association and agricultural community throughout the years for the betterment of our farmers, ag economy and [...]

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Ohio State’s Dr. Bobby Moser to Retire

The longest-tenured dean at The Ohio State University announced his transition plans today. Bobby D. Moser, vice president for Agricultural Administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), said he would step down as dean once his replacement is found.  He has agreed to stay on during a transitional period [...]

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Ohio State's Dr. Bobby Moser to Retire

The longest-tenured dean at The Ohio State University announced his transition plans today. Bobby D. Moser, vice president for Agricultural Administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), said he would step down as dean once his replacement is found.  He has agreed to stay on during a transitional period [...]

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Ray joins Direct Enterprises sales force

Direct Enterprises Inc., an independent provider of agricultural products and services, announces the addition of Mitch Ray to its sales team. Ray will be responsible for the sale of soybean genetics, seed treatments, inoculants and other seed treatment additives to independent seed companies in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. In addition, he will be selling [...]

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Schwartz gets NCGA scholarship

Jessica Schwartz, Farmdale, a first-year graduate student at Ohio State University specializing in horticulture and crop sciences, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). The NCGA Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program awarded five $1,000 scholarships during the 2011 Commodity Classic to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in [...]

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Montgomery SWCD honors Glander

Each year, the Ohio Association of Soil and Water Conservation District Employees (OASWCDE) recognizes a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) supervisor who has been an example of going above and beyond for the SWCD and the community, supporting the employees, and working for the best for the people they represent. This year, Montgomery SWCD’s [...]

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