Buckeye People

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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Grewal receives OSU distinction

Parwinder Grewal, professor of entomology, was honored with The Ohio State University’s Distinguished Scholar Award. Grewal was among six Ohio State faculty members to receive the distinction at a ceremony on the Columbus campus. He is based in Wooster at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and also has an appointment with Ohio State [...]

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Brock joins Marion FSA

Molly Brock has been selected as the County Executive Director (CED) for the Marion County Farm Service Agency office. Brock graduated from Purdue University in 2003, with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication with a minor in communication. After graduation, she accepted a post graduate internship with Purdue University in the Department of Agricultural Communication. [...]

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Lal is OSU distinguished professor

Rattan Lal, a preeminent soil scientist in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), has been designated as a Distinguished University Professor — the highest faculty honor bestowed by the university upon individuals with exceptional records in teaching, research and service. A professor in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, Lal’s work focuses on carbon sequestration (the [...]

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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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