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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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OPPC honors retiring Board members

The Ohio Pork Producers Council (OPPC) recently recognized three individuals who have served on the OPPC Board of Directors. Since 2007, each individual has served as a delegate at the Pork Industry Forum and were members of various OPPC committees. Mike Barhorst, Mansfield, is employed by Kalmbach Swine Management in …

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Select Sires honors Super Achievers

Select Sires honors Super Achievers Twenty-eight members of the Select Sires Inc. sales and service team from throughout North America have been named Super Achievers. This prestigious Select Sires achievement award is given to employees that demonstrate sales growth and provide exemplary service to their customers with a high level …

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SCI welcomes a new area seedsman

Seed Consultants, Inc., is pleased to announce that Lance Weaver has been named an area seedsman. In his new position Lance will cover Coshocton, Holmes, Knox, Muskingum, Morrow, Marion and Tuscarawas counties in Ohio. Raised near Coshocton, Oh., Lance has a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in business …

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It’s good to be the queen

By Matt Reese Last spring, my family had the opportunity to meet the first ever Ohio Wool Queen, Elaine Leightey, and her husband Franklin, from Upper Sandusky. Leightey was crowned in 1955 as the first queen. It was fun for my wife to meet Mrs. Leightey because Kristin was the Ohio …

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It's good to be the queen

By Matt Reese Last spring, my family had the opportunity to meet the first ever Ohio Wool Queen, Elaine Leightey, and her husband Franklin, from Upper Sandusky. Leightey was crowned in 1955 as the first queen. It was fun for my wife to meet Mrs. Leightey because Kristin was the Ohio …

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