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Kasler joins Farm Bureau staff

Ashley Kasler of Athens has been named organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau. She will work with leaders and members of the Athens-Meigs, Gallia and Lawrence County Farm Bureaus as they address issues important to members and their communities. Kasler grew up on a crop and livestock farm in Highland …

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Ohio leaders taking on national soybean roles

Hancock County soybean farmer John Motter moved into the role of immediate-past Chairman of the United Soybean Board (USB) and Bret Davis of Delaware County was elected to the Governing Committee of the American Soybean Association (ASA). Davis was elected during the December board meeting to the ASA Governing Committee. …

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Kettler named Indiana Director of Agriculture

Indiana’s Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch recently announced Bruce Kettler — an experienced member of the agriculture community — will serve as the new director of Indiana State Department of Agriculture effective Jan. 8, 2018. Kettler most recently operated as the director of public relations for Beck’s Hybrids, where he also …

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Dotterer appointed to United Soybean Board

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 19 members and 3 alternate members to serve on the United Soybean Board. The producers from around the country appointed to serve three-year terms included Dave Dotterer from Rittman, Ohio. “I truly appreciate the time and expertise that these individuals have agreed …

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Bane-Welker hires a new salesman

Bane-Welker Equipment is proud to introduce George Wilson to the Eaton sales team. George will be covering counties in extreme western Ohio and eastern Indiana. He has been working as a leasing agent and consultant in those same areas. George has 17 years of experience in the ag equipment business, …

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Burch completes Farm Bureau communications program

Danielle Burch of Salem, president of the Columbiana County Farm Bureau, is one of 15 national farm and ranch leaders honored as graduates of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 11th annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp. The group was recognized after completing an intensive three-day course featuring sessions on working with …

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards scholarships

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently awarded scholarships to recipients pursuing further education in an agriculture-related industry. Scholarships were awarded in amounts between $1,000-$2,200. Recipients receive the award after their first academic term at their listed college or university. Cindy Hollingshead Scholarship Fund: Established in 2011, the objective of the fund …

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