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Burch wins Ohio Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Danielle Burch of Salem is the winner of the 2017 Ohio Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals Discussion Meet. The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills. The final round of the competition was held during Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals …

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JD Equipment announces promotions

Ben Butcher has been promoted to Agricultural Sales Director and will lead JD Equipment’s strategy and execution for all agricultural equipment sales. Ben began his career with JD Equipment in 2009 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the Marion Store in 2013. Ben is a native of …

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Thompson-Weeman promoted to Vice President of Communications for the Animal Agriculture Alliance

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is pleased to announce the promotion of Hannah Thompson-Weeman to vice president of communications, effective January 1, 2017. In this position, Hannah will assume a greater management role over the communications outreach strategies for the Alliance, as well as the Alliance’s issues management initiatives and other …

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Snider attends annual agriculture educator conference

Carley Snider, from Felicity, attended the 2016 National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Selected from a pool of nationwide candidates, Snider was one of 24 pre-service agricultural education students who participated in the Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) symposium, five day professional development and networking event …

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OSU’s ATI announces new director

Access, affordability and excellence are three major reasons the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute’s incoming director sought the position. Kristina M. Boone, Communications and Agricultural Education department head in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University, will start her new role with ATI April 1, 2017. Located in …

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CIFT appoints Rebecca A. Singer as president and CEO

The governing board of the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT), the northwest Ohio affiliate of the Ohio Manufacturing Partnership, and a recognized leader in providing technical innovations and solutions to regional manufacturers with special expertise in the food processing industry, appointed Rebecca A. Singer as president and CEO effective …

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Hechmer to lead OFBF digital efforts

Rita Hechmer of Hilliard has been named director of digital marketing for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. She will be responsible for OFBF’s online community building activities including content marketing, membership engagement and sales. She also will be responsible for design of web and print materials. Hechmer has been employed by …

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