Benjamin Logan FFA Agricultural Communications Team members Libby Zoldak, Kelsey Lininger, Joel Penhorwood, and Heather Bleininger attend the Opening Ceremonies at the Ohio State Fair on July 27, 2011. The students attended to gain a better understanding of the working of press conferences and responsibilities of agricultural communicators.
Prior to the ceremonies, students watched the performances of the All Ohio State Fair Band and Youth Choir. The Junior Fair Board President, Suzie McMullen welcomed fairgoers. She also introduced the Commissioners, Miss Ohio, Ohio Fairs Queen Lara Staples, and the General Manager, Virgil Strickler. Strickler gave remarks about the past and present Ohio State Fairs. At the conclusion of his remarks, he introduced
Governor Kasich. Governor Kasich also gave a few remarks and then along with his family, directors, and others he officially opened the fair with the ribbon cutting ceremony.
After opening ceremonies, Governor Kasich, First Lady Karen Kasich, Emma Kasich, Reese Kasich, General Manager Virgil Strickler, Ohio Expositions Commissioners, Miss Ohio, and Ohio Fairs Queen toured the fair while being followed by the media (including the Agricultural Communications Team). … Continue reading Read More »