Islers Named OFBF Excellence in Agriculture Finalist

For Immediate Release

November 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Scott and Tracie Isler of Prospect have been named as finalists for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Excellence in Agriculture Award, which recognizes successful people age 35 or younger who are involved in farming but whose primary occupations are not farming or owning an agricultural business.

The award is based on their involvement in agriculture and participation in Farm Bureau and other community organizations. The winner will be named during OFBF’s annual meeting Dec. 2 to 4 in Cincinnati.

Scott works as a swine production manager of a 600 sow farrow-to-finish operation. He manages production goals, breeding, sales and employee duties on a daily basis. Tracie is a 2nd grade teacher and also assists with many aspects of the operation, including advertising, customer service and record keeping. Scott and Tracie are very active in Farm Bureau and other commodity organizations. Scott currently serves on the Marion County Farm Bureau Board, and he and Tracie are past co-chairs of the OFBF Young Farmer Committee. The couple has three children.

The winner will receive an expense paid trip to the American Farm Bureau annual meeting in Seattle in January to represent Ohio in the national competition. The state winner will also receive a $1,000 technology package from OFBF, a John Deere Gator sponsored by Farm Credit Services of Mid America and $500 cash from Dodge Trucks. All state finalists also receive commemorative chime clocks from OFBF.


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