During the annual meeting Aug. 16, Greene County Farm Bureau inducted two pillars of agriculture into the Greene County Hall of Fame. Farm Bureau is honored to participate in this program and recognize those who dedicate a lifetime to bettering their communities through agrarian pursuits.
Craig Corry is a true professional when it comes to agriculture. He has worked to help improve the lives of many farm families and has served Greene County for more than 31 years. As an educator, Corry excelled in providing leadership to area youth and was able to draw upon his vast experience as a farmer to further deepen students’ understanding of the industry. He is a role model for young people interested in pursuing a career in agriculture.
In addition to educating, Corry is a member of the Greene County and Ohio Cattleman’s Associations, filled many leadership roles within Farm Bureau, American Angus Association, American Maine-Anjou Association, and Greene County FFA Alumni Association. In 1993 Corry was awarded Greene County Cattleman of the Year.
Corry was nominated by Gerald Mahan of Xenia.
Donald Ferguson was inducted posthumously. He served the agricultural community of Greene County for more than 50 years and was an outstanding farmer who led by example. Ferguson was a constant innovator and was one of the first in Greene County to practice no-till crop production. He helped to promote conservation practices and no-till farming as a way to save soil and water resources for future generations. His passion for agriculture led him to serve on the SWCD Board and was a past president of Greene County Farm Bureau.
Ferguson graduated from Cedarville High School in 1936 and was a lifelong resident of Clifton Road. He was known for honesty and integrity in business and in his personal life to everyone that knew him.
Ferguson was nominated by his son Virgil Ferguson of Xenia.
Herman Randall is an exemplary citizen of Greene County. Throughout his life Randall demonstrated humility and showed himself to be a pillar of community mindedness. His friendly, customer first attitude lead him to successes in farming, the feed business, and the insurance business. His advice for a young man today is, “Stay positive and never look back. Don’t go overboard. When things go well you don’t want to go overboard.”
While a constant philanthropist in local government, his church and civic organizations, and business spheres his true passion is farming. Since taking his first job in 1937 he serves as a reminder that nothing is a substitute for hard work and faith.
Randall was nominated by Kent Campbell of Cedarville.