OFBF President Steve Hirsch joins Pat and Bobby Moser at a recent event that launched the Moser Scholars Program.

Supporters celebrate accomplishments of Bobby and Pat Moser

Buckeye Farm News

The event, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau, was the first step in a $5 million fundraising effort to support the newly launched Moser Scholars Program, which celebrates Moser’s accomplishments as the longest-tenured dean at Ohio State. 

The program aims to educate and train future generations of leaders for agriculture and related industries.  It will support scholarships, study abroad opportunities, experiences beyond the classroom and involvement with distinguished researchers and educators.

“Ohio Farm Bureau is proud to be a part of an effort to prepare a new generation to enter the work force. Bobby and Pat Moser have always put students first, and this program will build upon that legacy,” said Jack Fisher, Ohio Farm Bureau’s executive vice president and an Ohio State trustee.   

For more than 20 years, Dr. Moser led CFAES as it transitioned beyond traditional agriculture to include high science with special emphasis on production efficiency, economic stability, environmental compatibility and social responsibility. During that time he led efforts to strengthen research, teaching and outreach.

Leading donors from the Moser Scholars kickoff event

Dean’s List

More than $30,000

Nationwide, The J.M. Smucker Company, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio Soybean Council, Tim and Jenny Smucker and Dan and Lisa Wampler

Doctorate

$20,000 – $30,000

The Andersons, Bob Evans Farms, Inc., Cliff and Shirley Bowser, John and Francille Firebaugh, Art and Judy Hecker, Jim and Nancy Patterson, Bob and Peggy Scherer, Don and Jane Schriver

Photo by Jodi Miller

Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.