For Immediate Release
September 9, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Dr. Emily Buck of New Bloomington has been named winner of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2013 Excellence in Agriculture Award. The award recognizes successful young agricultural professionals who are actively contributing and growing through their involvement with Farm Bureau and agriculture.
Buck will receive an expense-paid trip to San Antonio to compete in the national contest during the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in January. She also will receive a John Deere Gator courtesy of Farm Credit Services Mid-America and a $1,000 technology package sponsored by OFBF.
An associate professor of ag communication at Ohio State University, Buck and her husband John farm 1,000 acres of soybeans, wheat and corn and raise Southdown sheep. Buck is also the owner of Rustic Star Photography and Design.
Young Agricultural Professionals conference, Washington, D.C. Trip, Ag Day at the Capitol and annual meeting are just a few of the statewide activities Buck has been involved in, as well as many local activities. She currently serves as secretary of Marion County Farm Bureau and is the past secretary and communication action team leader for Pickaway County. She has degrees from Ohio State University and University of Florida, and has received numerous awards for her teaching and work as a professor.
Other finalists in the Excellence in Agriculture contest were Cindy and Dan Sturgil of Piqua and Luke and Lyn Rhonemus of Winchester.
Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals are 18 to 35, singles and married, who farm or work in related industries and are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. To learn more visit ofbf.org.
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