For Immediate Release
April 14, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) — Dr. Emily Buck of New Bloomington has received a Case IH Farmall 45A tractor for being a top three finalist in American Farm Bureau’s 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.
After winning Ohio Farm Bureau’s Excellence in Agriculture award, Buck received an expense-paid trip to American Farm Bureau’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Antonio to compete in the national contest. Case IH dealer Evolution Ag recently presented Buck with the tractor.
“Case IH is proud to support these outstanding individuals as they continue to pursue a future in the agriculture industry,” said Derek Hetrick, Case IH livestock product specialist. “At Case IH, we strive to provide the tools and resources to help young producers develop a strong foundation for their future.”
“Evolution Ag is proud to be part of the tractor presentation to Emily and a part of everything Farm Bureau does to promote good farm policy and good stewardship of land,” said Jim Henkel, general manager of Evolution Ag in Upper Sandusky.
Buck is an associate professor of ag communications at Ohio State University and the owner of Rustic Star Photography and Design. She and her husband John operate the farm that was started by John’s grandparents, with 1,000 acres of corn, wheat and soybeans. Emily also has restarted her sheep herd and hopes to grow that part of the operation.
Buck, who currently serves as Marion County Farm Bureau secretary, plans to use the tractor for cleaning out barns, spreading manure and pulling wagons for hay rides during educational tours that they host at their farm.
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