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During a gathering to recognize retiring Ohio State University Dean Bobby Moser and his wife Pat, Ohioís food and farm community raised more than $900,000 to support students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
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 Moserís 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.
ďOhio 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,Ē said Jack Fisher, Ohio Farm Bureauís 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
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
$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