Annual Banquet for the Buckeye Dairy Club and the Department of Animal Sciences

Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Extension Dairy Specialist, The Ohio State University

The Annual Banquet for the Buckeye Dairy Club and the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University was held on May 8 at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City.  It is held annually for recognizing students for their accomplishments as scholarship recipients, their involvement in co-curricular activities such as the OSU Dairy Cattle Judging Team and the Dairy Challenge, and their activities in the Buckeye Dairy Club; recognition by faculty and staff in the Department of Animal Sciences; and induction of dairy leaders into the Dairy Science Hall of Service. The scholarship winners were: AGS - Clair Jones – Chad Riethman; Lemmermen – Kevin Jacque; COBA/Select Sires Wallace Erickson –Stephanie Neal; Dairy Farmers of America – Jason Hartschuh; Wayne and Jane Dalton –Teresa Smith; Bob Gano – Sara Scheerer; Genex, Inc., Merle Starr –Laura Gordon; Ohio Agribusiness Association – Matthew Borchers; Salisbury – Andrew Lefeld; Ludwick – Linda Brahler; McMunn – Alissa Hunter, Rebecca Lehane, Laura Gordon, Kevin Jacque, and Andy Lefeld; Brakel – Kirk Massey; and H.E. & Florence Kaeser – Jason Miley and Greg Heiby.

The recognition to Buckeye Dairy Club members included: Outstanding Freshman – Ashlee Dietz; Outstanding Sophomore – Jason Hartschuh; Outstanding Junior – Andy Lefeld; and Outstanding Senior – Ryan Langenkamp. The Prestigious Member Award (plaque plus $500 scholarship) was granted to Kevin Jacque. The 2010 officers for the Buckeye Dairy Club are: President - Stephanie Adams; First Vice-President – Jason Hartschuh; Second Vice-President – Linda Brahler; Recording Secretary – Rachel Foureman; Corresponding Secretary – Hannah Thompson; Treasurer – Andy Lefeld; Assistant Treasurer – Kevin Jacque; CFAES Student Council Representative – Teresa Smith; and Web Page -  Stephanie Neal.

Another highlight of the program was the induction of Mr. Tom Fleming (Harrod, OH), Mr. Bernie Heisner (Hilliard, OH), and Dr. Bernie Erven (Columbus, OH) into the Dairy Science Hall of Service. These three men have made major contributions to Ohio’s dairy industry – our THANKS to them for their many years of dedicated service.