Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University
The Dairy Science Hall of Service was initiated in 1952 to recognize worthy men and women who have made a substantial and noteworthy contribution toward the improvement of the dairy industry of Ohio, elevated the stature of dairy farmers, or inspired students enrolled at the Ohio State University. The 2018 inductees were recognized on April 13 at the Department of Animal Sciences ‘Celebration of Excellence’ held at the Animal Sciences Building on campus.
Roger Tedrick grew up in Barnesville, OH and received his BS and MS in agricultural economics from The Ohio State University. While in college, he worked at Superior Dairy in Canton, Ohio. He then accepted a position as a field supervisor for Milk Marketing, Inc., now known as Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). In 1999, he joined the Dairy Division at the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). He was a registered sanitarian and served as Plant Section Head. In 2008, he became Assistant Chief of the Dairy Division, in 2010 was named as active Chief of the Department, and then was named Chief in 2011, a role he continues in today.
Roger has been very active in the CFAES Alumni Association, having served as President of the organization. He annually hosts OSU students to the Dairy Division to describe the role the Department plays in insuring the quality and safety of Ohio’s milk supply. He has been very active in the state and national dairy industry. He is an Executive Board Member of the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) and vice-chair of the NCIMS Appendix N Committee; he has been a member of the Ohio Association of Food Protection; and a member of the OSU Food Science and Technology External Advisory Board.
“Roger has a deep-seeded commitment to the dairy industry”, wrote one of the nominators. The recognition provided as a recipient of the Dairy Hall of Service acknowledges Roger for his commitment to the Ohio and US dairy industry for ensuring milk safety and in continually supporting the education of students interested agriculture.
Emeritus Professor Dr. Cameron Thraen has made significant impact in the field of dairy economics for students, faculty, and the dairy industry in Ohio and across the US. In the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, he had a 45% appointment as the Ohio State University Extension Specialist in Dairy Markets and Policy, a 25% teaching appointment, and a 30% research appointment.
In his position as Extension specialist, his educational responsibilities included the dissemination of economic and policy research. He was an active member of the Ohio State Extension Dairy Team. Dr. Thraen was a regular presenter for the yearly Ag Outlook program held throughout Ohio. He maintained an updated web site and wrote regularly in numerous agricultural publications on dairy markets, prices, and policy.
Dr. Thraen's teaching responsibilities included AEDE 3102: Principles of Agribusiness Marketing; AEDE 4002: Quantitative Analysis for Agribusiness; a graduate level course AEDE 6120: Quantitative Analysis II Applied Mathematical Optimization; and teaching the milk marketing course.
The recognition provided as a recipient of the Dairy Science Hall of Service Award acknowledges Dr. Thraen’s many contributions to the dairy industry and the training of OSU students.