Henry County Agriculture Hall of Fame

Henry County Agriculture Hall of Fame

2004 – Daris Mohler, Allen Clady, Jay Huddle

2005 – Bob Cole, Earl Stober, Elmer Cohrs, John J. Miller

2007 – Paul H. Pfau, Leo L. Zenz, Ralph E. Young

2008 – Marten Luther Howell, Walter Seedorf, Earl Short, William Oedy

2009 – Theodore A. Fritz, Robert L. Baker, Albert E. Huber, Lowell G. Leatherman

2010 – George Little, James Bowers, Victor Damman, Victor Sonnenberg

2011 – Henry W. Seedorf, E.H. Bond, Lawrence W. Gerken, Lynn Geitgey

2012 – Robert McLimans, Ervin Meyer, Lawrence C. Gerken Sr., Raymond Rickley

2013 – Gene H. Meller, Eugene E. Rosebrook, Paul J. Schlotterbeck, Mary Ann Creager

2014 – Merle & Betty Bishop, James Homan, Darwin Beck, Johney Ritz

2015 – Larry Agler, Elmer Hastedt, Jack Lugbill, Ed Rosebrook, Jr.

2016 – Jerry R. Davis, Clarence D. Huddle, Eric Klein, Doug Powell

2017 – Lawrence C. Gerken Jr., Walter Delventhal, Eldon Cohrs, Dr. Douglas Burgei

2018 – Theodore “Ted” W. Baughman, Emerson R. Brinkman, Leonard “Bud” Hatcher, John Rohrs

2019 – Donald Maassel, Otto Miller, Jr., John Rettig, Bert Showman

2020 – No recipients named in 2020

2021 – Charles E. Griffith, Arthur Gustwiller, Jr., Laura Rolf, Richard & Esther Storch

2022 – Glenn W. “Sandy” Kieffer, Michael K. Miller, Jerry & Brenda Rosebrock, Thomas Wolf

2023 – Jan R. Leaders, J. Scott Miller, John Schwiebert, Steven J. Roby

APPLICANTS SOUGHT:

The Henry County Farm Bureau and Henry County Fair Board are once again sponsoring the Henry County Agriculture Hall of Fame Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions by an individual to agriculture.

Applications are available from the Henry County Farm Bureau Office, the Extension Office, the Henry County Fair Office and on this page. Applications are due by July 1 of each year. For more information, contact the Henry County Fair Office at 419-592-9096.

GUIDELINES:

The purpose of the Henry County Agriculture Hall of Fame is to recognize outstanding contributions by an individual to agriculture. Annual awards to the Hall of Fame will honor men or women who have made outstanding contributions to agriculture. In 2014, the committee added couples as a way to submit nominees. They are considered one
recipient, if selected.

Recipients of the awards made in any year may not exceed four.

1.) Farmer or breeder- one who has made his/her/their major contribution from the land and the products thereof.

2.) Agriculture- Related activity- Agri-Business/Ag Education/Ag Industry
Number of awards made in any year may not exceed 4 including the number of posthumous awards. Recipients must have made their major contributions in Ohio, and should have had long tenure in their field of endeavor, preferably over 25 years and shall have a solid Henry
County connection. Applications must have details for the committee to know what the contributions have been.

Nominations may be made by any individual or organization in Ohio by completing a nomination form* and returning it to the Agriculture Hall of Fame Committee, at the Henry County Farm Bureau Office or the Henry County Fair Office or by email to jpoulson@pettisvilleschools.org, by July 1 of each year.

All nominations must be submitted on a properly prepared form. Such forms will be printed and available through the Agriculture Hall of Fame Committee via the Fair and Farm Bureau offices.

Selection each year will be made by the Henry Co. Hall of Fame Committee. The decision of the judges shall be final, and is usually completed in mid-July each year and
letters are sent to all applicants. Applicants not selected are retained for review the next year(s) and can be resubmitted with greater detail if desired.

The Henry Co. Agriculture Hall of Fame Committee will cooperate with the Henry Co. Agriculture Society in arranging a suitable time, place and method for the awards presentation.
The award shall be determined by the Hall of Fame Committee, with proper citation.

Henry County Agriculture Hall Of Fame Application