Stories by Bonnie Ayers

DairyPalooza: A vision becomes reality

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The vision, the goals, the super human effort came together for everyone at DairyPalooza Northeast held at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds.

Youth development: Perseverance takes practice, models

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Perseverance — now that is an excellent vocabulary word. The definition is summarized as the ability to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult.

Gearing up for World Dairy Expo

Thursday, October 2, 2014

As I write this article, it is the morning of the National 4-H and Intercollegiate Dairy Judging contests at World Dairy Expo.

Many thanks for another year of Ohio State Fair memories

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thank you to the parents, members and everyone else, for another great fair.

Don’t roll your eyes at others’ advice

Thursday, July 10, 2014

We are bombarded with advice from all directions. It comes first from our parents and family, and then it is spoken by friends, teachers, 4-H advisers, and other adults (like Extension educators!).

Spring Dairy Expo: It’s the relationships that count

Thursday, April 3, 2014

It is Monday and I am sitting amidst the rubble of my office space with little or no room to spare. Mounded beside me and on the floor and in the hallway are the leftovers from Spring Dairy Expo. Just one week ago today, I was pulling everything out, editing paperwork, and recalling what we […]

Knowledge is displayed in many ways

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Do not let a test score deter you from the power of the dream.

Show business gets in your blood

Thursday, November 21, 2013

In the musical Annie Get Your Gun, the lead character belts out the lyrics to There’s No Business Like Show Business. The key message is that folks in show biz stick together.

Ohio State Fair was more than ‘fairtastic,’ it was awesome

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

In our industry, we may market milk, but I still believe that our best “off the farm” product is our kids.

See you at the fairs with the language of friends

Friday, July 5, 2013

Most of my friends and coworkers clearly understand that I possess more of a creative mind than an intellectual one. I function on energy and ideas. Some of you may be shaking your heads in agreement, as you have witnessed me trying to decipher technology and something mechanical. However, these lack luster moments do not […]

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About Bonnie

Bonnie Ayers is a dairy program specialist at Ohio State University, coordinating all state 4-H dairy programs and coaching the OSU collegiate and 4-H dairy judging teams. She and her husband also own and operate a Brown Swiss and Guernsey cattle farm. In 1994, Bonnie was named Woman of the Year at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis.