Saturday, July 29, 2017

Bob EvansBob Evans, who founded a retail sausage and family restaurant business and became one of the best-known Ohioans of the 20th century, died...

O.C. DukeOrland C. Duke, known as the “grand old man of agriculture” in the Medina County, Ohio, area, died May 11, 2002. Born in...

Don RupertDonald C. Rupert, whose innovative farm management and dairy breeding thinking inspired many, died April 21, 2009, He was 95.Rupert earned a...

Wayne T. DarlingWayne T. Darling, owner and publisher of Farm and Dairy, died Jan. 8, 2005. He became president of our parent company, Lyle...

Edwin CopelandEdwin Copeland, who served nearly 50 years as a cooperative weather observer for the National Weather Service, died Dec. 27, 2005. He was...

James F. CavanaughJames F. Cavanaugh, executive secretary of the American Jersey Cattle Club from 1956 to July 1, 1985, and the founding executive secretary...

Howard BrembeckHoward S. Brembeck, founder of Chore-Time, and later the Brock company, and whose inventions revolutionized livestock and poultry feeding, died Dec. 5, 2010,...

Harold L. SmithA champion of woodland management and forestry education, Harold L. Smith, died Oct. 30, 2007, at age 97.The Mahoning County, Ohio, resident...

Roy WallaceRoy Wallace, a founder of the national Beef Improvement Federation, died Jan. 20, 2008, while — fittingly — attending the National Western Livestock...

Eleven years ago, the dawn of the new year also heralded a new century. The country freaked out a little about the whole Y2K thing (none of the computers will know what to do with the new date and whole systems will shut down), but it didn’t happen. And technically, the 21st century didn’t begin until Jan. 1, 2001.

Now, we’re wrapping up the first decade in this new century, we thought it was only fitting to look back at great contributors to the agricultural community we mourned this first decade.
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