Rep. Gibbs named Wheat Leader of the Year

U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs, a member of Ohio State ATI’s first graduating class in 1974, received the 2014 Wheat Leader of the Year Award from the National Association of Wheat Growers at the annual Wheat Industry Winter Conference in Washington, D.C. The group’s president, Paul Penner, a Kansas farmer, presented the award on Jan. 28 in Rep. Gibbs’ office.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the National Association of Wheat Growers,” Gibbs said. “As a farmer, I appreciate all the work this organization does for the agriculture community. Our nation’s farmers provide high-quality, safe and affordable food for American families, and as the Chairman of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee and a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I am committed to ensuring they have the resources they need.

“I look forward to working with the Wheat Growers Association in the future and thank (them) for honoring me with this award.”