Stan Smith, Ohio State University Extension, received the Industry Service Award from the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association during their annual meeting on January 21.
This award is presented each year to an individual who has contributed to the betterment of Ohio’s beef cattle industry. Recipients of the award are selected based on actions they have taken throughout their career in academia, Extension, government, agri-business, etc.
Long-time editor of the Ohio Beef Cattle Letter, Stan Smith’s interest in cattle began at a young age growing up on his family’s farm in Canal Winchester. Stan has worked for Ohio State University Extension in Fairfield County since 1986, and has been a member of the OSU Beef Team since its inception nearly 25 years ago. Throughout his time with Extension and the OSU Beef Team, Stan has coordinated a weekly newsletter providing information about the latest research and updates in the beef industry to beef producers across the state. Stan was also a part of the OCA Board of Directors that took the initiative to ask for a second dollar on the beef Checkoff. Recently, he received an ODA appointment to serve on the Ohio Beef Council.