2017 CDE and Proficiency Sponsors (updated 3.24.17)
PLATINUM ($50,000 +)
Ohio Corn & Wheat works to create opportunities for long-term Ohio corn and small grower profitability and houses two checkoffs and one membership-based organization. The Ohio Corn Checkoff and Ohio Small Grains Checkoff work to develop and expand markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and wheat, respectively. The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association is a membership organization advocating for supportive public policy on behalf of its farmer members.
The Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) is a non-profit statewide trade organization representing more than 600 Ohio egg, chicken, and turkey farmers. These individuals are integral members of their local communities and are committed to providing high-quality, safe and affordable product to consumers. Ohio's egg and poultry farmers are equally committed to being good neighbors, reliable operators and responsible stewards of the environment.
Brighter Days Foundation provides funding and resources to deserving projects and organizations whose missions match Jason and Ellie Day's desire to help families in need. Brighter Days Foundation exists to ensure everyone has a chance for a brighter day and a brighter future.
Farm Credit Mid-America is an agricultural lending cooperative owned and controlled by our customers. They are one of the largest associations within the Farm Credit System. With more than 1,100 employees, they serve nearly 100,000 customers throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Haviland Drainage Products provides superior drainage materials and service to the customer. An excellent product and superior service for a competitive price in today's market will continue to be our goal.
The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) is comprised of nearly 5,000 owners and trainers who race Thoroughbreds in Ohio. It is an affiliate of the National HBPA headquartered in Lexington, KY.
The Nationwide Foundation's mission is "to improve the quality of life in communities in which a large number of Nationwide members, associates, agents and their families live and work." Through Nationwide's Community Impact Model, the foundation assesses the needs in our community and awards grants that support organizations that provide emergency and basic needs, crisis stabilization, personal and family empowerment and community enrichment.
The mission of the Ohio Department of Agriculture is to protect Ohio citizens by ensuring the safety of the state's food supply, to maintain the health of Ohio's animals and plant life, and to create economic opportunities for Ohio's farmers, food processors and agribusinesses.
Titan Tire Corporation, a subsidiary of Titan International, Inc., is one of North America's largest manufacturers of off-highway tires. Titan's tire production facilities are located in Freeport, Illinois, Bryan, Ohio, and Des Moines, Iowa, which also serves as the headquarters for the tire group. The company manufactures two distinct brands, Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires, known for their quality craftsmanship, unique tread designs and excellent durability.
CHS, is a farmer-owned cooperative working to help America's Farmers be more successful. CHS values include a tradition of partnership and shared success. We build lasting and mutually rewarding customer relations. We manage our business safely and with the highest integrity. We're responsible stewards in our communities. Just as importantly, we value our people and their innovative spirit.
Heritage Cooperative, Inc. is a member-owned cooperative founded in 2009 by the consolidation of Champaign Landmark, Inc. of Urbana and The Farmers Commission Company of Upper Sandusky. Heritage serves the agricultural needs of farmers and residents in a 20 county area in central Ohio, extending from Hardin and Wyandot counties to the North and Pickaway and Madison counties to the South. The cooperative includes 30 locations and serves over 3,500 farmer members and over 4,000 rural and urban customers.
At Land O'Lakes, Inc. we are proud to play a leading role in the farm-to-market process. We produce a variety of innovative products, are home to value-added brands and are a trusted partner to many of the nation's top food companies and manufactures. We're committed to providing commercially viable, economically sustainable food and agricultural systems in our communities and throughout the world. We continually strive to be one of the best food and agricultural companies of our era.
Founded in 1919, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation works to create a partnership between farmers and consumers. Their mission is to create a partnership between farmers and consumers that meets consumer needs and ensures agricultural prosperity in a global marketplace. Ohio Farm Bureau's Core Purpose is: Working Together for Ohio's Farmers.
Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. is the leading agricultural and energy cooperative located in Ohio, spanning from the Ohio River to Lake Erie. Sunrise is 100 percent farmer owned and it is our commitment to bring innovative solutions to the challenges our customers face. Our investment in our people and our facilities allows us to provide the best solutions for our member-owners. We know you have choices in the products and services you want, which is why we are tightly focused on your needs. Our team-based approach to customer service gives you access to the full range of knowledge and experience within the cooperative. At Sunrise, we strive to offer you the best choices delivered by the best team.
American Dairy Association Mid-East
Animals for Life Foundation
Anthony Wayne FFA
Bernard and Jean Scott, Agricultural Incubator Foundation.org
Bob's Tree Farm
Brookside Consultants of Ohio, Inc.
Cargill Grain and Oilseed
COBA Select Sires
Cooper Family Foundation
Dairy Farmers of America
Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District
Farm and Dairy
Fulton County Jr. Livestock Sale Committee
Global Impact STEM Academy
Haviland Plastics Products
John and Cheryl Juhasz
Kiko Auctioneers & Realtors
Mayer Farm Equipment
Midwest Dairy Foods
Ohio Ag Council
Ohio AgriBusiness Association
Ohio Cattlemen's Association
Ohio Cattlewomen's Association
Ohio Corn Marketing Program
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
Ohio FFA Alumni
Ohio National Farmers Organization
Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association
Ohio Pork Producers Council
Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives
Ohio Seed Improvement Association
Ohio Sheep and Wool Program
Ohio State Grange
Ohio's Country Journal
Oles and Associates, CPA
Rump Seeds, Inc.
Seed Consultants, Inc.
United Producers, Inc.
University of Northwestern Ohio