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Pickaway County Farmer Participates in OCW’s Emerging Leader Summit


DELAWARE, Ohio (April 9, 2024) – Liza Musselman, a dedicated farmer from Orient, Ohio, recently took part in Ohio Corn & Wheat’s (OCW) Emerging Leader Summit, a dynamic two-day program aimed at empowering growers with essential skills in leadership, communication, and advocacy. Musselman was among the 10 participants selected from various regions across the state of Ohio.

Tadd Nicholson, the executive director of Ohio Corn & Wheat, emphasized the significance of the summit in nurturing industry leaders. “The Emerging Leaders Summit provides a platform to enhance the capabilities of our agricultural leaders, building upon their existing skills acquired through hands-on experience,” Nicholson remarked. “We are delighted to have Liza as part of this year’s cohort, showcasing her genuine dedication to the agricultural sector.”

Musselman brings a wealth of experience to the table, having served as a past co-chair of the Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agriculture Professionals state committee, and chair of the Pickaway County Community Foundation Agriculture Fund. Additionally, she has actively participated in programs such as the American Soybean Association’s Corteva Agriscience Young Leader initiative. Alongside her husband Bennett and his parents, Musselman operates a farm in Pickaway County, cultivating corn, soybeans, and wheat.

During the summit, Musselman delved into various aspects of membership organizations, commodity checkoff programs, and policy issue priorities. She also had the opportunity to explore the Ohio Statehouse, engaging in discussions with State Senator Tim Schaffer, and gaining insights into the processes of influencing public policy.

Farmers eager to partake in next year’s Emerging Leader Summit are encouraged to reach out to Marlene Eick at [email protected] for further information.

Musselman’s participation in the summit underscores the commitment of Ohio’s agricultural community to continuous growth and development, ensuring a vibrant and sustainable future for the industry.