Heritage Cooperative Board of Directors
The Heritage Cooperative Board of Directors is made up of local, agricultural leaders, from one of four regions, who are recognized for their industry expertise, as well as economic and community development skills. The Board of Directors provide leadership of Heritage Cooperative’s current direction and initiatives, in addition to positioning the organization for future success and profitability for members.
George has a grain farming operation in Wyandot, Hardin, Hancock, and Seneca Counties. He and his wife, Deborah, have two sons; Kevin and Eric. Kevin, who is currently transitioning into their grain farming operation, is married to Lindsay and has two children. Eric is married to Brandiann and has one child. George was also a member of the board of directors for Farmers Commission Company before the consolidation which created Heritage Cooperative. George is the former President of Nelson Mfg, Nelson Trailers, and Blanchard Land Co. He graduated from the University of Findlay with a degree in Accounting and Economics.
Lamar and his wife Estell farm with his parents Lee and Mary in Trumbull County, near Lordstown. Crops grown include corn, beans, hay, and small grains. They also milk 65 registered Brown Swiss and Holstein cows, and are active in both the Brown Swiss and Holstein Associations. Lamar and Estell have two children, Louis (21), and Marlena (20), both at Ohio State. Lamar is a Mahoning County Farm Bureau member and has served 18 years on Agland’s Board.
Ken owns and operates a family farm with his wife, Janet and son, Alex, in the Muskingum River Valley of Washington County. They have a cow and calf operation selling Angus crossbred feeder calves and alfalfa hay. Ken has served on the Washington Landmark Board (Chairman) beginning in 1996; then the Green Valley Board (Chairman) beginning in 2002; and Agland Co-op Board (Secretary) since through 2014. He has BS and MS degrees from The Ohio State University in Agriculture Education and Ag Economics. He served as an NCO in the Pershing Missile System, US Army Europe. Along with farming he has professionally worked in management and loan administration for 18 years at Farm Credit Services of Mid-America and retired as the General Manager of Washington Electric Cooperative after 20 years of service. Ken and his wife, Janet have four grown children and two grandchildren. Ken is active in the Washington County Farm Bureau and serves on the Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Committee. He has served on the Marietta City School Board for six years and the Washington State Community College Board for six years. Furthermore, Ken chairs the Washington County Extension Advisory Committee.
Raymond operates Charles F. Bricker and Son Farms LLC near Salem, Ohio. He has three sons, whom are all grown. His farm consists of 1,800 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat. Raymond also hauls hay and straw and, in the past, was a director for the National Hay Association
Randy lives in Homeworth, Ohio with his wife Karen and children, Dustin (23) and Taylor (21). He is part of the Campbell Bros Inc., a family farm with his two brothers. Their 270-acre farm is mainly grain, with corn, beans, along with wheat and hay. The farm also consists of a 70 cow registered Holstein dairy operation. Karen works as an aide at a local school, Dustin works on the family farm, and Taylor is a senior at Kent State University.
Hardin County may be a small community, but Dennis represents a sixth generation farm and his ties run deep. As time permits, he performs electrical work on the side. He and his wife Brenda have farmed together for over 40 years, with the help of his children Melissa Rall, Andrew Comstock, and Bradley Comstock. He has four grandchildren, Aaliyah Comstock, Trenton Comstock, Ethan Rall, and Evan Rall. Dennis is a member of Amictia Lodge #79, the Blanchard Township Zoning Board and both he and his wife are members of Walnut Grove U.M. Church. In addition, he has volunteered to Clerk the Hardin Co. Jr. Livestock sale for many years.
Michael currently farms in the corners of Coshocton, Muskingum, and Licking counties. He is in a partnership with his brother where they raise corn, beans, wheat, and hay. In addition, he operates a cow and calf herd along with a feedlot. Michael participates in a contract hog-finishing barn as well.
Adam farms corn and soybeans in Champaign, Union, and Logan counties. He was past president of the Ohio Soybean Association. Adam earned a Bachelor of Science and Agriculture degree from Wilmington College and he and his wife have three young children.
Phil farms in Wyandot County with his son, who joined the operation four years ago. His father, though retired, still actively helps with the farm. Operations include growing corn and soybeans, producing maple syrup, and processing sand which is used mainly for dairy bedding. He is a widower, has three grown children and three grandchildren. Phil started on the Farmers Commission Board of Directors and moved to the Heritage Cooperative board. He has now been on the board for 12 years.
Kevin operates Henry Ag LLC near Middleburg, Ohio along with his wife and two young boys. He farms 700 acres of corn & soybeans and contracts two swine finishing barns. He is also an employee of the larger scale family farm which includes row crops and a dairy. Kevin was a past president of the Logan County Farm Bureau and is a member of the Middleburg U.M. Church. He is a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University.
Edward is married, has two adult children and seven grandchildren. Currently, he farms in the Northwest Delaware County, raising corn and soybeans. Edward served on the Champaign Landmark Board and then transitioned to the Heritage Cooperative Board after the merger. He also attends and is a member of the Delaware Bible Church.