Advisory Council

Advisory Council

The vision and strategy for the FFMPI will be informed by a FFMPI Advisory Council. Council members are appointed by the Director of OSU Extension for a period of 4 years. The FFMPI Advisory Council is made up of representatives from the following groups:

The responsibilities of the Advisory Council are to: #1: Assist in developing the overall strategic plan for FFMPI and making periodical updates to the plan. #2: Provide input in the development and refinement of FFMPI’s Pattern of Administration. #3: Recommend benchmarks to measure FFMPI impact and effectiveness in education, research, and curriculum development. #4: Be an advocate and partner in securing external funding of FFMPI operations and programming.

Current Members of the Advisory Council 

Name
Representing
Term

David Civittolo

Interim Associate Dean and Director of OSU Extension

Tied to Appt

Dr. Amy Ando

Department Chair, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE)

Tied to Appt

Chris Zoller

Interim Assistant Director for Ag & Natural Resources (OSU Extension Representative)

2023-2025

Peggy Hall

OSU Extension Representative

2023-2024

Dr. Seungki Lee

CFAES Faculty Representative

2023-2026 

Dr. John Fulton

CFAES Faculty Representative

2023-2027 

Laura Lindsey

CFAES Faculty Representative

2023-2025

Tadd Nicolson

Ohio Corn & Wheat

2023-2027

Kirk Merritt

Ohio Soybean Association

2023-2027

Melanie Strait-Bok

Farm Credit Mid-America

2023-2026

Scott Higgins

Ohio Dairy Producers Association

2023-2025

Joe Shultz

OSU CFAES Alumni

2023-2024

Matt Heimerl

OSU CFAES Alumni

2023-2026

Ryanna Tietje

AEDE Undergraduate Student

2023-2024