The purpose of the Hancock County Agriculture Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor outstanding contributions to agriculture by Hancock County people.
2018 inductees were honored at an Annual Agriculture Hall of Fame Banquet - "The Farmer's Share Breakfast". The 2018 breakfast was held March 15 at Brugeman Lodge,(located east of Findlay in the Riverbend Recreation Area).
John B. Motter, Dave Reese, Mervin Alexander Sr. (Posthumous) and Donald Flanagan (Posthumous) were inducted into the Hancock County Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2017.
Annual awards will be made to individuals who have been instrumental to the success and excellence of agriculture, either as a farmer or in an agriculturally related field. The number of awards made each year may not exceed four, and the number of posthumous awards will not exceed two of the four awards. The number of awards presented each time (from none to four), will be determined by the Hancock County Hall of Fame Committee.
Award Categories: The award may be given in either of two categories Producer/Breeder OR Agricultural Related.
Candidates chosen for nomination must have made their major contribution to agriculture primarily as a result of being born, growing up, living in, or beginning their career in Hancock County. The goal is to have at least 25 years experience in agriculture.
Hall of Fame nominations may be submitted by an individual or organization by completing the nomination form and submitting to OSU Extension Hancock County, 7868 CR 140 Suite B, Findlay OH 45840. Deadline for making nominations is February 6, 2019.
Link to the Hancock Ag Hall of Fame Nomination Form - Please note: this is a pdf form designed to allow you to click fields and type in your information. However, the form must be opened with Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat in order for this feature to work correctly. You should be able to tab from field to field and then type in information. Be sure to print out your finished version for submission. The "Clear Form" button is for if you make so many mistakes that you want to start over. It will clear information from every field.
Photos of inductees are displayed in the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center. Further recognition may be given throughout the year at special county events such as the Hancock County Fair.