Who in the world is the CFAES Alumni Society Board?

Brutus Sandiego

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society Board represents the voice of all alumni of the college. The board serves as a resource for all relations between college alumni and The Ohio State University Alumni Association and has representatives from every academic department, every region of Ohio, from out of state, and from the last three graduating classes. The group meets quarterly in addition to holding events throughout the year.

Get to know a few of our board members each month.Abby Campbell

Abby Campbell, Southeast Ohio Representative 

BSAGR ’19 Agriscience Education 
Agricultural Educator and FFA Advisor, Fort Frye High School 

Q: When you are not at work, what do you enjoy doing?  

A: When I am not at work, you can find me farming alongside my husband, Blake Campbell, a 2018 Ohio State graduate. We raise sheep and swine, and manage a roadside farm market that has pumpkins and flowers. I also enjoy gardening, running half marathons, trying out new Ohio wines, and traveling.

Q: What is your favorite CFAES memory? 

A: Thinking back to my time as a student in CFAES, a lot of my favorite memories involve Agricultural Education Society or the college Ambassador team. Ag Ed Society went on a Buck-I-SERV trip to Texas together in 2017, and our officer team would have meetings every week just to spend time in each other’s company. I also greatly enjoyed Ambassador retreats, giving tours to prospective students and families, and working in Room 100. In fact, I was at a set-up “work” meeting with Amy Jo Baughman when I was surprised by my tapping onto Homecoming Court!Peg McMahon

Dr. Peg McMahon, Horticulture and Crop Science Representative

BS ’70 Horticulture 
Faculty Emeritus, The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Q: When you are not at work, what do you enjoy doing? 

A: Gardening, hanging out at the family farm in Medina County with family (brother and cousins who grew up on the farm with me and their families). Visiting friends all over the U.S. and around the world.

Q: What is your favorite part of being on the CFAES Alumni Society Board? 

A: Being connected with so many Buckeyes and seeing all the wonderful things the Ag Alumni Award winners have done.

Q: What is your favorite CFAES memory? 

A: Hanging out in the old Hort greenhouses that were behind what is now Lazenby Hall with grad students and faculty listening to their stories and wondering what stories I’d have to tell someday.

To get to know more about the CFAES Alumni Society Board, click here.

To apply to be a board member using our rolling application, click here.