The new director of government affairs for The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has a background in agriculture and a proven track record of advocacy for the industry.
Adam Ward, who is expected to begin his new role with the college March 6, has spent the last seven years at the Ohio Soybean Association, most recently as its executive director.
Prior to that, Ward worked within the legislative and executive branches of Ohio's government. And he was raised on on a family farm that grew corn, hogs and soybean in Champaign County.
Ward succeeds Dr. Gwen Wolford, who retired recently after 34 years with the college.