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Department of Animal Sciences


Dairy Science Hall of Service: 1960-1969


C.L. Blackman*

Educator, Extension agent

Born 1893. B.S. - University of Maine, 1916. M .S. - Iowa State College, 1917. Dairy Extension, Iowa, 1918-21. Has served Ohio dairymen long and well, especially in the introduction phases of artificial breeding. His advice to young men, "Never compromise with the truth as you see it. "


C.C. Hayden*

OARDC director; Charter member of ADSA

Born 1871. Charter member American Dairy Science Association; made honorary life member 1944; Chairman, Production Section 1926. Directed the dairy production research at Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station from 1911 to 1946. Published his first bulletin on Feeding Dairy Cows 1912. A practical diary researcher of international reputation. Died 1959.


Harry Patterson*

Jersey breeder; AI

Helped pioneer artificial breeding in Ohio as board director for the early organized Western Ohio Breeding Association. Later he served twelve years as a director of COBA and one year on the Executive Committee. President of Ohio Dairyman's Association, 1952-53. Bred Jerseys for 50 years.  Owner of the first registered Jersey in U.S., the result of artificial breeding. He never could say "No" to a friend in need of help.


Oscar Erf*

Educator; author; DHIA testing supervisor

Born in Huron county, Ohio. Bachelor of Science at Ohio State University 1899. Professor Kansas State College 1903-1907. Professor dairying Ohio State 1907-1940. Supervisor of Testing in Ohio. Highly popular lecturer and consultant. In the years when scientific agriculture was getting organized, his name was one of the best known in dairy circles in America. He often represented farmer interests before the Ohio Legislature. Author of many publications, including a book co-authored by Prof. Babock of milk-test fame.


Howard Ziegler*

Guernsey breeder; organizing president of NOBA

Breeder and owner of a fine herd of Guernsey Cattle.  For fourteen years, a director of the American Guernsey Cattle Club and the first and organizing president of N.O.B.A.  He has done much to promote the improvement of dairying in Ohio.


Russell Hoar*

Jersey Breeder

Nationally known Jersey breeder and winner of the coveted Master Breeder Award in 1962. His herd has won 22 Constructive Breeder Awards and developed many superior sires. Russell has heen a very ardent dairy supporter at the state level. He has been President of the Ohio Junior Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of the Ohio Dairyman's Association, member of the Central Ohio Milk Producers Council and other numerous state programs. Likewise, he has given generously of his time and talents to school, church, and other local activities of merit.


Fordyce Ely*


Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dairy Science, Ohio State University, 1947-63. Professor and Chairman of the Dairy Department, University of Kentucky, 1928-47. President of the American Dairy Science Association, 1947. Honored by the University of Mennesota, Outstanding Achievement Award, 1960. Originator of the Ohio State University Hall of Service, 1952 .


Paul Jackson*

Jersey breeder

Nationally known Jersey breeder, consultant, classifier, and winner of the Jersey Breed 's Distinguished Service Award, 1961. Paul won the Klussendorf Memorial Trophy, 1936, while manager of the Breezy Hill Farm, Cincinnati.  An early herdsman at Ohio State, Paul spent much time helping start young breeders in Ohio and many other states. He spent a period of time as Dairy Consultant  for McMillian Feeds and also herd advisor at Wilmington College.


R.R. Starbuck*

Guernsey breeder; Extension specialist and county agent

For nearly half a century, "Ray" Starbuck served Ohio dairying as a Guernsey breeder, D.H.I. Supervisor, County Agent, College Teacher, Extension Specialist, and then as a Holstein breeder. Through his efforts, the Dairy Service Units and a dynamic Ohio Dairyman's Asscociation program were developed . "Ray" exemplified the best qualities of student, teacher, advisor, dairyman, civic leader, husband and father in his many years of service to Ohio dairying.


Nelson Langel*

Ayrshire breeder

Born 1915. Nationally known Ayrshire Breeder - Nelson has given leadership to Ohio's Dairy Industry by effectively serving in various capacities, in the PDCA, Ohio Dairyman's Assoc., Ohio Ayrshire Breeders Assoc., the Central Ohio Milk Producers Assoc., the Ohio Farm Board, Local Government and Church. Many youth, local, state and national, have profitted from judging experiences by stopping at Scotch Haven Farms. The family, as owners of Scotch Haven Farms, Pataskala, have exhibited at the Ohio State Fair since 1926 and have won many championships, Premier Breeder and exhibitor Awards. On numerous occasions their herd received the Constructive Breeder Award - Top National Award.


James Cavanaugh*

Executive Secretary

Born 1917. Educated in Kansas including a degree from Kansas State College in Dairy Production, Jim has served and promoted many phases of the dairy industry including check testing, judging, showing, managing and writing (Assoc. editor Hoard's Dairyman; editor of Jersey Journal) and ultimately becoming Executive Secretary of American Jersey Cattle Club. Jim has had many noteworthy contributions in various capacities in the Dairy Shrine Club, The Purebred Dairy Cattle Assoc., The Natl. Soc. of Livcstock Records Assoc., The Natl. Brucellosis Committee, the American Dairy Science Assoc., and in many church, school and community activities.


Max Drake*

General Manager NOBA

Max was born January 5, 1910 at Montpelier, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1933. From 1934 to 1943, he served as a 4-H Club Agent and as Manager of Malabar Farm. In 1943, he became General Manager of the Northern Ohio Breeding Association to which he has given outstanding leadership in establishing one of the leading artificial insemination units in the United States. In addition, he has given unselfishly of himself in many community and business affairs.

*indicates deceased

Abbreviations: ADSA = American Dairy Science Association, AI = artificial insemination, COBA = Central Ohio Breeders Association, DFA = Dairy Farmers of America, DHI = Dairy Herd Improvement, MMI – Milk Marketing Incorporated, NOBA = Northern Ohio Breeders Association, OARDC = Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, USDA = United States Department of Agriculture, and VP = vice president.