Dr. Peter SpikeDr. Peter W. Spike, Ph.D., age 78, Emeritus Associate Professor at The Ohio State University and passionate Holstein dairyman, passed away Wednesday Morning, April 17, 2019 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

His life not only centered on his faith and family, but also in educating and mentoring Ohio’s dairy youth.  He began his career in education at Michigan State University as an assistant professor and dairy Extension specialist. Over the next 30 plus years, he served as an area agent, Extension specialist, and associate professor with the dairy industry and animal sciences though The Ohio State University, retiring in 2004. Throughout his career, he was a teacher and friend to his numerous students and colleagues. During his tenure, he not only coached numerous successful 4-H and Collegiate Dairy Judging teams but also spent countless hours in service to dairy youth projects and events at the state and national levels. He contributed much to his professional field.

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