Mark retired from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting, in February 2015. He is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and operated his mixed grain and livestock farm for 38 years. His previous off-farm work experience included agronomy sales and environmental responsibilities with Country Star Co-op; manure management specialist with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts; and consulting work with Land Stewards, LLC. He is a Certified Crop Advisor in good standing.
Mark resides north of Willard, Ohio, in Huron County, with his wife, Susan. They have two grown children and 3 grandchildren who keep them very busy. He is very much looking forward to the opportunity to interact with Nutrient Service Providers in the Western Lake Erie Basin and the full state of Ohio in their efforts to do their part to contribute to the health of our Lake Erie and surrounding waterways.