Outstanding Fair Supports

The Outstanding Fair Supporter and 

Director’s Award for Innovation and Excellence Awards Recognition Program 

In cooperation with the OFMA, the Ohio Department of Agriculture recognizes all individuals nominated for outstanding service by their respective fairs. Each nominee is declared the Outstanding Fair Supporter for their county and will receive recognition by Director Dorothy Pelanda. In addition to recognizing every Outstanding Fair Supporter nominee, a special Director’s Award for Excellence and Innovation will be given to selected nominees who have demonstrated forward-thinking achievements at our fairs. Possible categories for nomination include, but are not limited to: 

Creative Ag is Cool

Implementation Outstanding Youth Involvement

Boosting Attendance 
Capital Fairground Improvements

Increasing Exhibition Projects

Doing More with Less 
Lifelong Member Achievement 

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Robin Houlette

2020

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Owen Unkefer

2019

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Michael Conny

2018

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Bert Dawson

2017