State Ag director leaves post
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state’s longest-serving agriculture director made great strides in raising the department’s profile but has a mixed record in keeping farms from harming the environment, supporters and critics say.
Fred Dailey, 61, is leaving the Agriculture Department after 16 years when Democrat Ted Strickland takes over as governor on Jan. 8. Gov. George Voinovich, a Republican, hired him in 1991.
He had served as Indiana’s agriculture director and worked for the Ohio Beef Council and the Ohio Cattleman’s Association. Voinovich’s successor, Republican Bob Taft, signed him up for another eight years in 1998.