Ohio State lawmaker Jim Buchy to retire
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Representative Buchy is the former President and CEO of Buchy Food Service in Greenville. Following his first stint in the House, Buchy served as Assistant Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and then on the leadership council and as policy director at the National Federation of Independent Business, where he received numerous business awards.
He has also been honored many times for his support for agriculture from groups such as the Farm Bureau, 4-Hand FFA. As a result of local collaboration and Rep. Buchy's leadership in the legislature, a pilot project in Cleveland and Cincinnati now brings 4-H and FFA to students in urban areas, providing them real-world knowledge of production agriculture. The program is accompanied by a pathway to college at Central State University, which now has a focus on preparing young people to teach agriculture in Ohio's schools.
"Educating young people on production agriculture is the best way to ensure we are able to keep our families and way of life in western Ohio intact,” Buchy said. "I will continue to work in favor of opportunity for agricultural education in all of Ohio's schools.”
Representative Buchy will have been in public service for 30 years upon the completion of this current term. This service has been in addition to the work with his family business. He will remain in Greenville with his wife of more than 50 years, Sharon, where they will enjoy time with their two grown children and their spouses along with numerous grandchildren. (Ohio State House of Representatives)