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Overholt honored with Outstanding Guernsey Youth Award
June 24, 2015

Marshall Overholt of Big Prairie, Ohio is this year’s recipient of the American Guernsey Association’s National Outstanding Youth Award. The award was presented June 19 as part of the National Guernsey Convention and 139th Annual Meeting in Walnut Creek, Ohio.

DSC_1016Overholt is the 21-year-old son of Sue Overholt. He is active on Springhill Farm, owned by the Lang family, where he has worked since his junior year of high school. Overholt recently obtained an Associate Degree at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in Dairy Production and Management. Photo Courtesy of AGA.

Overholt has long been involved in raising and exhibiting livestock. During his 10 years of 4-H, he exhibited three species at the Ohio State Fair and 10 different animal projects at his county fair. His involvement in 4-H, FFA, numerous sports and other high school activities, as well as his commitment to the Guernsey cow earned him this achievement.

In his future, Overholt hopes to continue to work at Springhill and help the herd improve. “I want to establish a foundation for the future and pave a road that will incorporate both the farm and my family. I hope that someday I will be able to be part of a farm that is recognized as one of the best herds in the world,” he said.

The American Guernsey Association is based in Columbus, Ohio and is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of Guernsey dairy cows and products.



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