Two New Members Appointed to the Ohio Wildlife Council
Farmers from Brown and Carroll counties to serve on council
COLUMBUS, OH – Kim R. Davis, Carrollton, and Timothy W. Ratliff, Winchester, were appointed by Governor Strickland to a four-year term to the Ohio Wildlife Council, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.
Both Davis and Ratliff will serve until 2014. Davis replaces Gary Grant of Continental. Ratliff replaced the retiring Howard L. Calhoun of Akron.
Davis is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Animal Science. She is a state trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau, representing District 13 which includes Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties. She also serves on the American Farm Bureau Association’s Beef Commodity Advisory Committee. Davis and her husband Todd operate Cattlecreek Farm in Carroll County, raising feeder cattle and hay. The Davis’ have three children and the family enjoys being outdoors and showing livestock in local, state and national shows.
Ratliff is a Brown County farmer raising beef cattle, swine, grain crops, tobacco, sunflowers, hay and freshwater shrimp. He is a member of the Brown County Farm Bureau and has served on the boards of the Brown County Fair, Brown County Pork Producers and the National Wild Turkey Federations’ Ohio River Longbeards Chapter. He served on the Farm Services Agency State Committee for eight years. Ratliff and his wife Betty Jo have four children and one grandson. Ratliff and his family enjoy camping along with deer and turkey hunting.
The Ohio Wildlife Council is an eight-member board that approves all ODNR Division of Wildlife proposed rules and regulations. Appointed by the Governor, no more than four members may be of the same political party and two of the council members must represent agriculture. Each term of office is four years.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at www.ohiodnr.com.
For further information, contact:
Jim Marshall, ODNR Division of Wildlife
614. 265. 6302
Vicki Mountz, ODNR Division of Wildlife
614. 265. 6393
Heidi Hetzel-Evans, ODNR Media Relations
614. 265. 6860