Joe Cornely to be Inducted into Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame

Posted on April 30, 2020

Four Ohioans who have committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio farmers will be honored Friday, August 7 by the Ohio Agricultural Council, when they are inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame.   


Among them is Joe Cornely who began his communication career here at WKTN.


In 1998, Cornely was hired as the director of media relations at the Ohio Farm Bureau, where he was the voice of the organization for 20 years.


Cornely developed the radio show Town Hall Ohio as well as Our Ohio magazine.


He retired in 2019, leaving a legacy that will last for years to come.


The other inductees are Dr. Tony Forshey, of Hebron, Ohio, Larry R. Gearhardt, of Covington and Wendell L. Waters, of West Lafayette.

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