John M. Stackhouse

John M. Stackhouse, Huron County, has served Ohio agriculture for the past 32 years. For the last 29 years, he has supervised the operation of the Humphrey Farm, producing 1,300 acres of corn, soybeans and small grain for certified seed and popcorn. He became involved with local politics as precinct committeeman and held various offices in his county political organizations. He directed the Ohio Department of Agriculture for 16 years, the longest tenure of any Ohio director. As director, he was recognized in Ohio and the Nation as an authority in Agricultural Policy and Agribusiness. He served as President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, the only Ohioan in its 64 year history. Between his terms as Director of Ohio Agriculture, he worked as Director of Regulatory Affairs and eventually as Vice President of the National Agricultural Chemicals Association. He is President of Stackhouse & Associates, an agribusiness consulting and association service firm.