Jack C. Foust

Jack C. Foust, 83, Marysville, is honored as a cattle breeder and a public servant. His Mayflower Farm's Guernsey cattle excelled in the show ring and in milk and butterfat production, earning world records for milk production.

His public service began as a community committeeman in 1958 with the USDA's Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation Service and spanned more than 20 years and eight ASCS positions including Ohio State Executive Director and an appointment by the Secretary of Agriculture as Midwest Area Director. Upon his retirement from ASCS, in 1980, Foust was tapped by Governor Richard Celeste to serve in his cabinet as General Manager of the Ohio Exposition Center and the Ohio State Fair, a post he held for nine years under two governors. 

Foust has been active in his community serving in leadership positions for the Marysville Methodist Church, chairman of the Champaign County Board of Education and chairman of the Union County Election Board.  He and his wife raised five children.