Thomas B. Turner

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The impact Dr. Thomas B Turner of Somerset (originally from DeGraff) has had on the Ohio beef industry, students in animal sciences at Ohio State and youth is far reaching. During his tenure at Ohio State, he coached 32 Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Teams that included 266 students and is the longest serving coach in the 105 year history of the program at Ohio State and the second longest in the U.S. 

Dr. Turner was also instrumental in developing an endowment program to secure the longevity of livestock judging program at Ohio State and raised more than 1.5 million dollars - by far the most successful judging team endowment in the nation. Dr. Turner touched the lives of more than 3,000 students in the classroom through teaching and student advising.

He's also had the opportunity to judge livestock across the country and around the world including at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney, Australia - the largest livestock exposition in the southern hemisphere.

He's a graduate of The Ohio State University and the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Turner has served on and as chairman of numerous university committees, including Scholarship, Student Recruitment, Animal Breeding and Academic Affairs. He also served as advisor for the Saddle & Sirloin club, the largest student organization at OSU.

He's received awards from Delta Theta Sigma, the College of FAES, Ohio Cattlemen's Association and the Ohio FFA Association to name a few.

He and his wife Susan reside in Somerset. He has four children.