Micki Zartman

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Micki Zartman's academic training in child development and her avocation to promote agricultural literacy have culminated in programs that inform and inspire a new generation of leaders and innovators. She spearheaded the formation of dairy farm tours for school children at OSU.

As a result, she took her enthusiasm to a new level and founded Scarlet and Gray Ag Day at OSU in 1999. SGAD is an outreach program designed to bring elementary students from surrounding schools to campus to learn about the industry and opportunities within agriculture. This last year more than 650 students were hosted at the event, with more than 200 OSU students being involved.

Most recently, Zartman has been working to expand the involvement of Ohio high school students in the World Food Prize Youth Institute, further changing the way young people engage and act with issues of food security.

Zartman's ongoing devotion to the agriculture community cannot be measured in hours or programs, but by the students, teachers and community members she has touched and transformed with her enthusiasm, desire for excellence, and passion for agriculture.

She has been honored by numerous OSU affiliated clubs and organizations for her dedication to enhancing awareness of and appreciation for the agricultural industry, including receiving OSU's Distinguished Service award and Ohio Farm Bureau's Agriculture Educator award.

Originally from New Mexico, she was active in several organizations including the UNICEF and the Las Cruces' Jr. Women's Club.

She and her husband David reside in Worthington. They have two children.