Louis M. "Mick" Colvin

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Louis M. "Mick" Colvin has made significant contributions to the agricultural industry as a herdsman, farm manager, fieldman, brand creator and beef marketer. During his four decades of service to Ohio agriculture, he has shown great vision and integrity in the creation of the Certified Angus Beef® brand. Serving as the first executive director, Colvin led Ohio to become home of the nation's number-one branded beef marketing program. During his tenure, sales grew to nearly 500 million pounds per year. Today, more than 811 million pounds are marketed through the world. Today Certified Angus Beef® brand is world-renowned, served at thousands of restaurants and offered in thousands of meat cases.

An authority on branding, Colvin helped launch and teach the Branded Meats Products course at Ohio State in 2000. It is part of the College's new meats curriculum today.

Colvin has been a leader in the beef industry serving as past president and chairman of the Board for the Ohio Angus Association, on several boards for the Ohio and National Cattlemen's Associations, and as a consultant to organizations including Veal USA.

Colvin's leadership and dedication to agriculture has been widely recognized over the years. In 2009, Colvin was inducted into the Saddle & Sirloin Portrait Gallery and he was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences in 2010.

Colvin and his wife, Virginia, live in West Salem. They are the parents of two children.