Bernie Heisner

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Bernard (Bernie) Heisner has been a dedicated leader to Ohio agriculture, most notably in the dairy industry. Since 1993, Heisner served as general manager for COBA/Select Sires, Inc. retiring in 2013. During his tenure, he has transformed the cooperative into a progressive leader, helping farmers improve their herds, milk production and income through outstanding genetic and bloodline selection.

Heisner has been an active leader in the dairy industry through his involvement in the Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ohio Agricultural Council, Ohio Dairy Producers Association, and National Dairy Shrine. He also has been an ardent supporter of The Ohio State University's College of Food, Animal and Environmental Sciences and 4-H judging programs.

Heisner has been recognized by the industry for his leadership and service many times throughout his career. His motto, "What does it take to get it done and how can I help make it happen?," has left a powerful imprint on the dairy industry that will continue for years to come.