Richard (Dick) Ricker

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Dick Ricker is an all-American farmer who has gained a strong reputation of being at the forefront of technology within the hog industry. Growing up during the depression in rural Fort Jennings, Ricker understands the value of hard work and is often referred to as an innovator and mentor. His listening ears and innovative mind have advanced Ohio's pork industry and led to the establishment of the Ohio Pork Congress and Trade Show during his time as the Ohio Pork Council president.

Known for his service and commitment to the community, Ricker has served as a Putnam County Commissioner, on the Jennings Local School Board, and as a member of the Putnam County Pork Producers Council, local Farm Bureau, and St. Joseph Catholic Church.