Steven Dearth is our featured employee in this edition of “News and Notes”. Steven has been a part of the full-time staff at Ruff Farms since October, 2013. Prior to that, he worked part-time here on the farm and full-time as the Maintenance Supervisor for the Pickaway County Metropolitan Housing Authority. Steven is a farm boy at heart and a resident of Deercreek Township. Steven and his wife, Shannon, live on their family farm. They are actively involved in their church and associated ministry activities. Steven’s primary role on the farm is to build opportunities for outward growth through our seeding and drainage business. When not involved with those ventures, Steven works with the crop production part of the operation. Steven has a Commercial Pesticide Applicators License through the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the new Fertilizer Applicators License through ODA. Steven has attended and completed the Overholt Drainage School and attended Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA) events at their annual meeting and the Farm Science Review. Feel free to visit with and get to know Steven.