(Ohio Statehouse)—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) honored Nick and Sunny Cummings of Washington Court House on being named one of four National Outstanding Young Farmers in 2018.
State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) also recognized them.
The Cummings received their award during the 62nd annual National Outstanding Young Famers Award Congress last month in California.
Nick is a first generation farmer and his wife grew up on a multi-generational farm. Nick rented his first 25 acres at age 19, and now raises corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, and feeder cattle on nearly 2,000 acres.
Sunny manages the finances of the farm in addition to teaching elementary school at Miami Trace. The couple has three children: Tyler, Hannah, and Hayden.
The Outstanding Farmers of America is comprised of past nominees of the Outstanding Young Farmer Program. The group is designed to facilitate the sharing of ideas and friendship that encourages excellence and involvement in agriculture and the local, state and national community.
“It was an honor to be able to recognize Nick and Sunny,” said Scherer. “Their hard work and willingness to take risks has resulted in this high achievement. I’m so encouraged that the future of Ohio’s largest industry is bright with young people like the Cummings.”
Scherer presented the Cummings with a resolution during Thursday's Ohio House session in recognition of their accomplishment.
Senator Peterson said "It was an honor to have my friends and fellow farmers Nick and Sunny join us during session so we could recognize their hard work and dedication to farming and agriculture. The future of Ohio and agriculture is in good hands with young couples like the Cummings."