Celina, Ohio, native Evin Bachelor, 25, tapped his rural roots while creating his winning entry in a national poster competition.
By growing up in rural Ohio and having family members involved in agriculture, the third-year law student at The Ohio State University said he is well aware of the legal troubles facing farmers.
With that in mind and after talking to his advisers, Bachelor said he knew his focus for the American Agricultural Law Association student poster competition—the potential for Ohio to become one of the last Midwestern states to engage in the U.S. Department of Agricultural mediation program.
Program manager Chester Bailey said on mediateeverything.com state mediation programs help producers settle disputes with the USDA within their financial means.
Going into the contest, Bachelor said he didn’t know what to expect. He certainly didn’t expect to win and come back with nationwide connections with people involved in the mediation program.
“For me, to learn about how successful the program has been elsewhere, it made me wonder why Ohio doesn’t have one. Ohio should build a program,” he said.
Find out more about Bachelor’s recognition in The Daily Standard.