Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Jim Zehringer on Monday, March 3, honored Ohio no-till pioneer Bill Richards of Circleville with the ODNR Hall of Fame Award.
“He’s a no-till pioneer, he’s very active in his community, he promotes agriculture and keeping nutrients in the soil,” Zehringer said. “He’s just an advocate for agriculture and he’s spent his whole life doing that, we’re just proud to induct him into the Hall of Fame.”
Established in 1966 the ODNR Hall of Fame includes 158 individuals, including such notables as Pulitzer-winning author Louis Bromfield and Bob Evans. As the newest inductee,Bill Richards will now have his picture hanging next to those inducted before him.
“I’ll be very, very honored and humbled to have my picture up there with some of the great people in conservation,” said Richards. “I’m very proud.”