Created on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Indian Lake area resident Frank Phelps will be inducted into the Animal Sciences Hall of Fame on April 20, during the first Evening of Excellence Recognition Banquet, celebrating the achievements of those who have enhanced student education and enriched the animal sciences industry.
Mr. Phelps, a Limousin breeder and industry leader, earned his induction into the Hall of Fame through his continued leadership in the agricultural community.
A 1974 graduate of The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences, department officials said Mr. Phelps “distinguishes himself in his career as an innovator in the field environmental stewardship and beef cattle production.”
He twice was appointed by USDA Secretary of Agriculture to represent Ohio’s beef industry as a member of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. In addition, he has served for many years on the Ohio Beef Council Operating Committee and also was chairman of the beef council. He currently serves a vice president of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association.
Mr. Phelps and his wife, Gail, have two adult children, Mandy Phelps and Andy Phelps.