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Dr. Keith Smith Receives Meritorious Service Award

Dr. Keith Smith recently received the CFAES Alumni Society’s Meritorious Service Award. 

A native of Utah, Keith came to Ohio State in 1980 and served as the director of OSU Extension from 1992 until 2015. In 2006, he received Extension’s National Distinguished Service Award; and in 2016, he was inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame for his life-long dedication to public service. Congratulations, Keith. We appreciate your leadership of Extension and your continued support of college efforts. 

All alumni society awards will be presented on Oct. 6 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center as part of Ohio State’s Homecoming Weekend. Visit for more information.