Bradley and Scott first inductees into Wood County's ag hall of fame PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Farm Editor   
Saturday, 03 August 2013 08:23
Bernard Scott (right) talks with Steve Weihl (left) of Wood County AG Credit and county commissioner Doris Herringshaw (middle) after he is announced as the inaugural inductee in the Wood County AG Hall of Fame. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Bernie Scott and the late Keith Bradley were announced Monday night as the first two inductees into the new Wood County Agricultural Hall of Fame.
The presentation was made prior to the Junior Fair Parade and crowning of the queen and king.
Bradley was a very successful auctioneer, real estate broker and a horse announcer world-wide.
At the induction ceremony it was read that, "He has been involved in the Wood County Fair since 1958, donating many hours announcing, auctioneering or MC work.
"He would virtually be away from his office the week of the fair in order to take care of his responsibilities at 'Fair Time.'"
He was a fixture of the auctions for quilts, baked goods, pies, livestock, and chain saw art. He also was noted for his staccato call of "Get a pig, get a pig, get a pig" at the annual Catch-a-pig event. He also announced for many other events.
In his nomination, it was noted that when a farm came up for auction, he would do his homework, to be be able to answer any question which arose. He was very knowledgable of the farm and its distinct qualities and valuation.
This induction marks the fifth Hall of Fame to have enshrined Bradley.
He also is a member of the Wood County Board of Realtors, The Ohio Auctioneer's Association, The All American Quarter Horse Congress and the National Reining Horse Association.
At the introduction for the posthumous award it was noted, "He always gave back to the fair - buying lots of baked goods and pies and whenerver he was asked, sponsoring or donating money for advertising and/or promotional events."
Scott of Tontogany has dedicated more than 37 years to the advancement of agriculture by teaching hundreds of students through agriculture education at Otsego High School. He was also involved in the building of Penta Career Center. He also helped convert the agriscience curriculum into semester courses that were taught by subject matter.
The recipient also advised his students in the design and construction of the first grain rescue tube that was available to the public for use.
His introduction also noted, "After retiring from teaching, he helped establish the Agricultural Incubator Foundation to facilitate research and educational activities for the advancement of the industry."
Their names are the first to played on a large plaque at the Administration Building of the Wood County Fairgrounds. The name plates are placed within the outline of Wood County carved into the large wooden plaque.
The award is sponsored by AgCredit with recipients chosen by a select group of agricultural leaders.
Nominations are being sought for future inductees.

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