Ivory Harlow

Program Specialist,
Ohio Cooperative Development Center


1864 Shyville Road
Piketon, OH 45661
740-289-2071 x220


Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Strayer University
Master of Arts from Ohio Christian University

Professional Experience:
Ivory serves as a Program Assistant for the Ohio Cooperative Development Center. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where she served as a medical material logistics journeyman. Ivory is a graduate of the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management’s Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program, and Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) at the Trulaske College of Business, University of Missouri.

Ivory has a background in agriculture and business development. She is the owner of Dickie Bird Farm LLC in Ross County, Ohio. She writes Farm Forward, a weekly agriculture column for Farm and Dairy Newspaper. Ms. Harlow is eager to assist cooperative development projects in agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, transportation and exports in rural areas of Ohio and West Virginia.

Community/Personal Business Experience:
Ivory is a Ross County Master Gardener, co-leader of the Ohio Chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition, and an active member of Ohio Farm Bureau Ross County Chapter Young Agricultural Professionals.

Something not many know about you?
“I am a certified Master Goat Producer through Langston University, a member of the American Boer Goat Association and the American Dairy Goat Association. When I’m not at work, you can find me in my barn. ~Ivory Harlow”

Why do you think OSU South Centers is so successful?
“People at OSU South are passionate about what they do and motivated to serve their community and region. We live, work and raise our families in Appalachia, and have a huge stake in it’s success.” ~Ivory Harlow