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Topics aplenty at the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium

The fourth annual Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium (OGFS) will be held on Thursday, December 13 at the Roberts Centre and Holiday Inn in Wilmington. Grain farmers throughout the state will have the opportunity to hear about the latest agricultural issues impacting their operations.

Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association Executive Director Tadd Nicholson shared more details about the Symposium with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.

Tadd Nicholson Symposium Long Wrap

Online registration is now open. Visit www.ohiograinfarmerssymposium.org to sign up today or call the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) at 888-769-6446.

On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the early bird marketing report will begin at 9:00 a.m.  A full OGFS agenda will be announced soon and will be available online at www.ohiograinfarmerssymposium.org.… Continue reading

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AUDIO – OFBF’s 94th Annual Meeting

ofbf_color_320x24023.gifThis week, The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation will develop its positions on farm and rural issues during the organization’s 94th annual meeting. Dale Minyo was there on Day 1 to do the Midday reports.

OFBF Executive Director Jack Fisher talked with Dale about the issues being discussed at this year’s gathering

jack fisher

OFBF President Steve Hirsch shares some of the unique accomplishment that his organization has had in 2012

Steve Hirsh President OFBF

Dale Arnold has had his pulse on Ohio’s oil and gas developments and his gives the latest details to Dale

Dale Arnold Oil and Gas

Beth Vanderkooi handles legislative policy for OFBF and one big issue is the privatization of Ohio’s Turnpike.

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Meeting to address Ohio drought issues

On Tuesday, representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the U.S. Small Business Administration, (SBA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be joined by State agencies and stakeholders from the private sector to discuss the effects of the drought and long-term recovery efforts.

Recognizing that recovery from drought can be a lengthy process, this event is an opportunity to examine its impact on producers, local communities and businesses and to highlight resources available to assist local recovery efforts. The event is free of charge and features three break-out sessions:

Track 1 – Community Development and Business Impacts;

Track 2 – Livestock, Hay and Grazing Impacts; or

Track 3 – Crop Agriculture Impacts

AUDIO: Tony Logan is the State Director of USDA’s Ohio Rural Development Office and he talks with Ty Higgins about this upcoming meeting.

WEB USDA RD Tony Logan

Who:   Ohio State University Extension

Ohio Department of Agriculture

Northwest State Community College

The Center for Innovative Food Technology

Ruralogic

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