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    Discussion Meet Finalists Episode 453

    Serious issues deserve serious considerations, and young adults are preparing themselves to become thought leaders. That's the goal of Farm Bureau's annual discussion meet. Young people in the food sector talking about issues important to farmers and consumers alike. Length 39:20

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    OEFFA - Sustainable Agriculture Episode 452

    "Sustainable Agriculture; Renewing Ohio's Heart and Soil" was the theme for this year's Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) Conference. Here's a perspective from farmers and eaters alike on how to keep Ohio growing. Length: 39:20

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    Dr. Michael Drake, President, Ohio State University Episode 451

    Dr. Michael Drake became Ohio State University's 15th president at the end of last June. He shares his thoughts on Ohio State, its mission, responsibilities, and maybe even a little bit about its football team. Guests: Dr. Drake, and Jack Fisher, Ohio Farm Bureau, Exec. VP. Length 39:20

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    Ohio's Water Quality Status Update Episode 450

    Two of Ohio's greatest resources are fresh water and fertile farmland. Last summer we learned these resources don't exist independently. A Lake Erie algal bloom shut down Toledo's drinking water system, and farmers were cited as the guilty party. What's ag doing to protect water? Length 39:20

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    Husted Promotes Agriculture in Ohio Episode 449

    The Secretary of State's office has a sometimes overlooked role in the business community, and this month the Secretary is promoting the importance of the agricultural industry. Guests: Secretary of State Jon Husted, Ohio Farm Bureau Exec. VP, Jack Fisher. Length 39:20

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About Town Hall Ohio

Town Hall Ohio views Ohio through the eyes of residents of small towns, metropolitan areas, villages and townships. Its perspective reflects their values, aspirations and opinions on issues such as:
  • Quality of life
  • Health, security and safety
  • Community character and predictability
  • Private enterprise
  • Public services
  • Resource utilization
  • Education
  • Politics and government
  • Recreation
  • Agriculture
  • Other economic, social and environmental issues

Meet the Host
For more than 25 years, Joe Cornely has been a familiar and respected voice on Ohio radio stations. He began his broadcast career in news and sports at WKTN, Kenton, and he is best known for his 16-year stint as farm director for WRFD, Columbus, where his daily programs drew high listenership ratings across 75 Ohio counties. Prior to WRFD, his farm broadcasts on WLW Radio in Cincinnati reached 38 states. His weekly Farm Bureau radio network programs are currently aired on more than 50 Ohio stations
In 1995, Cornely became only the second Ohioan ever to be elected president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters and in 1996, he received the industry's highest award by being named by his peers to be the National Farm Broadcaster of the Year.

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