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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 farmer 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 they're promoting the importance of the agricultural industry. Guest: Secretary of State Jon Husted, OFBF Exec. VP, Jack Fisher. Length 39:20

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    Signature Foods Episode 448

    With the growth in demand for local foods comes the growth of local food companies. The art and science of building a food manufacturing business and what it means for Ohio farmers, consumers, and economy. Guest:Rebecca Singer, CIFT, Ann Trudel, Ann's Raspberry Farms, Lori Panda, ODA. Length 39:20

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    Gardening Episode 447

    Farmers aren't the only ones excited about warmer temperatures. Home gardeners and landscapers love the idea of soon having their hands in the soil. Hot trends and tips on lawn, landscaping and food gardens. Guest. Pam Bennett, OSU Extension, State Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator. Length 39:20

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    Dr. Bruce McPheron, Dean, OSU CFAES Episode 446

    Overseeing the modern version of agriculture at Ohio State is Dr. Bruce McPheron, Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. He and OFBF, Exec. VP, Jack Fisher talk food, farming and more. 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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Town Hall Ohio is presented by Ohio Farm Bureau and underwritten by Nationwide.

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