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    Trends and Issues Conference Episode 402

    To give farmers a chance to spend time on the big picture, OFBF hosts its annual Trend and Issues Conference. This year's speakers talk about high tech, social license for agriculture and the future of Ohio State University. Guests: Matt Bechdol, GeoSilos; Terry Fleck, CFI; Jack Fisher, OFBF.

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    Rural development Episode 401

    Economic development is not only in urban areas. USDA Rural Development works on development in rural America. Guests: USDA Deputy Under Secretary Doug O'Brien, Ohio's Director of USDA Rural Development Tony Logan and OFBF's Yvonne Lesicko. Length 39:20

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    The Supermarket Guru Episode 400

    What's the next big thing in the grocery store? New foods? New experiences? The place we go to buy food and what we find there is undergoing dramatic change. It's time to get a grip on our groceries. Guest: Phil Lempert, The Supermarket Guru. Length 39:20

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    County Farm Bureau President's Go To Washington Episode 399

    For well over 60 years, one of Ohio Farm Bureau's major activities is to pack up it's county presidents and head to Washington D.C. Farmers get face-to-face with lawmakers, agency officials and others to talk about the big topics that are important to the nation. Length 39:20

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    Healthcare Issues Episode 398

    One factor most closely linked to our quality of life is our health. But how do we maintain it, and is it our job or our doctors job? What determines it; genetics, environment, or behavior? We talk healthcare with Dr. Steven Gabbe, OSU Medical Center, and Jack Fisher, Exec. VP, OFBF. 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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