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OFBF to host webinar on farm impacts of algal blooms

Published Apr. 15, 2013 | Discuss this on Facebook
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For Immediate Release

April 15, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Farmers who need to know how they’ll be affected by outbreaks of harmful algal blooms can learn more at a members-only webinar from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).

The session will be held April 24 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Members can click here for more information and to register and submit questions. The registration deadline is April 23.

Recently, nutrient related water quality challenges have placed new expectations on farmers. The webinar will discuss agriculture’s contributions to the algal blooms and the short and long term steps farmers should be prepared to take.

The session also will discuss the potential impact on farmers as the issue is addressed by government, special interest groups and the media.

The webinar will feature Dr. Larry Antosch, OFBF’s senior director of environmental policy, and other nutrient and water quality experts.

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CONTACT: Joe Cornely

PHONE: (614) 246-8230

E-MAIL: jcornely@ofbf.org

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