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Nutrients and water quality info compiled on new Web page

Published Jul. 17, 2013 | Discuss this on Facebook
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For Immediate Release

July 17, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio farmers and others interested in nutrient and water quality issues now have a convenient online source of information and commentary. The OHWATER page is housed on the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) website at ofb.ag/ohwater.

OHWATER provides a comprehensive look at Ohio agriculture’s efforts to improve the quality of water in the state’s lakes and streams. The page compiles content from universities, news media, farm and environmental organizations, government, businesses, individuals and OFBF sources.

Using the social media platform Storify, OHWATER links to articles, blogs, videos, Facebook and Twitter posts and other sources of news and opinion. The page’s Twitter hashtag is #ohwater.

Ohio Farm Bureau is part of an alliance of farm organizations, environmental advocates, academia, businesses and other interested parties who are focused on preventing phosphorus from escaping from farm fields, an occurrence that contributes to harmful algal blooms. OHWATER is a collecting point for all facets of the nutrient and water quality conversation.

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CONTACT: Joe Cornely

PHONE: (614) 246-8230

E-MAIL: jcornely@ofbf.org

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