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GENEVA â€” U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown met with local wine grape growers on Tuesday to assess the devastating effects of winterâ€™s polar vortex on the region.
The entire wine grape crop was destroyed in Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga counties. There was no yield at all this year for the areaâ€™s wine industry. Losses of millions of dollars are predicted.
During the Vice Presidentâ€™s lunch at the Farm Science Review on Tuesday, September 16, Dean Bruce McPheron described the Field to Faucet initiative as an end-to-end solution.
â€śSome of the things will be short term wins, some of them we know will be longer term wins,â€ť said McPheron. â€śBut we have to be working on them today.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s really a business,â€ť he told the students. â€śYou have to be an extremely good business (person) today to be a farmer.â€ť This week is the second time local middle school students visited Devine Farms to participate in â€śCool Beans â€” Itâ€™s SOYence,â€ť an educational program developed by the Ohio Soybean Council.
Ohio school districts have received $125,000 in grants this year from Americaâ€™s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program partners with farmers to support rural public school districts with innovative approaches to teaching math and science.