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13th annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit

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Jan. 17, 2013 | 08:30 am - 03:30 pm

Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH

Farmers, landowners, planners, local officials, land trust leadership, economic development professionals and anyone interested in preserving farmland in Ohio can get tips from the experts on the subject during a farmland summit Jan. 17. The summit is designed to help interested parties learn various techniques, tools and methods to preserve farmland,including different ideas on enterprises and marketing strategies that can be used to help people generate income as a way to preserve farmland.

David Daniels, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture will be speaking and the event also will feature breakout sessions on a variety of topics, including Preservation Options for Farmland Owners, Building Local Capacity and Maximizing Resources, and Long-Term Farmland Leases on Federal Property.

OSU Extension personnel will present sessions on Using Agriculture as an Economic Development Tool and on Farm Income Opportunities from Natural Resources. Other presentations from OSU Extension experts include Oil and Gas Language in an Easement and Farm Business Succession Planning. The summit will also feature an exhibition space and a lunch featuring Ohio foods.

Registration is $50 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Deadline to register is Jan. 10. More details and online registration are available.

The summit is sponsored by OSU Extension, Countryside Conservancy, Fairfield Land Preservation Association, Pickaway Progress, Black Swamp Conservancy, Western Reserve Land Conservancy and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

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