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It’s a topic of conversation in restaurants and across many dinner tables: energy. Twenty-five million dollars in federal funding has been earmarked for research and development of biofuels and biomass products. Some of that money may be coming to Ohio. The May Ohio Farm and Country show will look at the current energy situation in Ohio and the prospect of the Buckeye state becoming a hub of green energy development.
Also, two prominent resources available to Ohio farmers are facing some difficult decisions. Cuts in the state budget have made it necessary for Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) to make adjustments in the way they operate. See what this could mean to you.
The annual Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Trends and Issues Conference was recently held at the Fawcett Center on the OSU campus. Highlights from the day’s activities will be featured in this month’s show. And finally, Ohio is well represented on the American Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher’s committee. Meet Ryan and Nikki McClure of Grover Hill and hear what they have to say about being a young agricultural professional in today’s world.
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