The Answer Council of Jackson County decided to use a daytime trip to Ohio State University to learn more about animal health and meat safety issues. Dr. Jeffery Lakritz, DVM, met with council members and explained how the Large Animal Clinic of the College of Veterinary Medicine trains students while serving the animal health needs. While at OSU, council members were also treated to a tour of the OSU Meat Laboratory by Dr. Lynne Knipe. The Meat Lab is used in the teaching and research of meat preparation and food safety. “Our council likes to take trips to various locations, and with the concerns of food safety we thought this would be a good way to learn more about what is currently being done,” said John Underwood, council secretary. Through the years, the Answer Council, which was started in 1976, has made many trips, some simply for fun and some to gain a better understanding of a particular topic or issue. “The information we get from these trips help us in our discussions on various topics,” Underwood said.