Among the show's guests: Gov. John Kasich

2011 Year in Review — Farm Bureau on the air

Buckeye Farm News

2011 marked the fifth anniversary of OFBF’s weekly public affairs radio program, Town Hall Ohio. WTVN radio in Columbus and 10 other affiliated stations carry the weekend broadcast that allows Farm Bureau to shape the conversation on a wide range of timely topics.

Among Town Hall Ohio’s 2011 highlights was hosting the first public debate between the State Issue 2 campaigns. Many statewide office holders visited the show including Gov. John Kasich, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Secretary of State Jon Husted, Attorney General Mike DeWine, Treasurer Josh Mandel and Auditor Dave Yost. Both Sen. Sherrod Brown and Sen. Rob Portman made appearances. Ohio EPA administrator Scott Nally and ODA Director Jim Zehringer were among the state agency leaders who were guests as were top executives from businesses such as Honda, AT & T, Elanco and Whole Foods.

The program presented informative, civil discussion on topics such as jobs and economic development, production agriculture, environmental protection, agbiosciences, oil and gas drilling and other energy issues, animal agriculture and government programs such as social security and the farm bill.

Find a complete listing of stations and air times for Town Hall Ohio.

Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.

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