Ohio Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Mid-America, USDA Farm Service Agency, and Ohio State University Extension will host informational meetings on the 2014 Farm Bill throughout Ohio in August and September. The meetings will focus on how the changes in the 2014 Farm Bill will impact producers and their operations.
Topics covered include an overview of programs and changes, deadlines and requirements and an introduction to what tools are available in the marketplace.
Two distinguished farm policy experts will provide information about the 2014 Farm Bill crop commodity programs at these meetings. Jon Coppess is a clinical assistant professor of law and policy in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois. Coppess recently served as Chief Counsel of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and was influential in the results of the 2014 Farm Bill. Dr. Carl Zulauf is a professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. Zulauf specializes in agricultural policy and is well known for offering his policy expertise at various state and national agriculture outlook meetings. Adam Sharp, vice president of public policy, Ohio Farm Bureau, will moderate the meetings.
Please register by Aug. 8, but walk ins are welcome. You may also register by contacting your local Farm Credit Mid-America office at 1-800-444-FARM
Locations and Dates:
Aug. 18 – 1:00 p.m. – Fisher Auditorium, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691
Aug. 19 – 9:00 a.m. – George M. Smart Athletic Center, Defiance College, 701 N. Clinton Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512
Aug. 19 – 7:00 p.m. – Boyd Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington College, 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington, OH 45177
Sept. 16 – 2:00 p.m. – Farm Science Review, Vice President’s Tent, 135 Ohio 38, London, OH 43140