Ohio Farm Bureau will host USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett and other key partners for a roundtable discussion on the impacts of the opioid epidemic on rural communities. Topics will include challenges associated with substance use disorder; strategies for prevention, treatment and recovery; and how these measures can be replicated to effectively address the epidemic in other rural communities.
What: Opioid epidemic roundtable discussion.
When: Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Reporters are welcome to observe the discussion from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Participants will be available for interviews from 11:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Where: Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Conference Room
280 N. High Street, Columbus 43215
Please check in with building security and let them know you are attending an Ohio Farm Bureau event. Security is on the ground floor. If you enter from the parking garage, use intercom to connect with security.
Dave Hall – Ohio state director, USDA – Rural Development
Adam Sharp – Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president
Joe Logan – Ohio Farmers Union president
Devin Furhman – Nationwide Insurance Vice President of Sponsor Relations
Dan Durheim – Nationwide Insurance Associate Vice President of Sponsor Relations
Roger Rennekamp – OSU Extension associate dean and director
Fran Gerbig – Ohio Prevention Action Alliance assistant executive director
Jon Schade – Jackson Township (Montgomery County) chief of police
Todd Davis – FFA Camp Muskingum director
Karen Yanico – Cambridge City Schools social worker
Brandon Kern – Ohio Farm Bureau senior director for strategic partnerships
Becky Cropper – Brown County Farm Bureau member and 4-H educator
Michele Specht – Ohio Farm Bureau organization director
Rita Lahmers – Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau member
Jim Rowe – Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau president
Dave Stiles – Tuscarawas County educator
Roger Winemiller – Montgomery County farmer
Contact for Asst. Sec. Hazlett:
Public Affairs specialist
USDA Ohio Rural Development
614-255-2394 (office) | 614-832-0842 (cell)
Ohio Farm Bureau contact:
(614) 246-8230 or