State Resource Conservationist Eric Schwab talks about the priorities NRCS has in the state, and how partners and producers have made a measurable impact.Read More
According to Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, nearly 31% of Ohio or over 8 million acres of the state is under forest cover. Almost 6 million of those acres are held by some 336,000 nonindustrial private landowners. If you are one of those owners, you probably already know that properly managing your woodland improves forest health, aesthetics, and wildlife habitat. It also provides soil stabilization, clean water, self-satisfaction, and a potential source of income. On this week’s Our Ohio Weekly, we discover more about Ohio’s timber industry.
16:50 – Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ John Kehn talks about the education needed when it comes to timber and the efforts being made on that front.
23:50 – Wyandot County pig farmer Randy Brown has been farming for over 40 years and his efforts on his farm and in the industry were recently recognized. Hear his story “To the Beat of Agriculture.”
32:20 – Farm Science Review is back in person this year. Adam Carney, senior director of membership sales and marketing with Ohio Farm Bureau, gives a preview of what is happening in OFBF’s barn this year at FSR.
42:20 – Kelly Burns, executive director of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, talks about the Youth Pathways to Careers on Agriculture grant program and its mission to introduce and train students for high-demand jobs in the farm and food sector.
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Ohio Farm Bureau’s Dr. Larry Antosch, senior director of policy development and environmental policy and Jordan Hoewischer, director of water quality and research, share the results of the 2022 Ohio Water Quality Status Report.Read More
Patterson served on the Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee, including two terms as ranking member in the Ohio Legislature.Read More
Small town Ohio isn’t getting a whole lot of attention these days, but two journalists are looking to rural Ohio for stories and sharing what they find with the entire nation.Read More
Meet the new state director for Ohio’s USDA Rural Development office and learn about the current challenges and future goals for the agency.Read More
Addressing mental illness is a significant challenge in rural America due to unique barriers that include fewer primary care providers than in cities, as well as a lack of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and broadband internet at home.Read More
Newly appointed Ohio NRCS Chief John Wilson talks about stepping into his new role and some of the challenges and goals he has for his agency moving forward.Read More