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
Earlier this year, Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 2 into law, creating the Ohio Broadband Expansion Program. Then, as part of the state’s new biennial budget, $250 million was earmarked to allow internet service providers to apply for grants that will help fund the infrastructure needed to provide faster internet access to underserved rural Ohio communities. How soon will Ohioans see a difference in their broadband offerings and what does that process look like? On this week’s Our Ohio Weekly, we connect with experts to talk about rural broadband.
00:00 – Tom Reid, Broadband Consultant with Reid Consulting Group and Jenna Reese, Director of State Policy with Ohio Farm Bureau talk about the rural broadband challenges in Ohio and efforts to overcome them.
23:50 – “To the Beat of Agriculture”, one of the newest inductees into the Ohio Agriculture Hall of Fame, Keith Stimpert, talks about his career that included 4 decades with Ohio Farm Bureau.
32:20 – Tom Reid and Jenna Reese continue the rural broadband discussion and the multiple disconnects between rural and urban parts of Ohio.
42:20 – Hocking County Farm Bureau organization director, Ivory Harlow, talks about the newly developed virtual Youth Cooperative Leadership Experience.
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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
A recent survey conducted by Ohio State CFAES found information regarding consumers and agriculturalists’ purchasing intent, preferred sources and methods of learning about meat options, and topics of interest to them.Read More
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion.Read More
Learn more about AgriPOWER on this week’s episode. In the coming weeks, Ohio Farm Bureau will select 10 individuals to participate in Class XIII of the leadership and advocacy development program.Read More
The OACI Assessment survey results establish a baseline of adoption for various farming practices in the Lower Maumee watershed.Read More
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda discusses the success of H2Ohio in northwest Ohio and how her agency has helped farmers through the challenges of Ohio’s food supply chain.Read More
Some of the latest moves from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could have some adverse effects on American agriculture.Read More