Some important deadlines are looming for farmers wanting to join the nearly 2,000 who are  already signed up for the H2Ohio water quality program. To date, over 1 million acres have Voluntary Nutrient Management Plans in place, a key component of H2Ohio. This week, we visit with the director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Dorothy Pelanda, to find out more about the initiative and other important items, like food security and the department’s work with county fairs.

00:00 – Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda discusses the success of H2Ohio in northwest Ohio and how her agency has helped farmers through the recent challenges in Ohio’s food supply chain.

16:50 – The Ohio Dairy Action Group is taking what it has learned from industry experts and created policy to help dairy farmers across the state remain viable. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Brandon Kern has the details.

23:50 – In a new series of “To the Beat of Agriculture” segments, hear from Ohio Farm Bureau State Trustee Craig Pohlman about his involvement in the organization and initiatives that he is taking to emphasize the value Farm Bureau provides to members.

32:20 – The Ohio State University is the lead university partner of a multimillion-dollar NASA-funded effort to develop a new generation of commercially based, human-occupied space stations. Ohio State’s John M. Horack, Neil Armstrong chair in aerospace policy and lead researcher for the Starlab collaboration; and Scott Shearer, professor and chair, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering explain the project’s mission and how their university got involved.

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Eric Bernstein

Wyandot County Farm Bureau

Future employees, leaders
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington, D.C.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
If you have issues with local planning or have legal questions, someone at the Farm Bureau has the answer for you, or they’ll connect you with someone who does.
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Gayle Hansen

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau

Hansen's Greenhouse
As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Policy Development
Farm Bureau is an incredible organization that has given me countless professional development opportunities in addition to advocating for all sizes and types of farmers.
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Shana Angel

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau

We go to a lot of Farm Bureau events, and there’s a lot of camaraderie built because you’re meeting with people who have similar interests and goals.
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Andy Hollenback

Licking County Farm Bureau

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