Clermont County solar meeting

On Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Clermont County Township Trustees, residents, and Farm Bureau members gathered at the 4-H Hall on the Clermont County Fairgrounds to learn more about various energy market trends and the ongoing questions that solar brings up daily from Dale Arnold, director of energy development at Ohio Farm Bureau.

Arnold hosted an informational session regarding the topics above and then had an exclusive discussion regarding solar issues with current Farm Bureau members. This is only one of the numerous benefits that you have as a Farm Bureau member. Arnold offers kitchen table talks via Zoom, 1on1 phone calls, and also makes himself available for any and all Farm Bureau members with questions.

“This was a fantastic information session for our members and public officials. Whether you support or oppose the development of solar projects, it is important to fully understand the complexity before making decisions that affect our communities for generations to come,” said Josh Ison, a Farm Bureau member.

“I urge all Clermont County Farm Bureau members to make use of their member benefits to educate themselves and their township trustees who currently have the responsibility of governing Community Solar Projects.”

Farm Bureau members were able to walk away from this discussion with more knowledge about energy market trends such as coal, oil & gas, nuclear, hydrogen, and solar. If you are interested in becoming a Farm Bureau member or are a Farm Bureau member that is looking for resources and more information, reach out to our local office at (937)378-2212 or [email protected].

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Bethany Starlin

Hocking County Farm Bureau

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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

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Coshocton County Farm Bureau

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Mandy Way

Way Farms

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Clark County Farm Bureau

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