April 4, 9am–4pmWhere
The Fawcett Center 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210
Peggy Kirk Hall, Director, Ohio State University Agricultural & Resource Law Program“The Changing State of Farm Animal Welfare: Legal Issues, Legal Challenges” — The escalating interest in farm animal welfare raises many legal issues and challenges, from a changing regulatory landscape to undercover videos on the farm. This session presents an overview of recent legislation and case law on farm animal welfare around the country, and an analysis of the legal issues presented by efforts to “reveal” farm animal management practices.
Charlie Arnot, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Food Integrity
• “How Should Farmers Communicate with Consumers”
• “ The Importance of Effectively Communicating with Women about Today’s Agriculture”
Dr. Joy Mench, Professor of Animal Science, University of California-Davis
• “Holistic Approach to Animal Welfare” & “Changes that Animal Agriculture Should Be Preparing to Address”
Rob Hamilton, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Soil & Water Resources
Larry Antosch, Senior Director, Program Innovation and Environmental Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
• “What is a Distressed Watershed?”
• “What is a Harmful Algae Bloom?”
• “Review of Rules for Grand Lake St. Mary’s Watershed”
• “Impact/Implications for Livestock Producers Inside & Outside of the Watershed”
Headlines about harmful algae blooms, toxic algae and a struggling, broken, battered local recreational economy have been visibly present in Ohio newspapers over the past nine months. The public and politicians are well aware of the impact agriculture has on Ohio’s water quality. This presentation will help answer some questions about harmful algae blooms and discuss the policy implications and impacts on livestock producers.
2011 Neighbor of the Year AwardsIn partnership with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, OLC will present two neighbor of the year awards that recognize two rural residents – one farmer and one nonfarmer. Award winners will receive a plaque and $250 will be donated to each recipient’s favorite local charity of choice.
Registration andcontinental breakfast begins at 9 a.m. To register, contact Amy Hurst, 614-246-8262 or email [email protected].
Registration fee (includes continental breakfast, refreshments, lunch, speakers’ fees and handouts) $45 per person if paid/postmarked by March 21
$55 per person registration fee if paid/postmarked after this date or paid at the door the day of the meeting