September 10–27 2012, 5:30pm–8pmWhat
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), Ohio State University Extension and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host a series of meetings throughout the state in September to provide crop and livestock farmers with information on farming in a drought and on accessing available relief resources.
In July, Governor John R. Kasich signed Executive Order 2012-11K, instructing state agencies to work with Ohio’s farmers to minimize the potential environmental and economic impact of an agricultural drought. As part of the order, ODA was instructed to hold a series of educational meetings to discuss forage management, water availability, heat stress on livestock, mitigation strategies and other drought-related topics.
The meetings will include officials from ODA, Ohio State University Extension and FSA. The public will have the opportunity to talk with experts and ask questions at the following meetings:
• Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Ohio Department of Agriculture – Bromfield Administration Building (Auditorium), 8995 East Main St., Reynoldsburg
• Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Heidelberg University – Campus Center Building (Room 120 and “The Great Hall”), 310 E. Market St., Tiffin
• Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., OARDC Wooster Campus– Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster
• Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Greenville High school–Cafeteria (Room106), 100 Green Wave Way, Greenville
• Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Ohio University Zanesville & Zane State College – Campus Center Building (Rooms T430 and 431), 1425 Newark Rd., Zanesville
• Sept. 27, 5:30 pm – 8 p.m., Hocking College– John Light Hall (Room 195), 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville
Additional meetings will be announced as they are scheduled.