March 8, 12pm–2pmWhere
Montgomery Inn Boathouse Restaurant 925 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Please join the Hamilton County Farm Bureau on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 12 p.m. for lunch at the beautiful Montgomery Inn Boathouse Restaurant, 925 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio for our annual Legislative Luncheon. Come enjoy a delicious lunch, good company and receive up to the moment information about issues impacting Ohio agriculture during the 11a.m. “Issues Briefing” session led by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s policy staff.
Legislators and county leaders will join Ohio Farm Bureau members to learn more about the Lake Erie Bill of Rights and its effects on our agriculture community, led by Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah Curtis. The proposed amendment to the Toledo City Charter will be on the ballot during a special election Feb. 26. The measure would give Lake Erie and its watershed legal standing in court and allow any Toledo citizen to represent the lake and file lawsuits on its behalf. The rights this measure would grant the lake include, “an ability to exist, flourish, be free from pollution” and other broadly described entitlements. Any farming practice that allegedly infringes on these rights presumably makes the farmer subject to a lawsuit. Farmers, businesses and government entities in the Lake Erie Watershed could be at risk of being sued.
Please call the Hamilton County Farm Bureau office at 513-831-5870 by Friday, March 1 to make your reservation. Should your organization require that you pay for lunches, please remit $15 to Hamilton County Farm Bureau. We look forward to an informative and enjoyable afternoon on March 8.