February 18, 8am–9:30amWhere
The Agricultural Incubator Foundation 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582) , Bowling Green, Ohio
Due to the prevalence of algal blooms on the shores of Lake Erie, an ecosystems expert will speak at the next Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum this month. Dr. Jeffrey M. Reutter will discuss the causes and remedies of these blooms. The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation.
In August 2014, the Toledo (Ohio) water treatment plant, which serves 400,000+ people, was forced to shut down for more than 50 hours due to toxin concentrations in the treated drinking water. The algal bloom in 2015 was also deemed by many experts as one of the worst ever for the Toledo area.
Dr. Reutter serves as a special advisor to the Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, and continues to participate on regional, national and international advisory groups concerned with protecting Lake Erie. Stone Lab is the summer island campus on Lake Erie for The Ohio State University, offering 30 science courses each summer for students. Together, the Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab works to preserve, protect and understand the Lake Erie environment.
Arrive early, as breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow. The cost is just $10 per person (cash or check at the door) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities.
The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.
Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance.