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Legislature designates Ohio Agriculture Week March 14 to 18

Published Mar. 23, 2011 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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Gov. John Kasich joined OFBF staff and others when he signed a bill establishing Ohio Agriculture Week.

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Gov. John Kasich recently signed House Bill 89, sponsored by State Rep. Tim Derickson (R-Hanover Township), which designates the second full week of March as Ohio Agriculture Week to honor the state’s agriculture community.

“As a dairy farmer in Butler County for many years, I have a sincere appreciation for Ohio agriculture,” said Derickson, who also serves as vice chairman of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. “This legislation will recognize and celebrate the many contributions that Ohio’s agriculture communities make to enhance the quality of life not only in our state, but throughout the country.”

Among friends and family who were in attendance at the signing of House Bill 89 were State Rep. Dave Hall (R-Millersburg), chairman of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Chris Henney, OFBF director of legislative relations, and Jim Zehringer, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

“While it is important that we recognize the men and women who dedicate their lives to growing crops and livestock, it is of equal importance that we educate Ohio’s consumers regarding this important industry,” said Henney. “This legislation should help do both.”Photo courtesy of the House Republican Caucus

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