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Ag Day at the Capital

Published Mar. 21, 2014 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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Hundreds of Ohio Farm Bureau members came to Columbus to discuss current political issues and meet with lawmakers during the organization’s annual Ag Day at the Capital. Here are some highlights from the event:

“In our 15-minute conversation, the vast majority of the time was spent talking about what we as individuals, families, community members, agricultural producers and landowners do to promote agriculture and understanding of ag issues. This allows Farm Bureau as an organization and individuals to approach our elected officials with a high level of credibility and passion for our industry and society.” ~ Trumbull County Farm Bureau member Gary Smallsreed describing his Ag Day experience in a column in the Warren Tribune Chronicle.

“It’s important for you to be involved in the process. We will make a decision. And we do that every day on your behalf. It’s important that we know what you think about it.” ~ Ohio Sen. Bob Peterson, a former Ohio Farm Bureau president

“While the work that makes me a farmer is in Ross County, the work that makes me a farmer advocate is in Columbus, at least for today.” ~ Ohio Farm Bureau President Steve Hirsch

Below is a photo album of the event:

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