Town Hall Ohio

Town Hall Ohio is Ohio Farm Bureau’s weekly public affairs radio program. The hour-long broadcast elevates important issues such as private property rights, food safety, wildlife, education, science and technology, business challenges, government and politics. High profile guests from government, industry, academia and other arenas are regular guests on the program. Find stations and airtimes near you.


2016 Discussion Meet Finalists on ‘Town Hall Ohio’

The 2016 Discussion Meet finalists are our guests this week on Town Hall Ohio. The four finalists are Stephen Caraway of West Union, Mike Derringer of Eaton, Andy Korb of Oxford and Joy Sizemore of Monroeville.


OSU President Dr. Michael Drake on ‘Town Hall Ohio’

OSU President Dr. Michael Drake and Ohio Farm Bureau’s Jack Fisher talk about food security, college affordability, athletics and campus safety


Opportunities and Challenges of Feeding the World on ‘Town Hall Ohio’

Americans eat a lot. But with only around 5 percent of the world’s population, there are billions of mouths to be fed elsewhere. At the Foreign Agricultural Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, they’re working to help American farmers,…

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97th Annual Meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation Coverage on ‘Town Hall Ohio’

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, retiring AFBF President Bob Stallman and new president Zippy Duval plus county Farm Bureau members from Ohio are among the highlights of our coverage of the 97th annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation….


Pipelines on ‘Town Hall Ohio’

One of Ohio’s most recently developed economic engines is the huge supply of shale oil, gas, and bi-products. But for it to be useful, it has to be moved from where it’s drilled to where it’ll be used for fuel,…


‘Town Hall Ohio’ 2015: Greatest Hits

Tis the time of year for top ten lists. The biggest news stories. Top ten albums, exceptional TV moments, buzzwords or whatever some media outlet deems worth of memorializing. So as to not get left out, Town Hall Ohio joins the fray….

Ohio farmer and Metro High School Farmer's Market vendor George McCoy stocks more tomatoes while he keeps an eye on customers at the Metro High School Farmers Market.

‘Town Hall Ohio’ talks local food systems

On this episode of ‘Town Hall Ohio’, we explore the possibilities of scaling up to a local food systems that would benefit farmers, consumers and communities. Guests: Brian Williams, agricultural specialist with the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission; Tony Logan, director of USDA Rural Development in Ohio; and Steve Berk, Ohio Farm Bureau organization director.

Local, craft brewing discussed on Town Hall Ohio with Tim Ward of North High Brewing in Columbus, executive director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association Mary McDonald and Akron Beacon Journal reporter and craft brewing blogger and author Rick Armon.

Local, craft brewing on ‘Town Hall Ohio’

Craft brewing output has more than doubled in just five years. Nationally, it’s a 102 billion dollar market. Ohio ranks fourth nationally in craft-brew production at 1.27 million barrels a year. This episode of Town Hall Ohio looks into this exploding industry. Guests are Tim Ward of North High Brewing in Columbus, executive director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association Mary McDonald and Akron Beacon Journal reporter and craft brewing blogger and author Rick Armon.

Election Day voting

Become a more informed voter with ‘Town Hall Ohio’

Our grandparents learned about presidential candidates by reading the paper or even actually pressing the flesh. Today, we’re informed by tweets, robo-calls and TV shouting matches disguised as debates. We’re in the midst of presidential primaries, and if we hope…

ODNR Director Jim Zehringer on Town Hall Ohio

ODNR Director Jim Zehringer talks energy, water, wildlife, recreation, more

From fishing to fracking, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is charged with taking care of Ohio’s great outdoors. Heading that agency is Director, Jim Zehringer. He joins OFBF Executive Vice President, Jack Fisher, to talk about energy, water, wildlife,…