Ohio State Hopes to Increase Awareness of Agriculture College

Mar 30, 2010

Governor Ted Strickland visited Ohio State yesterday to help introduce a plan he hopes will increase university enrollment and expand economic growth.

The plan is part of a 10-year strategy to expand college curriculum that focus on Ohio's most successful industries. Strickland said the plan will increase opportunities for students and create Ohio jobs.

"It's an effort to increase Ohioans access to higher education and to increase our ability to use university research to spur economic development across our state," Strickland said.

A movement to build a sustainable food system that nourishes our bodies and our environment, with farmer and author Joel Salatin; and the OSU Wexner Center for the Arts’ documentary film series about the food industry and our relationship with food, with Wexner Film/Video curator Dave Filipi.

State Issue #2, a proposed amendment to the Ohio constitution to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board that would regulate care for livestock and poultry, with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Center for Food and Animal Issues vice president Mike Bumgarner and Ohio Environmental Council Agricultural programs director Joe Logan.

Food Safety in the U.S.

Oct 13, 2009

Concerns about food safety in the U.S.: national and local food production systems, and how consumers can protect themselves, with Ohio Grocers Association president/CEO Tom Jackson, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association organic education program coordinator Mike Anderson and Consumers Union Food policy initiatives director Jean Halloran.

Ohio's Rural Voters Play Big Role In Political Contests

Sep 25, 2006

Ohio is awash in politics this fall as the Republican party works to hold onto majorities at the statehouse and in congress. Democrats are working just as hard to gain more political clout in Columbus and Washington. While most votes will come from urban and suburban areas on November 7th, rural Ohio counties could play political king-maker, especially in close races.

Buckeye Egg Wraps Up Appeal Before State Commission

Aug 27, 2003

The state says Buckeye Egg Farm is fighting an order to shut down despite abundant evidence it polluted the environment. Assistant Attorney General Margaret Malone told the Environmental Review Appeals Commission today that the company's appeal of the state's order ignores numerous documented rules violations. The commission heard closing arguments from both sides today. A spokesman for the attorney general says a decision could take weeks.