Meeting to address Ohio drought issues

On Tuesday, representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the U.S. Small Business Administration, (SBA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be joined by State agencies and stakeholders from the private sector to discuss the effects of the drought and long-term recovery efforts.

Recognizing that recovery from drought can be a lengthy process, this event is an opportunity to examine its impact on producers, local communities and businesses and to highlight resources available to assist local recovery efforts. The event is free of charge and features three break-out sessions:

Track 1 – Community Development and Business Impacts;

Track 2 – Livestock, Hay and Grazing Impacts; or

Track 3 – Crop Agriculture Impacts

AUDIO: Tony Logan is the State Director of USDA’s Ohio Rural Development Office and he talks with Ty Higgins about this upcoming meeting.

Who:   Ohio State University Extension

Ohio Department of Agriculture

Northwest State Community College

The Center for Innovative Food Technology

Ruralogic

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

What: Regional meeting to address drought issues

When: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (registration opens at 8:30 a.m.)

Where: Northwest State Community College

George Voinovich Auditorium

22600 State Route 34

Archbold, Ohio 43502

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