Farm Bureau algal bloom seminar

Farmers who need to know how they’ll be affected by outbreaks of harmful algal blooms can learn more at a members-only webinar from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).

The session will be held April 24 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Members can register and submit questions by visiting ofbf.org and searching “nutrient webinar.” The registration deadline is April 23.

Recently, nutrient related water quality challenges have placed new expectations on farmers. The webinar will discuss agriculture’s contributions to the algal blooms and the short and long term steps farmers should be prepared to take.

The session also will discuss the potential impact on farmers as the issue is addressed by government, special interest groups and the media.

The webinar will feature Dr. Larry Antosch, OFBF’s senior director of environmental policy, and other nutrient and water quality experts.

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