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Sen. Sherrod Brown Headlines 80th Ohio Farmers Union Convention
Two-day convention kicks off this Friday afternoon
COLUMBUS – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D), Ohio’s senior senator and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee will deliver remarks and take questions Friday, January 31 at the Ohio Farmers Union 80th Annual State Convention.
Brown was a leader in Senate Farm Bill deliberations over the past two years helping to craft the bipartisan compromise framework eventually passed by the full Senate. He will update convention goers on the Farm Bill’s status and discuss other recent events and issues of note in Washington. Brown will also take questions after his remarks.
All convention events will be held at the Columbus Airport Marriott Hotel, 1375 N. Cassady Ave., Columbus, 43219.
Friday, January 31, 2014 – Sen. Brown Convention Schedule
11:45 a.m. – Meet and Greet
12:20 p.m. – Remarks
12:40 p.m. – Q&A
OFU members and delegates will also hear from other federal and state officials as well as agricultural policy experts over the two-day convention. State Rep. Denise Driehaus, D-Cincinnati, will be honored on Saturday as state Legislator of the Year.
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Friday, January 31, 2014 – Other Speakers, Presentations
3:10 p.m. – Broken Promises – Farmers and Real Estate Taxes in Ohio, Ted Finnarn, Attorney at Law,
member of Agricultural Advisory Committee of the Division of Tax Equalization.
3:25 p.m. – The Renewable Fuel Standard and the Ohio Farmers, Mark Borer, General Manager, Poet Biorefining and President of the Ohio Ethanol Producers Assoc.
3:45 p.m. – USDA Update, Tony Logan, Ohio State Director USDA Rural Development.
6:30 p.m. – Banquet begins. Featured speakers include: Jan Ahlen, Government Relations Representative, National Farmers Union; Keynote Presenter, Larry Mitchell, Administrator Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.
Saturday, February 1, 2014 – Featured Speakers
10:15 a.m. – E.R. Beach, member Advisory Board of the Ohio Rights Group to speak about public policy and industrial hemp.
11 a.m. – Using Cover Crops to Keep Phosphorous Out of Surface Water, James J. Hoorman, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Extension
12:15 p.m. – Luncheon Keynote Speaker, State Rep. Denise Driehaus, D-Cincinnati.