To better understand Ohioans' attitudes and beliefs about the pending 2012 Farm Bill, the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association is hosting a survey and awarding two random participants with iPads at the annual Farm Science Review Sept. 20, 21 and 22 in London.
Experiencing its 49th year, FSR is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. It attracts nearly 140,000 visitors from the U.S. and Canada who come to learn about the latest in agricultural research, products and services, and experience educational exhibits, presentations and demonstrations relating to natural-resource management and the crop and livestock industries.
"FSR will help us gauge what our farmers and consumers understand and don't understand about current agriculture policies," says OCWGA CEO Dwayne Siekman. "We'll assess the results to address the issues of the pending 2012 Farm Bill."
The Farm Bill, initiated in the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933, was passed during the Great Depression and undergoes review and reauthorization about every five years. Its policies support commodity crops, horticulture and livestock, conservation, nutrition, trade and food aid, agricultural research, farm-credit, rural development, energy, forestry and other related programs. It guides most federal farm and food policies.
OCWGA is active at the state and federal level to advocate for globally competitive, market-responsive and environmentally responsible policies that protect food security, sustainable farming and the financial wellness of farmers simultaneously. To learn more about OCWGA's Farm Bill platform, visit www.ohiocornandwheat.org.Two participants will be selected at random to win the iPads used to administer the survey. OCWGA will be located at 147 Corn Avenue at FSR from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.