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OLC Sponsors 2014 Manure Science Review
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Farms lauded for
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Perhaps no farmers receive more scrutiny about how they manage their manure than those in the Grand Lake Watershed.
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Big Walnut Elementary
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About 85 Big Walnut Elementary third-grade students visited Price Farms Organics in Radnor Township on May 24.
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After more than a decade, has pet guardianship changed anything? Though the campaign to reclassify animal owners as guardians has lost momentum, the veterinary profession remains wary.
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Funding Assistance Available For Water Quality And Nutrient Management Education And Outreach Water quality and nutrient management are critical issues in the Buckeye state, and understanding their impact on the state’s waterways has never been more important. That’s why more than 1,600 Ohio farmers across the state have already participated in educational meetings to learn more about what these issues mean for them and their farms. Read More

Experts Say Social Responsibility, Consumer Engagement, Developing Future Agricultural Leaders Top The List Of Issues Facing Animal Agriculture The many factors that influence decision-making at the farm and throughout the food system related to animal welfare and responsible production practices were dominant themes at the 2013 Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium. Read More

Ohio Livestock Coalition Announces 2013 Award Winners The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) recently named five Ohio farmers as the recipients of the 2013 Environmental Stewardship Award. In addition, two rural residents, one farmer and one non-farmer, were recognized for the Neighbor of the Year Award. The awards were presented, at OLC’s 16th Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium held September 6 in Columbus. Read More

The 2013 Environmental Stewardship Awards were presented to:

Neighbor of the Year Award Winners
The Neighbor of the Year Award recognizes two rural residents – one farmer and one non-farmer – who have positively developed and enhanced relationships between neighbors in Ohio’s farm communities. The recipients of this year’s award are James and Shirley Croskey, of Holmesville, for the farmer award and Lucy Sondles, of Wadsworth, for the non-farmer award.

Ohio Third Graders Win Statewide Essay Contest, Field Trip to Ohio Livestock Farm for Entire Class The Ohio Livestock Coalition recently announced the winners of a statewide essay contest for third graders in response to the question, "How do Ohio farmers make sure we have good, safe food to eat?" Read More

Want To Watch A Movie About Farming? On eve of national film release, Ohio livestock farmers encourage viewing of "real" farmer movies Read More

Ohio Livestock Coalition To Provide Funding Assistance To Local Organizations For Water Quality And Nutrient Management Education And Outreach. The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) recently announced that funding is available for Ohio organizations interested in hosting meetings for farmers and farm managers on water quality and nutrient management education.     Read More

Experts Say Water Quality, Transparency And Consumer Engagement Top The List Of Issues Facing Animal Agriculture. Themes of improving transparency in livestock farming, engaging with consumers, and addressing water quality and nutrient management were prevalent at the 2012 Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium, held today in Lewis Center, Ohio.     Read More

Ohio Livestock Coalition Announces 2012 Award Winners. The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) recently named five Ohio farmers as the recipients of the 2012 Environmental Stewardship Award and one rural resident for the Neighbor of the Year Award. The awards were presented at OLC's 15th Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium.    Read More

Ohio Third Graders Win Statewide Essay Contest, Field Trip to Ohio Livestock Farm for Entire Class
Two third grade classes will be taking an all expenses paid field trip to livestock farms in Ohio this month, thanks to the efforts of a fellow classmate in being named a winner in the Ohio Livestock Coalition's (OLC) ForYourInFARMation essay contest. Read More

2012 Neighbor of the Year Nominations
Listen to these clips to hear firsthand how Ohio farmers ensure excellent animal care, protect the environment, and provide a safe, wholesome food supply for Ohioans and the world. Read More

You Heard it from a Farmer
Listen to these clips to hear firsthand how Ohio farmers ensure excellent animal care, protect the environment, and provide a safe, wholesome food supply for Ohioans and the world. Hear More