Farmers are environmentalists in the truest sense of the word. They actively protect and preserve the land and water both on and around their farms while providing safe, nutritious food for the world. They recognize that respecting the environment is more than the right thing to do, it is essential for effective, sustainable livestock farming. From water and soil protection to air quality to responsible manure management, livestock farmers consistently meet strict guidelines and regulatory requirements while also engaging in voluntary efforts.

Ohio's livestock farmers also care about their neighbors and their quality of life. The smart, proactive environmental practices they employ illustrate their efforts to be good stewards of the environment and make positive contributions to the communities in which they live.