The Ohio Chapter’s Agriculture Committee works to address environmental and public health concerns by:
- Urging state agencies and lawmakers to support requirements that prevent large factory farm pollution, and ensure adequate enforcement of manure management laws.
- Working in partnership with statewide groups to encourage family sustainable conservation farming, including local foods, organics, farmers markets, school gardens, and community gardens.
- Encouraging proper labeling of food products to inform consumers about the presence of antibiotics and hormones.
- Working with local communities to adopt resolutions that encourage healthy diets, including fresh local produce and less red meats
- Educating the public about the impacts of our food decisions on global climate change.
- Educating agricultural producers about climate impacts to their sustainable farming future
- Working with legislatures to assure adoption of agricultural policies and funding for best management practices
- Working on solutions to reducing phosphorus and nitrogen pollution, in an effort to limit Toxic Algae problems in Ohio
- Advocating for cyanobacteria (Toxic Algae) drinking water standards in all public water supplies to assure citizens have adequate safe drinking water daily.
- Advocating for prevention of manure applications to frozen grounds.
Want to join our work?
The Agriculture Committee invites you to get involved. Email the chapter at email@example.com to find out how you can help.