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 challenge factory farm expansions or new facilities proposed in Ohio communities, and encouraging family sustainable conservation farming instead.
- Encouraging proper labeling of food products to inform consumers about the presence of antibiotics and hormones.
- Encouraging local, sustainable food production such as organic farms, farmers markets, school gardens and community gardens in vacant lots
- 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
Want to join our work?
The Agriculture Committee invites you to get involved. Contact Tony Szilagye to find out how you can help.