Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board sets public sessions dates

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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — During its first, organizational meeting held April 27, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board set the dates and locations for their regional public listening sessions in May.

The purpose of the listening sessions is to allow Ohioans the opportunity to provide input to the board and to educate the board members and public on the various factors the board needs to consider as it begins to establish standards of livestock care.

At each of these sessions the public is encouraged to offer comments to members of the board regarding what important factors the board should consider as it creates standards of livestock care that will maintain food safety, encourage locally grown and raised food and protect Ohio farms and families. Written comment may also be submitted.

The board will use the unbiased facilitation services of the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management.

All listening sessions will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The listening session schedule:

— May 6
Geauga County
Parkman Community House
16295 Main Market Road
Parkman, Ohio 44080

— May 12
Allen County
Independence Elementary School
615 Tremont Ave.
Lima, Ohio 45801

— May 13
Franklin County
Columbus Global Academy
2001 Hamilton Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43211

— May 18
Montgomery County
Miami Valley Career Technology Center
6800 Hoke Road
Clayton, Ohio 45315

— May 25
Guernsey County
Mideast Career & Technology Center
57090 Vocational Road
Senecaville, Ohio 43780

— May 26
Ross County
Carver Community Center
165 W. Fourth St.
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

(Source: Ohio Department of Agriculture)OLCSB sets dates for public sessions

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  1. I do hope they get many folks there that have been impacted by these cafos so they will get a true picture of the problems and not look the other way As they have done in the past. For many years I attended every meeting at the ODA and even showed pictures of what my family was enduring to Mr. White who would look the other way or over my head. Is this the way we will continue to deal with this issue? Every homeowner in Ohio deserves to have their home respected which was not the case when ODA and
    Farm Bureau protected and promoted the entrance of the North Preston site of Park Farms approximately 500 feet west of my home of 35 years. With the weather coming from the West/Southwest I think you can understand what the impact was on my home. The OEPA also looked the other way as these folks (the owners of Park Farms, the Pastores, are powerful folks.

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