Seminar to focus on animal activism


ORWELL, Ohio — Local leaders in the community and in the agriculture industry will hold a seminar on “Becoming a Pro-Animal Agriculture Activists” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 19 at the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road, state Route 87, Russell, Ohio.

The seminar is open to the public and reservations are required.


In addition to hearing a presentation from a livestock producer, Darrell Rubel, director of volunteer development with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Matt Sutton-Vermeulen, president of Unison Resource, will be making presentations and encouraging the agriculture industry to be proactive and channel their passion for animal agriculture into productive actions.

Goals of seminar

The ultimate goals of the seminar are to inform the audience about the myths that surround animal activist groups, inform about current actions happening in the community and Ohio, prepare individuals to peak out with confidence about the animal agriculture industry and prepare individuals that wish to participate in a speaker’s bureau to begin the process of reaching out to the community.

In response to radical animal rights extremists, a group has been formed by many leaders from the Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull County Farm Bureaus.

This group, the Pro-Animal Coalition, is made up of a dedicated group of farmers, ranchers, veterinarians and other concerned citizens.

The mission of the group is to help educate and inform everyone about the outstanding care farmers and ranchers give their animals and to ensure a safe and affordable food supply.

To register

For more information or to register for the seminar contact the Northeast Counties Farm Bureau Office at 440-437-8700 or e-mail

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