4 farm bill meetings to be offered in Ohio Posted on July 29, 2014 0 Spread the Love - Share this Post! Farm Credit Mid-America, the Ohio Farm Bureau, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency and the Ohio State University Extension will co-host informational meetings on the 2014 farm bill throughout Ohio in August and September. Meetings will focus on how the changes in the 2014 farm bill will impact producers and their operations. Topics will include an overview of programs and changes, deadlines and requirements and an introduction to what tools are available in the marketplace. Two farm policy experts will provide information about farm bill crop commodity programs at the meetings. They are Jon Coppess and Dr. Carl Zulauf. Coppess is a clinical assistant professor of law and policy in the Department of Agriculture and consumer economics at the University of Illinois. Coppess recently served as chief counsel of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and was influential in the results of the 2014 farm bill. Zulauf is a professor in the Department of agricultural, environmental and development economics at OSU. He specializes in agricultural policy and is known for offering his policy expertise at various state and national agriculture outlook meetings. Ohio Farm Bureau vice president of public policy Adam Sharp will moderate the meetings. Meetings will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster; 9 a.m. Aug. 19 at George M. Smart Athletic Center of Defiance College, 701 N. Clinton St.; 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Boyd Cultural Arts Center at Wilmington College, 870 Quaker Way; and 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Farm Science Review’s vice president’s tent, located at 135 Ohio 38, London. The meetings are open to the public but reservations are requested by Aug. 8. To register, visit go.osu.edu/summer2014farmbill. Spread the Love - Share this Post!