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Agriculture and Clean Energy Summit
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A Workshop for Land Owners, Farmers, Policy Makers and Concerned Citizens

Ohio Corn Growers AssociationOn August 13th, Sen. Sherrod Brown, the Ohio Corn Growers Association, and American Farmland Trust held a day long summit on agriculture and clean energy.

Over 50 attendees learned more about how proposed clean energy legislation will impact agriculture in Ohio, as USDA representatives, agriculture professionals, and economists presented opportunities for Ohio's farmers in clean energy legislation and were available to answer questions.

Featured Events

  • Clean Energy and Agriculture: A Presentation by Bill Hohenstein, Director, USDA Global Change Program Office
    Director Hohenstein 's Presentation
  • Agriculture Opportunities – Offset and Energy Panel with Fred Yoder, Ohio Corn Producer and Andy Olsen, Senior Policy Advocate, Environmental Law and Policy Center
    Mr. Olsen's Presentation
  • Sorting Out the Costs and Benefits of Clean Energy Legislation: A Discussion with Bill Hohenstein, Director, USDA Global Change Program Office and Matt Roberts, Agricultural Economist, The Ohio State University
    Director Hohenstein's Presentation
    Dr. Roberts Presentation

Background Reading

For more information please contact Anita Zurbrugg, Center for Agriculture in the Environment, American Farmland Trust, azurbrugg@niu.edu,  815-753-9686.

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