COLUMBUS- State Representative Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) today recognizes Agriculture Week and National Agriculture Day.
“Everyone eats,” Rep. Brent said. “Expanding agricultural education such as 4-H is a necessity in this job market. There are many things such as: soil health, increasing access to capital for farmers, incentivizing enrollment in large animal veterinary programs, these issues only get resolved when they get the necessary attention. Since everyone eats, this is everyone's concern to address.”
Ohio ranks first nationally in the production of Swiss cheese, second in egg production and third in tomatoes and pumpkins. Ohio is fifth in the nation in bell pepper yield and sixth in sweet corn and cucumber production.