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Kick, Klopfenstein Introduce Agriculture Appreciation Act

April 27, 2023
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COLUMBUS— State Representatives Darrell Kick (R-Loudonville) and Roy Klopfenstein (R-Haviland) have introduced legislation that would add several federally recognized agricultural days into the Ohio Revised Code. 

The proposed agricultural days and weeks of recognition include:

·         Agriculture Day, March 21

·         Farmer’s Day, October 12

·         FFA Week, The last full week of February 

·         4-H Week, The first full week of October

“Agriculture is one of the largest industries in Ohio, generating more than $100 billion to our state’s economy,” Kick said. “With over 75,000 farms, 90% of which are family-owned, we need to highlight the important work being done by everyday Ohioans.”

“Farmers tend to keep to themselves, but now is the time to promote different aspects of the agriculture industry throughout the year so we can inspire the next generation to pursue careers in the field,” Klopfenstein said. 

The legislation awaits committee assignment.