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State Rep. Ron Amstutz Welcomes Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee to Wooster

August 26, 2015
Republican Newsroom

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The Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee held a hearing today in Wooster at the OSU Agricultural Technical Institute, focused primarily on agricultural education.


“It was a delight to host the House Agriculture Committee to Wooster to discuss the future of agricultural education in Ohio,” said Rep. Amstutz (R-Wooster). “The OSU Agricultural Technical Institute and OARDC are invaluable resources to our region and the entire state.”


Among the organizations that testified before the bipartisan panel were The Ohio State University, Wilmington College, Anthony Wayne High School, the Ohio Soybean Council, and the Ohio Ecological and Farm Association.


“Today we heard about all aspects of agriculture education,” said Rep. Tony Burkley (R-Payne), Vice-Chair of the committee. “The testimony covered public and private institutions as well as educators, parents, students, and advisors. As we move forward, their testimony will benefit us greatly.”


Following the summer hearings, the committee will issue a report of its findings, testimony, and recommendations that will be available to the public and will guide future legislative action in these areas.


This was the second of five summer hearings the committee will be holding throughout the state. The next committee hearing will be held September 1st in Salem, Ohio.