State Sen. Bob Peterson to host ag roundtable discussion

Last updated: August 22. 2014 5:53PM - 483 Views
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Ohio Governor John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor are scheduled to be in Fayette County on Tuesday to host a roundtable discussion on agriculture and job creation.

The public is invited to attend the event at the family farm of State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina), located at 5564 Grassy Branch Road, Sabina. Doors open at 11 a.m. and those attending are asked to arrive by 11:30 a.m.

For those interested, RSVP to Jen@KasichForOhio.com or call 614-824-5560.

“The Ohio Republican Party set this up and they reached out to the Ohio Farm Bureau to help coordinate the event because there will be an ag-themed discussion,” said Steven Berk, the farm bureau’s organization director for Fayette, Clinton, Greene, Madison and Franklin counties.

Kasich was recently named a “Friend of Agriculture” by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee (AGGPAC). This is an official designation that identifies elected officials who have supported the public policy goals of Farm Bureau.

“Throughout his first three-and-a-half years in office, Governor Kasich has clearly demonstrated his appreciation of the importance of agriculture to Ohio’s economy and quality of life,” said John C. (Jack) Fisher, Ohio Farm Bureau’s executive vice president and treasurer of AGGPAC. “He has steadfastly supported policies that are good for Ohio’s largest industry.”

Representatives of AGGPAC acknowledged Kasich’s personal attention to Farm Bureau members.

“The governor has come to Farm Bureau’s board meetings,” Fisher said. “He’s been to two of our state annual conventions, even taking questions from delegates during our business session. He recently hosted a large group of farm leaders and has gone to our members’ farms to hear about our concerns and issues. He’s made himself accessible to our members and they appreciate it.”

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