COLUMBUS - Jon Scholl, president of the American Farmland Trust, is keynote speaker for the 12th annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit Nov. 17.
Jill Clark, co-host of the day and director of The Ohio State University's Center for Farmland Policy Innovation, said Scholl will talk about key considerations in the 2012 Farm Bill.
In the afternoon, she said Dale Minyo of Ohio Ag Net will interview farmers Renee Winner and Joe Young, who have protected their family farms.
Designed to provide information to local officials, land trust leadership and members, farmers, landowners, planners, agency personnel, economic development professionals, and anyone interested in preserving Ohio farmland, the summit will take place at OSU's Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, just across from Schottenstein Center on the Columbus campus.
The day begins at 8:30 a.m. and will feature breakout sessions on a variety of topics, Clark said, ranging from farm transition planning, conducting a community agriculture inventory, energy development and farmland preservation, and growing farming businesses.
There also will be exhibition space and a lunch featuring Ohio foods.
Registration is $40 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Deadline to register is 5 p.m. Nov. 10.
For more information or to register online, visit cffpi.osu.edu/summit11.htm.