REYNOLDSBURG, OH (March 9, 2020) –Assistant Director of Agriculture Tim Derickson is kicking off Ohio Agriculture Week by visiting an indoor farm run by robots! Ohioans are encouraged to take a moment to celebrate and recognize the state’s food and agriculture industry, as Ohio observes “Ohio Agriculture Week” March 8-14.
Monday morning, Assistant Director Derickson kicked off Ohio Agriculture Week during a visit to 80 Acres Farms, a state-of-the-art, tech-centric indoor farm that’s housed entirely inside a Cincinnati-area warehouse. 80 Acres Farms is a 100 percent pesticide free, eco-friendly farm that delivers fresh produce to grocery stores across Ohio. Assistant Director Derickson authored House Bill 89 in 2011 when he was in the legislature, establishing Ohio Agriculture Week.
“As a dairy farmer in Butler County for many years, I have a sincere appreciation for Ohio agriculture,” said Derickson. “This week recognizes and celebrate the many contributions that Ohio’s agriculture communities make to enhance the quality of life not only in our state, but throughout the country.”
Assistant Director Derickson will continue to celebrate Ohio Agriculture Week with more than a dozen events across Ohio in the coming days, including tours at the following Ohio agribusinesses:
|80 Acres Farms||French Ridge Winery|
|Jones Fish Hatchery||Holmes Cheese Company|
|Bluegrass Farms||Willoway Nursery|
|MVP Dairy||Your Deli|
|Lakeview Farms||Select Sires of Ohio|
— Ohio Department of Agriculture
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