David Daniels, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, will speak at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, at Urbana University, about one of the hottest topics in Ohio agriculture – water quality. His presentation is the first in the Western Ohio Agri-Education Series, a public service sponsored by Urbana University and the Jamon Sellman Nationwide Insurance Agency. Providing relevant, contemporary information for those involved in agriculture, these free presentations are designed to equip all currently involved in or interested in agriculture with information they need to increase their effectiveness in the field.
Daniels is a life-long farmer and, with his father and uncle, operated Daniels Brothers farm in Greenfield. Prior to his election to the state Senate in 2010, he served eight years in the Ohio House of Representatives and 18 years in local government as a Highland County commissioner, a Greenfield city councilman, and the mayor of Greenfield. He was appointed Ohio Agriculture director by Gov. Kasich on Feb. 15, 2012. In this capacity, he oversees aspects of the state’s number one industry – food and agriculture – and upholds regulatory, food safety and consumer protection programs for the benefit of all Ohioans.
The Feb. 18 event will take place in the Urbana University Student Center, 579 College Way. Visit www.urbana.edu/westernohioagrieducation for more details.