Events scheduled to help youth fight Ohio opioid epidemic


COLUMBUS —Four regional Hope for Ohio events will welcome youth, parents, advisers and others interested in helping young people fight the opioid epidemic. A project of Ohio Farm Bureau and other supporting organizations, Hope for Ohio works with 4-H and FFA members to encourage peer-to-peer prevention measures. At each event, speakers will share stories and information that will provide youth with tools needed to be prevention leaders in their communities.

The regional events are:

• Sept. 29: Beck’s research farm facility, London, noon to 3 p.m.

• Nov. 3: FFA Camp Muskingum, Carrollton, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Nov. 10: Spencerville High School, Spencerville, noon to 3 p.m.

• Nov. 17, Batavia Community Center, Batavia, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

These regional events are a follow-up to last year’s statewide Hope for Ohio event held on the campus of Ohio State University and is one of several projects by Ohio and county Farm Bureaus to combat Ohio’s opioid crisis.

For more information, or to register, visit ofb.ag/2018hopeforohio.