OSA director to host meet and greets across Ohio


REYNOLDSBURG – Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Dorothy Pelanda will host a series of informal meet and greet events across Ohio. The meetings will present the opportunity for Director Pelanda to introduce herself, share information regarding her background and listen to thoughts and ideas from members of Ohio’s food and agriculture industry.

The meet and greets will be hosted in conjunction with local soil and water conservation districts. The events are open to the public and members of the media are welcome to attend on the following dates:

Feb. 11: 9:30 a.m. – Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Ave., Chillicothe; 11:30 a.m. – Jackson County OSU Extension, 17 Standpipe Road, Jackson; and 2:30 p.m. – Athens Public Library, 30 Home St., Athens.

Feb. 15: 10 a.m. – Wilmington College Kelly Center, 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington; and 1 p.m. – Springview Government Center, 3130 East Main St., Springfield.

Feb. 22: 10:30 a.m. – Union County Ag Center – Buckeye Meeting Room, 18000 State Route 4 N, Suite B, Marysville; 2 p.m. – Upper Valley Career Center-Adult Technology Center, 8901 Looney Road, Room 600, Piqua.

March 1: 10 a.m. – Gottfried Nature Center, 9783 County Highway 330, Upper Sandusky.

March 4: 1 p.m. – Eaton First Church of God, 601 E. Lexington Rd., Eaton; 3:30 p.m. – Central Service Building, 220 W. Livingston St., Celina.

Additional meetings are scheduled and those dates and locations will be released once they become available. Those with questions can contact the ODA Office of Communications at 614-752-9817.