Kick, Klopfenstein Introduce Agriculture Appreciation Act
COLUMBUS— State Representatives Darrell Kick (R-Loudonville) and Roy Klopfenstein (R-Haviland) have introduced legislation that would add several federally recognized agricultural days into the Ohio Revised Code.
The proposed agricultural days and weeks of recognition include:
·Agriculture Day, March 21
·Farmer’s Day, October 12
·FFA Week, The last full week of February
·4-H Week, The first full week of October
“Agriculture is one of the largest industries in Ohio, generating more than $100 billion to our state’s economy,” Kick said. “With over 75,000 farms, 90% of which are family-owned, we need to highlight the important work being done by everyday Ohioans.”
“Farmers tend to keep to themselves, but now is the time to promote different aspects of the agriculture industry throughout the year so we can inspire the next generation to pursue careers in the field,” Klopfenstein said.
The legislation awaits committee assignment.
State Representative Darrell Kick is serving his fourth term in the Ohio House. He represents the 98th House District, which includes all of Coshocton and Holmes counties and eastern Knox County.
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State Representative Roy Klopfenstein represents the 82nd House District, serving residents of Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Defiance counties.
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