Latta to speak
Congressman Robert Latta will address issues facing agriculture in Ohio at the monthly Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, Aug. 15 from 8-9:30 a.m.
The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with informal networking prior, hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, located at 13737 Middleton Pike (SR 582) in Bowling Green.
Latta serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has wide jurisdiction on legislative matters, including energy policy, telecommunications, food and drug safety, public health research and interstate and foreign commerce. He previously was a member of the Committee on Agriculture.
The cost is $10 per person, payable by cash or check at the door, which includes breakfast and networking opportunities. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by emailing
Green industry program
The Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County, in partnership with Owens Community College, will present the 16th Annual Green Industry Summer Session, Wednesday, Aug. 7 in the Audio Visual Classroom Center at Owens.
The program is an educational event designed for members of the local landscape, garden center, tree care, and turf industry. Workshops and exhibits will be held throughout the afternoon on turf, plant disease and pests, invasive plant and insect controls, pesticide safety, water quality and more. Speakers will include Ohio State University Extension professionals and local green industry professionals including Matt Ross, Dr. Laura Deeter, Amy Stone, Dr. Curtis Young, Nancy Taylor, Chris Foley, Mark Koenig, Greg Meyer, and Kathy Smith.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Pesticide Credits will be offered, along with International Society of Arborist credits. Continuing Education credits will be offered to Ohio Certified Nursery Technicians, Master Gardener Volunteers and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists.
For more information, email Lee Richter at
or call 419-578-6783.