Ag-Business Breakfast Forum
Mike Thiel, food safety manager of the Kroger Co., will speak about the grocery chain’s sustainability strategy at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum set for Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, located at 13737 Middleton Pike (SR 582), Bowling Green.
Thiel will focus on operations, government relations and consumer affairs as it relates to food safety in the 124 stores he oversees in Ohio and West Virginia. He is president of the Ohio Association for Food Protection and a member of both the Ohio and National Environmental Health Associations.
He will be accompanied by Marne Fuller, retail operations, who focuses on the overall management of all waste removal practices, waste reduction and recycling programs, supply procurement and expense containment.
The program will begin at 8 a.m. with informal networking hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT).
The breakfast form, offered monthly, offers members of the agricultural community and those who support its advancement the opportunity to network and to gain information on current issues, trends and programs available.
Breakfast signups, nominations sought
In conjunction of National Agriculture Week, the Agricultural Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County will host its annual Ag Week Kickoff Breakfast March 14 at Ole Zim's Wagon Shed, 1375 SR 590, Gibsonburg.
Doors will open at 6:30 a.m. and breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Reservations, which are required by March 5, may be made by calling the Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County at 419-332-1591.
The annual Farmer of the Year and Agriculture Service Awards will be presented during breakfast. Nominations are currently being accepted for both awards and are due by Feb. 20. Nomination forms are available online at www.scchamber.org, by calling 419-332-1591 in person at the Chamber of Commerce office, 101 S. Front St., Fremont.
2014 AG Breakfast
To celebrate agriculture and honor local producers, local ag agencies and sponsors will celebrate National Agriculture Week by hosting a Community Breakfast Friday, March 21, at 8 a.m. at St John Lutheran Church in Oak Harbor.
The cost for the all-you-can-eat scrambled egg, pancake and ham breakfast is $5. The event is not just for the agricultural community, but open to all individuals and businesses that eat meat, fruit, vegetables and bread – items grown by farmers! J
Featured Speaker will be Bruce McPheron, Vice President of Agricultural Administration and Dean of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Proceeds from the breakfast go back into the agricultural community through various scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded on the 21st (at the breakfast). For more information about our scholarship, please call Kathy Booher at 419-898-3631. For tickets please contact the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (419) 898-1595.