Meet new Ohio agriculture director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BATAVIA, Ohio –– Dorothy Pelanda, the new director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), is hosting 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.

Dorothy Pelanda, the new director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture

Pelanda, who lives on the same family farm in Marysville that she grew up on, served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2011 until her appointment as ODA director.

The events 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.  Pelanda’s meet-and-greet for Brown, Clermont, Adams and Highland counties will be held on Monday, April 8, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 325 W. State Street, Georgetown OH 45121.

For information, call the ODA Office of Communications at 614.752.9817, or the Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District at 937.378.4424.

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