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Ohio Department of Agriculture | Public Meetings

Public Meeting Notices

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Public Hearing Notice: Preventive Controls
Monday, August 21, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Food Safety
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing for the purpose of accepting testimony on the proposed new rules adopted in Chapter 901:3-17 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

The rules in this package adopt the Preventive Control processes as set forth in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations part 117. All food processing establishments shall comply with the rules established in this package to ensure that the food has been manufactured under such conditions that render the food safe, unadulterated, and not misbranded. These rules contained in this package mirror federal regulations in order to allow Ohio’s food manufacturers to be able to ship all across the country.

The hearing will be held on:
September 21, 2017 at 9:00 A.M.
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Bromfield Administration Building
Hearing Room 133 (Seminar “B”)
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-3399.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 119 of the Revised Code. Any person affected by the no change rule package may appear and be heard in person, by his attorney, or both, may present his position, arguments, or contentions, orally or in writing, offer and examine witnesses, and present evidence tending to show that the no change rule package, if adopted or effectuated, will be unreasonable or unlawful.

More information on the rule package, including a business impact analysis and copies of the rules, can be found at http://www.agri.ohio.gov/proposedrules/proposedrules.aspx or by visiting the Register of Ohio at www.registerofohio.state.oh.us.

Any person who wishes to present his position, arguments, or contentions in writing, other than at the public hearing, may do so by either mailing his or her written comments to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, c/o Legal Section, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068; by email at ecomments@agri.ohio.gov, or by transmitting by facsimile at (614) 995-4585. Written comments sent by mail shall be postmarked no later than the day of the hearing. Written comments transmitted by facsimile shall be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Ohio Grape Industries Committees Ohio Grape & Wine Conference Organizing Committee
Monday, September 11, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Ohio Grape Industries
The Ohio Grape Industries Committee’s Ohio Grape & Wine Conference Organizing Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Room 102 Gourley Hall, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss potential featured speakers and topics for the 2018 Ohio Grape & Wine Conference.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Retail Food Safety Advisory Council
Monday, September 18, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Food Safety
The Retail Food Safety Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Administration Building, Auditorium A & B, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

The Council will continue its deliberations on retail food safety issues as required by Chapter 3717 of the Ohio Revised Code. The Council is charged to provide recommendations to the Director of Agriculture and the Director of Health on the administration of the State of Ohio Retail Food Law.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Amusement Ride Safety
The Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety will meet Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10 a.m., at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Room TBA, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss any concerns or questions pertaining to amusement rides and any new business brought before the advisory council.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Ohio Advisory Committee on Livestock Exhibitions
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Animal Health
The Ohio Advisory Committee on Livestock Exhibitions will meet on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Building (Animal Health Conference Room), 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of this meeting is to review 2017’s fair season and rule changes.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Ohio Grape Industries Committees Production and Research Subcommittees
Friday, August 11, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Ohio Grape Industries
The Ohio Grape Industries Committee’s Production and Research Subcommittees will meet on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Room 129 Bromfield Building, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss RFP process for the FY19 extension, production and research programs.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Ohio Grape Industries Committee
Thursday, November 03, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Ohio Grape Industries
The Ohio Grape Industries Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Administration Building, Room 129, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is to review FY18 research and marketing programs, as well as discuss the 2018 Ohio Grape & Wine Conference.

Thursday, November 09, 2017
Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Soil and Water Conservation
The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will meet on November 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Room 141A, Bromfield Building, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission is a seven-member commission; which ensures Ohio counties are served by effectively administered and adequately supported soil and water conservation districts.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact ODA’s Division of Soil and Water Conservation at 614-265-6610.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Ohio Farmland Preservation Advisory Board
Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Farmland Preservation
The Ohio Farmland Preservation Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 East Main Street, Bromfield Building, Room 308, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. The purpose of the meeting is to recommend local sponsor certifications and allocations for 2018, discuss the Clean Ohio 2018 Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program and any other issues brought before the board.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Animal Health
The Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board will meet on November 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture Bromfield Building, Auditoriums A&B. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct regular business of the board, which is required to meet three times each year.

The Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board was created with the passage of Senate Bill 310 to advise the Director of Agriculture on the development of administrative rules governing dangerous and restricted animals.
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