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Ohio Department of Agriculture | Public Meetings

Public Meeting Notices

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Ohio Soil and Water Conervation Commission
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Soil and Water Conservation
The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will meet on February 28, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, located at 50 North Third Street Columbus, OH 43215.


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, March 08, 2017
Ohio Grape Industries Public Relations Subcommittee
Monday, December 12, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Ohio Grape Industries
The Ohio Grape Industries’ Public Relations Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Administration Building, Room 207, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is to review the strategic marketing plan for FY18.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Commercial Dog Breeding Advisory Board
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Animal Health
The Commercial Dog Breeding Advisory Board will meet on March 15, 2017 at 1:30 p.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 four times each year.

The Commercial Dog Breeding Advisory Board was created with the passage of Senate Bill 130 to advise the Director of Agriculture on the development of administrative rules governing high volume breeders and dog retailers.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Public Hearing Notice: Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting Rules
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Livestock Environmental Permitting
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing for the purpose of accepting testimony on the proposed amendments made to Chapter 901:10 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

The rules contained in this package are overseen by the Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting. The rules have been reviewed by the Department and key stakeholders in order to comply with the five year rule review process.In December 2000, the state legislature gave the Ohio Department of Agriculture the responsibility for overseeing and permitting Ohio’s largest livestock and poultry farms. Program staff is responsible for regulating how Ohio'''s largest livestock and poultry farms handle manure and waste water, as well as manage flies, rodents and other pests. In addition, program staff reviews architectural and engineering plans for these facilities to help ensure that manure and other waste water is properly contained within the facility and to protect Ohio’s waterways and environment.

The hearing will be held on:
March 21, 2017 at 9:00 A.M.
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Plant Health Building
Plant Industry Conference Room
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.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Dangerous Wild Animal State Emergency Response Commission
Friday, January 20, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Animal Health
The Dangerous Wild Animal State Emergency Response Commission (DWAERC) will meet on March 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture Bromfield Building, Room 207. The purpose of the meeting is to review county dangerous wild animal response plans and emergency response team nominations. This year the Ohio Emergency Operations Plan, Tab C (Dangerous Wild Animal Response Plan) will also be reviewed.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Livestock Care Standards
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will meet on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Administration Building, Auditorium A&B, 8995 E Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is for the board to review the livestock care standards of chapters 901:12-1, 901:12-2, 901:12-3, and 901:12-4 of the Administrative Code. A public comment opportunity will be provided during the meeting.
Thursday, March 23, 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 March 23, 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.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Amusement Ride Safety
The Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety will meet Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Bromfield building, Room (TBD), 8995 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. 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.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
The Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety: Subcommittee on Major Ride Modifications
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Public Meeting Notice | Amusement Ride Safety
The Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety’s Subcommittee on Major Ride Modifications will meet Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10 a.m., at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Room TBD, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss definitions and rules pertaining to ride modifications/major ride modifications.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Ohio Grape Industries Committee
Thursday, November 03, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Ohio Grape Industries
The Ohio Grape Industries Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Administration Building, Room 308, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss possible FY18 marketing/promotions programs.
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