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97 percent of U.S. farms are owned and operated by families just like yours.

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"We’re feeding our families the same products, so we wouldn’t want to jeopardize anyone’s health by using unsafe methods."
TRENT PROFIT, VAN WERT COUNTY

SOURCING
YOUR FOOD

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Ohio farmers shop at the same grocery stores you do, so they would never send anything into the food system that they wouldn’t purchase for their own families.

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“Research shows that there is no nutritional difference between organic and non-organic. So people can feel confident that no matter their choice, both organic and conventional foods are healthy and nutritious.”
KRISTIN REESE, FAIRFIELD COUNTY

HEALTHY FOODS
FOR EVERYONE

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Ohio farmers have invested in GPS navigational systems and soil testing so they can apply the exact amount of nutrients their fields need, down to the square foot.

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"Even without regulations, most farmers would do what’s right. There is always an exception, but thankfully I don’t know that person yet."
GRETCHEN MOSSBARGER, FAYETTE COUNTY

DOING
WHAT'S RIGHT

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In addition to producing food to feed your family, Ohio agriculture feeds local economies by creating jobs, contributing to public services through tax revenue, and bringing value and dollars into the U.S. economy.

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“The products that we grow branch off in multiple directions, creating jobs and businesses across the board for people in Ohio and across the nation.”
DAN CORCORAN, PIKE COUNTY

Sustaining
Life

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Farmers have every motivation to conserve and protect the natural resources they rely on, both from an ethical standpoint as well as a business standpoint.

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"Farmers are continually improving their practices and looking to do what's right. The better we utilize our resources and protect the environment around us, the better it will be for, not only our bottom line, but the future generations on our farm."
TERRY MCCLURE, PAULDING COUNTY

Respecting
Nature

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Today’s farm animals are fed nutritious, high-protein diets specifically planned by animal nutritionists.

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"The health and comfort of farm animals is extremely important on our farm. We want to do the right thing by our animals and the customers who eat our products."
RACHEL HEIMERL, LICKING COUNTY

Nurturing
Animals

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Many Ohio school districts use biodiesel derived from soybeans to fuel the buses that take children to school every day.

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"Everything I do has an effect on the food that someone else is going to eat. I have to have an awareness of that and make my decisions based on what is safe and sustainable." JOHN MOTTER, HANCOCK COUNTY

AGRICULTURE
AND YOU