The Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee held a hearing yesterday at The Ohio State University to examine new developments in agricultural technology.


"The technology being taught here at OSU will improve farming practices and increase efficiency for years to come,” said Chairman Brian Hill (R-Zanesville). "And though technology can add cost to an operation, it can also enhance yields and overall profitability." 


Among the organizations that testified before the bipartisan panel were The Ohio State University, Green Climber, Ag Info Tech, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, and Connect Ohio.


“Agriculture is continuing to evolve and it is important that our state remain updated on the latest discoveries in technology,” said Vice-Chair Tony Burkley (R-Payne). “We are fortunate to have a remarkable institution in The Ohio State University and I appreciate all of the findings they shared with us today.”


Following the summer hearings, the committee will issue a report of its findings, testimony, and recommendations that will be available to the public and will guide future legislative action in these areas.


This was the first of five summer hearings the committee will be holding throughout the state. The next committee hearing will be held August 26th in Wooster, Ohio.

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