Register Deadline: Nov. 6 for OAC's Meeting Nov. 13

Weather extremes, health insurance availability, fluctuating commodity prices and much more create unique challenges and stress for today's Ohio farm families. Please join in our year-end meeting, and network with members and visitors of the Ohio Agricultural Council over lunch, as Shoshanah Inwood, OSU-OARDC, and Bonnie Braun, University of Maryland, share perspective for Ohio based upon recent research findings on:

  Farm Family Stressors:  Private Problems, Public Issues. 

Wednesday, November 13

Fawcett Center 
Ohio State University
2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210

 11:30 am - Noon  Networking with Ohio agricultural leaders
Noon - 1:30 pm  Luncheon

Please RSVP online today!

Open to members and their guests - please invite someone to join you!

Members  (and their guests)  $32 , Non-members  $45

All attendees must be paid and registered by Wednesday, November 6.

Parking is available at the Fawcett Center. Parking permits will be emailed a few days prior to the event.

About Our Speakers:

Shoshanah Inwood is a rural sociologist and assistant professor  School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University Her research and Extension program focus on community based economic development through food and agriculture, and the ways in which social and household level issues such as health care and childcare affect efforts to support the next generation of farmers and rural prosperity. Shoshanah leads the USDA-NIFA funded project Health Insurance, Rural Economic Development and Agriculture (HIREDnAg), examining how health insurance affects economic development and quality of life in the agriculture sector.


Bonnie Braun  is professor emerita at the University of Maryland. Her training is in rural sociology, adult education and family economics. Much of her career has focused on health and well-being - especially among rural, low-income families, youths and adults and farmers. She is currently serving on the implementation team for state forums on strengthening health and farm vitality funded in part by the Northeast Center for Rural Development. She is author of a new policy brief:  Farm Family Stressors. Dr. Braun is a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Leadership Fellow.