Liaison with Secretary of State, Jon Husted, to Recognize Chesterhill Produce Auction Thursday, September 29th, 2016 for work in Ohio Agriculture

Chesterhill, OH – Members of the press are invited to the Chesterhill Produce Auction, 8380 Wagoner Road, Chesterhill, Ohio 43728, this Thursday September 29th, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Bob Kalish, a liaison for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, will be on-site at the Chesterhill Produce Auction, to present a proclamation to the Chesterhill Produce Auction in recognition of being a featured business in the Secretary of State’s Ohio Business Profile Program. Secretary Husted is recognizing Ohio Agriculture businesses during the month of September.

The Chesterhill Produce Auction is a Social Enterprise of Rural Action located just outside the Village of Chesterhill in Morgan County. Each season the auction serves thousands of customers from throughout Appalachian Ohio, as well as customers in West Virginia and other parts of Ohio. Hundreds of growers utilize the auction as a place to sell their locally grown produce at wholesale to other businesses in the region, including restaurants, schools, hospitals, pop-up markets in rural areas with limited fresh food access, plus individual buyers who can and preserve.

From the Secretaries website: 

Agriculture is one of the leading industries in Ohio and this month we are highlighting some of the companies that contribute to that success. With more than 14 million acres of farmland, there are over 74,000 operating farms in the Buckeye State. The industry doesn’t only provide the food we need but these companies put Ohioans to work and lift up local economies.

See the Chesterhill Produce Auction’s Profile here: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/agency/initiatives/OBP/September2016/Chesterhill.aspx

 

CONTACT

Tom Redfern
Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
Rural Action
tomr@ruralaction.org
740-677-4047 (Office)
740-554-7927 (Chesterhill Produce Auction)