Equine Industry Advisory Task Force created in Ohio
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More than 307,000 horses make up the Ohio horse industry that produces a total economic impact valued at approximately $2.2 billion in goods and services and employs more than 16,000 people.
“This task force’s creation is an exciting event for the equine industry here in Ohio,” said Boggs. “Our goal is to strengthen the industry and to renew Ohioans’ enthusiasm by bringing together representatives who can share diverse experiences and viewpoints.”
Chaired by the department, the task force includes seven representatives and four at-large members, each chosen on equine industry expertise and peer support following an initial stakeholder meeting in September 2008.
Members of the Equine Industry Advisory Task Force include:
The first Equine Industry Advisory Task Force meeting will be held Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. at the department’s Bromfield Administration Building, Seminar Room B, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. (Ohio Dept. of Agriculture)