Directors of Three State Agencies to Speak on Nutrient Runoff, Water Quality at Ohio State Oct. 1; Register by Sept. 30

Water Quality

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The leaders of three state agencies that deal with agriculture and the environment will come together for a panel discussion on nutrient runoff and water quality hosted by Ohio State University’s Environmental Professionals Network.

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Nally and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer will be the panelists for a discussion titled “Controlling Nutrient Runoff and Protecting Water Quality: Ohio’s Latest Programs and Policies” during the network’s next monthly Breakfast Club program.

The event, which is open to the public, including non-members of the network, takes place on Oct. 1 from 7:15-9:30 a.m. in Ohio State’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. Registration, which costs $10 and includes breakfast, is due by 10 a.m. Sept. 30. Participants may register online at then pay at the door.

A question-and-answer session will follow the discussion. The moderator will be Bruce McPheron, dean of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The network is a service of Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, which is part of the college.

“Nutrient runoff and resulting harmful algal blooms continue to limit the use of lakes and streams across Ohio, including Lake Erie, for fishing, boating, swimming and now even for drinking water,” said the network’s coordinator, David Hanselmann. “The directors of the three key state agencies responsible for solving these problems will share what more is being planned to meet our water quality challenges.”

For more information on the program, contact Hanselmann at 614-247-1908 or

Membership in the network is free and open to anyone who works in the environmental field. Details on the network and how to join are available at

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