Legislative Luncheon Day was held on February, 13, 2013, in Columbus. The day helps promote the great research that occurs each year in Ohio, through OSU Extension and OARDC.
Alan Sundermeier, County Director for Ohio State University Extension in Wood County, and his wife Sandra, along with her assistance dog, Teddy, chat for a few minutes with District 3 State Representative Tim Brown at his office in Columbus. They were there to meet with Brown and other Legislators as part of a luncheon organized by OSU Extension and OARDC to share results and promote research that is conducted in Ohio.
Sundermeier explained, “Every two years the governor creates a biennial budget that must be approved by the House and Senate. It is important that we ask our elected representatives in Columbus for their continued support of our efforts to empower the public through education.”
OSU Extension and OARDC (Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center) do not benefit from student tuition dollars or other university fees.
State funds, provided through the state budget, voted upon by the legislators, help support the county Extension programs and are used to operate and maintain and support research stations, like the one on Range Line Road, in Hoytville, in Southern Wood County.
Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, Bruce McPheron, Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and 2nd District State Senator Randy Gardner chat about citizen advocates—folks who believe in the power of Ohio State in Ohio’s communities, during the Legislative Luncheon Day on February, 13, 2013, in Columbus.
(Photos submitted by Alan Sundermeier)