The Ohioans for Livestock Care/Yes for Issue 2 campaign will host 12 rallies throughout the state of Ohio from Sept. 26 to mid-October for State Issue 2, a proposal on the Nov. 3 state ballot to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.

“These rallies are vital in building support among Ohioans for State Issue 2,” says Jamie Butts, Ohioans for Livestock Care campaign spokesperson. “We hope that everyone who attends will become involved in the campaign and help us educate voters about why creating this board is so important for Ohio’s number one economic contributor – agriculture.”

Passing Issue 2 will ensure excellent care of the state’s livestock and poultry and help maintain an adequate supply of safe, affordable, Ohio-raised food.

The 13-member board will be comprised of Ohio experts in animal care, food production, farm management and food safety who will establish standards governing care of the state’s livestock and poultry.

The rallies will explain the importance of passing Issue 2. Attendees will hear from area farmers and elected officials who will answer questions participants may have.

Regional rallies are planned for Ashland/Mansfield, Cambridge, Canton, Cincinnati/Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Sidney, Toledo, Findlay, Jackson, New Philadelphia and Springfield.

To learn more about Issue 2 or upcoming campaign events, Ohioans for Livestock Care.