Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has announced ten appointments to the state’s Livestock Care Standards Board. They include Robert Cole, a retired U.S. Department of Agriculture administrator; Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks, who has extensive experience in public policy and nutrition programs; and Harold Dates, CEO of the Cincinnati Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Other appointments include several farmers with degrees in agriculture. One producer is also a veterinarian serving previously as a professor at the University of California. The vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food Science at the Ohio State University will be a member, as well as the state veterinarian.
The total membership of the livestock board is 13. The ex officio member is the director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and speaker of the House and the Ohio Senate president select one nominee each.