Legislators and cabinet leaders have been spending a lot of time at the Ohio State Fair!
On Tuesday, August 1st the legislature held their annual Joint House and Senate Agriculture Committee. They accepted testimony from agriculture leaders like the Ohio Fair Bureau, state agencies like the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and youth leaders like the OFMA Fair Queen.
The House and the Senate also took this opportunity to recognize and honor Virgil Strickler for his years of service to the State Fair. Virgil has announced his retirement and the 2023 Fair is his last as General Manager. After the hearing the Farm Bureau hosted a reception and lunch.
On Thursday, August 3rd, leaders were back to compete in the Cardinal games. This annual event, hosted at the ODNR Park on the fairgrounds, has legislators and cabinet members compete in skills tests. Those included: Kayaking, archery, target shooting and trivia. Later that evening legislators also competed in a hog show.
By all accounts the State Fair has been a success. The midway looks wonderful and Ohioans from all over are enjoying the event!