From the Daily Standard‘s William Kincaid:
State Rep. Jim Zehringer, R-Fort Recovery, said he would leverage all resources and protect the jobs of agriculture – the key to Ohio’s economic future – in his new role as the director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Zehringer was appointed to the post by Gov.-elect John Kasich during a press conference late Tuesday morning at Wright State University-Lake Campus.
Zehringer said as a farmer he recognizes the challenges of agriculture; as a lawmaker, he recognizes the importance of clean land, air and water. He said he looks forward to working with all 88 counties and boasted how millions of people eat wholesome food produced daily in Ohio.