Athens-Area Farmer To Speak At Ecologial Food And Farm Conference

By Andrew Fowler, WOUB
Published Tue, Feb 14, 2012

Athens, OH

Thousands of Ohio farmers will make there way to Licking County this weekend for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s thirty-third annual conference.

The conference deals with the future of food production and how our country can reclaim food independence.

An Athens-area farmer will be speaking at this weekend’s conference.

J.B. King will talk about niche pork production.

King says his farm and many farmers who will attend the conference have a more sustainable way of farming.

“Well, we try to be real sustainable. We try to do things that not only are we doing them today, but we’re doing several years down the road. A lot of the people in the organization try to work without chemicals and without drugs, we do the same,” says King.

King was a guest on WOUB’s newswatch last night.

The conference will also include several discussions about fracking.