(A) Pursuant to section 924.04 of the Revised Code, the director shall publish in at least two periodicals a notice informing interested persons of the proposed marketing program or amendment. The public shall have an opportunity to comment on the proposed program or amendment for thirty days after the publication of the notice.
(B) In addition to paragraph (A ) of this rule, the director may hold a public hearing. Notice of such hearings will be posted on the Ohio department of agriculture's website at http://www.agri.ohio.gov/.
(C) Pursuant to division (E) of section 924.06 of the Revised Code, the director or operating committee shall publish a ballot request form, at least thirty days before the beginning of a referendum, in at least two periodicals designated by the director. The director shall publish a toll-free telephone number that producers may call to request a ballot.