OABA announces Crop Production and Seed Technology Conference

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is excited to announce the new 2013 OABA Crop Production and Seed Technology Conference, which will take place January 29-31, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. This is the first OABA event of its kind, and combines two long-time successful events – the Crop Production Conference and the Seed Technology Seminar – with invaluable networking opportunities for agronomy and other agribusiness professionals.

Event Highlights:
  • ·        Professional Networking – This event provides valuable networking opportunities each day, including an Industry Networking Reception on Jan. 29, and an Industry Networking Reception and Dinner on Jan. 30.
  • Value – This three-day event provides 19 continuing education credits – almost half of the Certified Crop Adviser CEUs needed in a two-year period – at less than $16 per CEU, and four Pesticide Applicator Certification credits.

o   By registering for this three-day event, participants will also receive complimentary admission to the Industry Networking Receptions and Dinner, and the breakfast panel discussion on Jan. 31.

  • Quality Speakers and Content – Each day is packed with widely-respected speakers and industry professionals, sharing their expertise on a variety of topics including: 4R Nutrient Management Stewardship and water quality, yield improvement methods, utilization of handheld technology and social media in sales, cover crop management, honeybee decline and much more. Speakers include:

o   ODA Director Daniels, ODNR Director Zehringer and OEPA Director Nally will lead a panel discussion about nutrient management and water quality during breakfast on Jan. 31.

o   Dr. Bruce McPheron, the new Vice President of Agricultural Administration and dean of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, will be the keynote speaker at the Industry Networking Dinner on Jan. 30.

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