The Ohio AgriBusiness Association will hold its annual Industry Conference Feb. 3-4, 2016 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest, providing education and networking opportunities for agribusiness professionals, including the OABA Industry Dinner and OABA Annual Meeting.
This will be the fourth year the Industry Conference has been held, with more than 300 industry professionals attending the 2015 event.
“The OABA Industry Conference continues to be an exceptional event that provides agribusiness professionals with access to experts on current agricultural issues in Ohio,” said Chris Henney, OABA president and CEO. “This will be a valuable experience for attendees, with many opportunities to gain insight and perspectives to help tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
Widely-respected speakers and industry professionals will share their expertise during the two-day conference. Topics include:
- Nutrient stewardship
- Custom application
- Insect control
- Nitrogen management
- Updates from Ohio State University Extension, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
General session speakers include Chris Reynolds with PotashCorp, Kathy Mathers with The Fertilizer Institute, Marty Ruikka with ProExporter and Kim Chesky with LeadingWise.
This year’s keynote speaker will be retired Army Col. Dr. Peter Mansoor, presenting on “The Rise of ISIS.” Mansoor’s 26-year career in the military included two combat tours and serving as executive officer to retired Army Gen. David Petraeus in Iraq.
A complete agenda is available at www.oaba.net/events_conference.
Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for both Certified Crop Advisers and state licensed pesticide applicators that attend the conference.
All-inclusive registration for the event includes admission to both days of educational programming and all meals, including the Industry Networking Reception & Dinner and OABA Annual Meeting. Registration fees are as follows:
- Member: $260 ($335 after Jan. 8, 2016)
- Non-Member: $400 ($475 after Jan. 8, 2016)
Individual day and reception/dinner-only registrations are also available, as are exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities. Visit www.oaba.net/events_conference for more information and to register. All cancellations must be made by Jan. 22, 2016 to be eligible for a refund.
Hotel accommodations for the Columbus Marriott Northwest can be made online by visiting www.oaba.net/events_conference or by calling 614-791-1000 and using the code “Ohio AgriBusiness Association.” The deadline to make reservations is Jan. 22, 2016.