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Chris Henney with the Ohio AgriBusiness Association

Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference

The fifth annual Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference started yesterday, focusing on framing the future of Ohio agriculture through a variety of speakers and sessions.

OABA members, along with other industry professionals heard from leading experts, educators and researchers. The Industry Networking Dinner and Annual Meeting Feb. 1 was held last night with keynote speaker Mark Jewell, who turns stories from his Minnesota farm past into relevant lessons today.

In addition to Jewell, the speaker lineup represented a wide array of agribusinesses, higher education institutions and organizations located in Ohio and across the country, including Wells Fargo, AgroLiquid, INTL FCStone, Inc., Monsanto, Nutrients for Life Foundation, The Ohio State University, Iowa State University and University of Illinois. Attendees learned about topics including building relationships with the general public, an update on Ohio’s legislative outlook and a broad look at the growing industry of biologicals in agricultural production.

Here are some highlights from yesterday’s speakers:

OABA Mark Fritz talks 4Rs with Dale Minyo

OABA Harriet Wegmeyer with Dale Minyo

OABA Chris Henny on the overall meeting with Dale Minyo

OABA Andy Swerlein with Dale Minyo

OABA David Barrett speaking with Dale Minyo

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