OABA History

OABA at a Glance

Whether you are an Ohio AgriBusiness Association member or just interested in learning more about the association, we are proud to welcome you to the OABA website.

OABA is a membership-based state trade association, originally established in the late 1800s to represent the best interests of businesses that serve Ohio agriculture. Today, our membership includes the manufacturers and wholesale/retail suppliers of plant nutrient and protection materials, the grain warehousing and marketing industry, the feed and seed industry, as well as companies providing equipment, financing, insurance, consulting, and other products and services for the agribusiness industry.

With more than 225 members companies, a dynamic board comprised of 15 Ohio agribusiness professionals and a talented staff, OABA strives to be an advocate for Ohio agribusiness by creating a sustainable business climate through collaborative policy leadership, continuous education and effective communication. We are the voice representing agribusinesses across Ohio.

Our association's story continues to unfold and we are pleased to share it with you. We hope you plan to visit often to learn the latest news about our association’s growth and successes, and we encourage you to join us as we continue to support the future of Ohio agriculture.

Christopher Henney, CAE
President and CEO

  Jackie Seibert
OABA Chairwoman