Industry Conference

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January 25-27, 2022

Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel

Better. Faster. Stronger. Push your business to new heights at the 2022 OABA Industry Conference! In an ever-changing environment, it is important for Ohio's agribusinesses to stay abreast of key issues challenging the industry. Through diverse general sessions, engaging breakout sessions, dedicated networking time, and more, you'll leave the 2022 Industry Conference better equipped to drive your company to the next level.  

Registration details are available below. Make sure to check out the Program, Accommodations and Sponsor opportunities available on the tabs!

 

Registration

Registration for the 2022 OABA Industry Conference is now open. Registration fees are outlined in the table below. 

Click here to register for the 2022 Industry Conference.  

  Member Non-Member

Full Conference

$425 $575

January 25 only 

$200 $275

January 26 only

$250 $300

January 27 only

$200 $275

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancelations must be received by January 12, 2022 to be eligible for a refund. 

Program

Click here to download the full agenda, including sessions and speakers.

Updated 1-14-2022

 

Tuesday, January 25 – Safety & Risk Management Day

10:00 – 11:00  Ohio Risk Coordinators Roundtable Discussion (invitation only)

OPEN SESSIONS to all paid registrants  

11:00 – 1:00    Ohio Department of Agriculture Updates
Pesticide and Fertilizer Regulation Section – Matt Beal and Ryan King
Plant Health Division – Daniel Kenny
Weights & Measures Division – Daniel Walker
CCA: 1 PD

12:00 – 1:00    Lunch and Networking            

1:15 – 2:45    OSHA Alliance
Facilitated by OABA President & CEO Chris Henney
Melissa Linton, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Area Office
David Arn, Safety Consultant, BWC
Laura Mattimoe, On-Site Consultation Safety & Health, BWC
CCA: 1 PD

2:45 – 3:45    Entry Level Driver Training – Who-What-When
Steve Sage, JJ Keller - Transportation
CCA: 1 PD

3:45 – 4:45    Drones, Agriculture and Risk Management
Laura O’Donnell, Aviation Insurance Broker specializing in UAS and Aviation, MarshMcClennan Agency
CCA: 1 PD

4:45 – 5:00    Break

5:00 – 6:00    Vaccine Mandate and Policy Updates
Jess McCluer, National Grain & Feed Association
CCA: 1 PD

6:00 – 7:00    Welcome Reception & Exhibitor Showcase

Wednesday, January 26

7:00 – 8:00    Breakfast and Registration                                                               

8:00 – 8:15    Welcome         

8:15 – 9:15    General Session
Macroeconomic and Farm Sector Outlook for 2022 
Robert Fox, CoBank Knowledge Exchange
CCA: 1 PD

9:15 – 9:30    Break

9:30 – 10:30    Breakout Sessions

Sorting Through the Biologicals Web
Brian Cornelious, Agricen
CCA: 1 SW

Livestock Outlook for Ohio 
Cheryl Day, Ohio Pork Council
Elizabeth Harsh, Ohio Beef Council
Diane Shoemaker, Ohio Dairy Producers Association
CCA: 1 PD

Tar Spot and Other Diseases of Corn - Fungicide Efficacy
Pierce Paul, Ohio State University
CCA: 1 PM; ODA Comm: CORE-2C

10:30 – 10:45    Break

10:45 – 11:45    Breakout Sessions 

Mitigating Bias - AMP’T Leadership Session
Greg Logue, Crestcom International
CCA: 1 PD

Supply Chain Issues and Opportunities
Ross Kennedy, Fortis Analysis
CCA: 1 CM

Living Without Glyphosate
Chris Weed, KOVA Fertilizer
Mark Loux, Ohio State University
CCA: 1 PM; ODA Comm: CORE 2-C

11:45 – 12:00    Break

12:00 – 1:15    Lunch & OABA Annual Meeting & Awards                             

1:15 – 2:15    Breakouts

The Great Resignation - AMP’T Leadership Session
Greg Logue, Crestcom International
CCA: 1 PD

Agriculture’s Leadership Position in Energy Development 
Dale Arnold, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
CCA: 1 Sustainability

2:15 – 2:30    Break

2:30 – 3:30    Breakouts

Optimize Crop Yields with Sulphur
Wes Haun, Tiger-Sul Products, LLC
CCA: 1 NM

Logistics’ Influence on the Eastern Cash Grain Market
CCA: 1 CM

Moving Forward with Intention - AMP’T Leadership Session 
Greg Logue, Crestcom International
CCA: 1 PD

3:30 – 4:00    Exhibitor Showcase

4:00 – 5:00    General Session
Cyber Risk in Agribusiness Today
Don Hanson, Marsh McLennan Agency, LLC
CCA: 1 PD

5:00 – 6:30    Industry Networking Reception & Exhibitor Showcase        

Thursday, January 27

6:45 – 7:30    Breakfast & Registration

7:30 – 8:30    General Session
Ohio's Changing Climate and Impacts on Agriculture
Aaron Wilson, Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center and OSU Extension, OSU
CCA: 1 Sustainability

8:30 – 8:45    Break

8:45 – 9:45    Breakouts

Soil Health Drives Healthy Farming Operations
John Pullis, Agoro Carbon Alliance
CCA: 1 SW

Biomass-Based Diesel Policy and Market Outlook
Matt Herman, National Biodiesel Board
CCA: 1 CM

Training Applicators for Best Success in the Field
Erik Wilcox, GROWMARK
CCA: 1 Sustainability

9:45 – 10:00    Break

10:00 – 11:00    Breakouts

Climate Impact – Pests, Pathogens, Diseases 
Andy Michel and Horacio Lopez-Nicora, Ohio State University
CCA: 1 PM

Opportunities in Specialty Grains
David Martin, Bluegrass Farms
CCA: 1 CM

Enhancing Stewardship through Mapping Systems
Bob Walters, FieldWatch
CCA: 1 PM

11:00 – 11:15    Break

11:15 – 12:15    Breakouts

Decoding the Black Box of Soil Carbon Storage
Caleb Smith, Agoro Carbon Alliance
CCA: 1 SW

Fertilizer Supply - Issues and Opportunities 
Josh Linville, StoneX
CCA: 1 NM

Liquid Applicator Advancements
Shane Knore, AGCO Corporation
CCA: 1 PM; ODA Comm: Core 2C       

12:15 – 2:30    Lunch & Closing Session

Carbon Markets – What Will It Be?
Mark Worner, Agoro Carbon Alliance
CCA: 1 CM     

Accommodations

The 2022 OABA Industry Conference will be hosted at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel 409 Altair Parkway Westerville, Ohio 43082. 

Hotel rooms are available Tuesday, January 25 through Thursday, January 27 at a rate of $142 per night. Accommodations must be reserved no later than January 13, 2022. 

Sponsors

We know you are looking for innovative new ways to reach the industry and the 2022 Industry Conference is well-equipped to get you connected with decision-makers. Whether your company is looking to fill the top-tier Premier Sponsor or to engage with participants as an Exhibitor Sponsor, there are options to fit every budget and need. Details on each sponsor are available below or on the Sponsor Form.

Sponsor Opportunities2022Click here to register as a sponsor online or download and return the 2022 Industry Conference Sponsorship Form. To be included in all promotions, submit your sponsor registration no later than December 17.

Premier Sponsor - $7,500

  • Premier conference sponsor – co-branding on conference collateral
    • Conference presented by…
  • 2-3 minute company overview at start of each general session (in-person or pre-recorded video)
  • Promoted throughout conference as premier sponsor
  • Featured sponsor on app homepage
  • Sponsored social media posts before event
  • Company profile page on event app
  • Two free conference registrations

Conference Plus Sponsor - $3,000

  • 2-3 minute company overview at start of general session (in-person or pre-recorded video)
  • Promoted throughout conference as sponsor
  • Featured sponsor on app sponsor page
  • Company logo on app session page
  • Sponsored social media posts before event
  • Company profile page on event app

Conference Sponsor - $2,000

  • Promoted throughout conference as sponsor
  • Featured sponsor on app sponsor page
  • Sponsored social media posts before event
  • Company profile page on event app

Reception Sponsor - $1,500

  • Promoted at Welcome & Industry Receptions
  • Company profile page on event app

Breakfast Sponsor - $1,000

  • Promoted at Welcome & Industry Receptions
  • Company profile page on event app

Lanyard Sponsor - $1,000 

  • Logo on attendee lanyards, provided by company
  • Company profile page on event app

Breakout Sponsor - $1,000 

  • 2-3 minute company overview at start of breakout session (in-person or pre-recorded video)
  • Company logo on app session page
  • Company profile page on event app

Exhibitor Sponsor - $900 (member) or $1,200 (non-member)

  • One exhibitor booth
  • Company profile page on event app
  • One free conference registration