The 2014 8th District Farm Forum will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Edison Community College in Piqua.
This year’s panel will focus on the 2014 Farm Bill and how important reforms in the bill will help Ohio’s agriculture community.
The keynote speaker this year will be Hank Meijer. Meijer serves as co-chief executive officer of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer, Meijer, as well as co-chairman with his brother, Doug. Customer experience and a respect for team members are the basic philosophies that guided Hendrik Meijer (Hank’s grandfather), and his 14-year-old son, Fred (Hank’s father), when they opened the first Meijer grocery store out of his barber shop in Greenville, Mich., 80 years ago. Together, they pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept that operates 204 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky, and employs more than 60,000 team members.
If you are interested in attending the 2014 Farm Forum, please fill out the form at or call his office at (513) 779-5400.