The conferences have something for everyone whether it’s learning how to improve your business or community, participating in Farm Bureau’s grassroots policy process or sharing tips with colleagues from across the state. Contact your county Farm Bureau to register.
Dec. 2 — Ohio Food and Farm Leadership Forum, Hyatt Regency in Columbus
The Ohio Farm and Food Forum will focus on how Ohioans can effectively engage and improve their local communities and features topics ranging from leadership to HR. Mini presentations on topics such as regional foods and water quality will take place during the trade show. The first round of the Discussion Meet also will take place. Keynote speaker is NFL Hall of Famer and Farm Bureau member Larry Csonka. A complete agenda is available at farmandfoodforum.com.
Dec. 2-4 — Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency in Columbus
Strong Foundation… Building for Tomorrow is the theme of OFBF’s 97th annual meeting, which is a celebration of the accomplishments of the year and when the organization’s grassroots policy positions are set for 2016. Highlights include the launch of Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s new fundraising campaign, introduction of the 2015 Discussion Meet, Excellence in Ag and Outstanding Farmer winners, foundation silent auction, remarks by OFBF and Nationwide leaders and a new Members of Distinction display.
Jan. 29-30 — Young Ag Professionals Winter Conference, Hyatt Regency in Columbus
Young adults who share a passion for farming, rural living and/or local foods are invited to this personal and professional development conference, Taking Root Leadership Experience. Participants will learn how to become better leaders, improve their personal and professional skills, network with agricultural leaders and have fun. Keynote speaker is Dr. Robert Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Monsanto, and entertainment is by the Henningsens, a country music trio.