Ohio Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals

Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals will be hosting a summer series of lunch and learn webinars featuring Nationwide. Each session will feature new and innovative solutions, research, and information on the latest technology and strategies to protect farms and rural communities. 

Participants will receive one hour of workers’ compensation training for each session they attend, which may be counted toward the annual Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program employer two-hour training requirement.

Friday, July 19 – Innovations in Ag Risk Prediction 
YAP host: Greg Williams

Join Vicente Rico, senior consultant of product development with Nationwide Agribusiness as he shares innovative ag tech solutions which can assist farms and ag operations stay a step ahead of losses and avoid downtime.

Wednesday, July 31 – Innovations in Ag Risk Prevention
YAP Host: Emily Warnimont

Rico returns to provide innovative ag tech solutions which can assist farms and ag operations to prevent losses and keep operations running smoothly.

Wednesday, Aug. 14 – Agtech Innovation Hub
YAP Hosts: John and Kacy Hummel

Join Nationwide Agribusiness’ Bethany Rowles to find out about research being conducted through a unique partnership among Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio State University and Nationwide. The AgTech Innovation Hub aims to encourage the development of new solutions that will help the agricultural ecosystem while better understanding, managing and mitigating climate risk.

Friday, Aug. 30 – ATV/UTV Rider Safety
YAP Hosts: Luke and Kayla Durbin

Engage with an innovative outreach campaign intended to reduce the number of accidents on ATVs and UTVs with Emily Atwood, manager of risk management consulting with Nationwide Agribusiness.

Registration is required for each virtual session, which runs from noon to 1 p.m. EST. To register, visit ofb.ag/yapwebinars.

The Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals program provides leadership development and professional growth opportunities for Farm Bureau members ages 18-35. In addition to this summer series, the program hosts the Winter Leadership Experience, a Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience and conducts the Outstanding Young Farmer, Excellence in Agriculture and Discussion Meet contests. Learn more about the program at experienceyap.com.

Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ohiofarmbureau.org.

This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Ty Higgins, 614-246-8231 or [email protected].

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