Date(s) - March 3, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


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The Highland County Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the presentation of the 11th annual Ag is Everyone’s Business event Friday, March 3 at Boeckmann Farms, owned and operated by Jason and Amy Boeckmann, located north of Hillsboro.

This year’s keynote speaker is Amanda Radke, a fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, South Dakota, and ag industry columnist and speaker. Radke has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s farmers and ranchers. A former National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Champion and National Beef Ambassador, Radke has spent the last 15 years on the road fighting for the agriculture, rural America, and the western way of life. She’s gone head-to-head against animal rights activists, environmental extremists, politicians, and celebrities who seek to eliminate animal agriculture. Her work is focused on keeping producers on the land and ensuring every citizen has access to safe, affordable and nutritious food in this country.

Kicking off the event will be Ty Higgins, senior director of communications and media relations for Ohio Farm Bureau. Higgins grew up on his dad and grandpa’s dairy farm in Licking County, Ohio. He started his career as a farm broadcaster as he studied at The Ohio State University. After a decade in country radio, he found his way back to agricultural journalism for another 10 years and has been at Ohio Farm Bureau for over three years. Higgins lives in Delaware County, Ohio with his wife, Angela and their two kids, Paige and Calvin.

“The goal of this event has been to network Highland County’s business community with our county’s top industry, agriculture,” said Jamie Wheeler, Highland County Chamber of Commerce executive director. “This event annually draws together business leaders, farmers and youth looking to be involved in agriculture.”

Doors will open at 9 a.m. and welcoming remarks will start at 9:45 a.m. The event will conclude at noon with lunch that will be prepared by a local caterer and served by local FFA Chapter members.

Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased by visiting the Chamber office at 338 West Main Street in Hillsboro, calling 937-393-1111, or can be purchased online. Seating for the event is limited so we recommend purchasing your tickets early.