March 16, 8am–9:30amWhere
Agricultural Incubator Foundation 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582, Bowling Green, OH
The way in which farmers and consumers communicate more efficiently on
subjects such as GMOs, organics, and farm-to-fork will be the featured topic at the event, hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF).
Emily Buck, Ph.D., associate professor, The Ohio State University, and third-generation farmer, believes at more than any time in recent history farmers are faced with a daunting task of explaining what they do, and why they do it.
After years of research and working with a variety of consumers, Dr. Buck has a unique perspective about how farmers and consumers can engage in meaningful conversations to help avoid misconceptions about the food and agriculture industries, which can in turn help strengthen future generations and ensure the growth of these industries remains positive.
Dr. Buck has received awards for her numerous journal articles, leads many workshops on developing online brands and marketing, and is active in several commodity groups including the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, and American Ag Editors Association. She also serves as one of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s Faces of Farming & Ranching.
Arrive early, as breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow. The cost is just $10 per person when you RSVP in advance, or $12 per person at the door without RSVP (cash or check) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities.
The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.
Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by visiting ciftinnovation.org.