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Conference set for young adults involved in agriculture

Published Feb. 22, 2010 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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Buckeye Farm News

Young people ages 18 to 35 who work in Ohio agriculture are invited to join OFBF’s Young Agricultural Professionals for a weekend of personal and professional development during the group’s Leadership Conference March 12 to 13 in Dublin. The theme is “Be an ‘Agvocate’: Speak Up for Agriculture.”

The Young Agricultural Professionals group consists of full and part-time farmers, Extension educators, teachers, consumer educators, media reporters, livestock and equine enthusiasts, beekeepers, green industry employees, gardeners, foodies and more.

Participants will enjoy a selection of quality workshops including hosting on your family farm, niche farming and how to be persuasive.

Trent Loos will serve as a keynote speaker. Loos is a nationally-recognized radio and TV personality and writer for Feedstuffs.

Ohio farmer and comedian Jay Hendren will bring his down-home humor to the conference as a speaker as well.

Registration for the conference is $150 per person and includes hotel lodging and group meals. Participants must return registration forms to their county Farm Bureau office by Feb. 19.

For a detailed description of the workshops and events, visit the events section at

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