OABA Student Credential
The Ohio AgriBusiness Association provides an industry-recognized, agribusiness credential that verifies high school student expertise in the areas of agriculture, agribusiness and production systems.
To be eligible for the program, a student must be enrolled in a career-technical agricultural program and complete three of the following courses, where they are engaged in learning and applying technical skills in foundational agricultural concepts:
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
- Animal & Plant Science
- Agronomic Systems
- Mechanical Principles
- Livestock Selection, Nutrition & Management.
Students are also required to complete a course in Business Management for Agricultural & Environmental Systems or Global Economics & Marketing of Food. These upper-level courses test students’ knowledge of global agriculture marketing and business principles applied in agribusiness.
Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) - students' out-of-school agriculture projects are also integral in attaining the new OABA credential.
To be considered, a student’s SAE must be an entrepreneurial, placement, or research-driven project pertaining to the agriculture industry. The student must document at least 500 hours of work on their project(s) and identify the Ohio Agricultural & Environmental Systems Career Field Technical Content Standards achieved through their SAE.
- Clay Gerfen, Ridgemont FFA Chapter
- Joseph Chamberlain, Anthony Wayne FFA Chapter
- Luke Guthrie, Ridgedale FFA Chapter
- Collin Dunaway, Felicity-Franklin FFA Chapter
- Kara Walcher, South Central FFA Chapter
- Summer Sweetling, South Central FFA Chapter
- Miles Burton, South Central FFA Chapter