Committees

OABA members have the opportunity to share their knowledge and support through volunteerism. Individuals serving on the association’s committees contribute their time, experience and expertise for the good of the agribusiness industry. Committees and subcommittees were developed to serve the general membership as well as the specific segments of the industry.

As we work to implement our strategic plan, it is important that our organizational structure align with our mission and goals. The below committees have been designated to carry out he policies and programs of the association. 

Would you like to volunteer? We’re always looking for volunteers, so share your interest with us or check out the available volunteer opportunities!

Industry Education

Comprised of OABA's subcommittee chairman, the Industry Education Committee is responsible for exploring, developing and implementing educational programming that meets the needs of OABA's members and the industry. The Industry Education committee is guided by the input of its four subcommittees: Agronomy; Custom Application; Grain & Feed; and Safety & Risk Management. Each subcommittee is responsible for planning and conducting educational programs that meet the needs of their specific industries. Subcommittee members are listed below. 

Chris Williams

Committee Chairman
Rosen's
PH: 513-383-4859

Travis Algren

Committee Member
Consolidated Grain & Barge, Inc.
PH: 513-244-7400

JD Hamilton

Committee Member
Rosen's Inc.
PH: 937-944-3056

Jason Hargreaves

Committee Member
Corteva Agriscience
PH: 614-905-7487

Jason Nowakowski

Committee Member
Centerra Co-op
PH: 419-524-3041

Chris Weed

Committee Member
KOVA
PH: 513-932-2759


Industry Education Subcommittees

Agronomy Subcommittee

Custom Application Subcommittee

Grain and Feed Subcommittee

Safety & Risk Management Subcommittee

Membership Committee

This committee is made up of OABA member employees with sales and marketing expertise and/or interest in driving the association's membership growth.

Jennifer Hoobler

Committee Co-Chair
Heritage Cooperative  
PH: 317-797-2560 

John Bolte

Committee Co-Chair
Seneca Trading
PH: 614-915-4759

Mitch Bambauer

Committee Member
Bambauer Fertilizer & Seed, Inc. 
PH: 937-596-5432

Jill Boyd

Committee Member
Morral Companies, LLC
PH: 740-465-3251

Matthew Cook

Committee Member
BASF
PH: 614-560-9018

Doug Hasting, CCA

Committee Member
Novus Ag, LLC
PH: 937-349-2080

Chris Hirth

Committee Member
Syngenta
PH: 614-579-1425

John Richardson

Committee Member
BASF
PH: 614-204-7922

John Henry Ward

Committee Member
ABIS/J.H. Ward Agency
PH: 614-873-3333

David White

Committee Member
Ag Credit, ACA
PH: 419-435-7758

Stuart Yensel

Committee Member
Seed Consultants
PH: 740-333-8644

 

Nominating Committee

This committee is responsible for coordinating the annual nominations of candidates for the expiring board of director positions.

Andy Swerlein

Committee Chairman
Luckey Farmers Inc.
PH: 419-849-2711

Jackie Seibert

Committee Member
L W Seibert Farms, LLC
PH: 419-692-0811

John Ward, II

Committee Member
ABIS/J.H. Ward - Assured Partners
PH: 614-873-3333

 

Public Policy Committee

This committee is made up of a cross section of our membership whose purpose is to stay abreast (via OABA staff) of current and potential legislative and regulatory issues and make recommendations, as appropriate, to the board for policy positions and action.

Gary Weidenborner

Committee Chairman
CoBank
PH: 502-423-5666

John Armstrong

Committee Member
Ohio Seed Improvement Association
PH: 614-889-1136

David C. Barrett, Jr., Esq.

Committee Member
Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP
PH: 614-210-1840

Bill Bartz

Committee Member
Gerber & Sons, Inc.
PH: 330-897-6011

Ed Hartman

Committee Member
Innovative Controls Corporation
PH: 419-348-3040

Jared Hill

Committee Member
Bunge North America
PH: 202-216-1780

Steve Kacerski, CPA

Committee Member
Packer-Thomas
PH: 330-533-9777

Matt Langhals

Committee Member
Farmers Elevator Grain and Supply Association
PH: 419-653-4132

Matt O'Brock

Committee Member
Agrex, Inc.
PH: 419-373-6311

Paul Poister

Committee Member
Nutrien
PH: 303-904-9350

Matt Reese

Committee Member
Ohio's Country Journal
PH: 937-582-3641

Brian Rudy

Committee Member
Rudy, Inc.
PH: 937-405-7161

Ann Staugler

Committee Member
Big K Mills, Inc.
PH: 419-375-4578

Jerri Thibaut

Committee Member
Consolidated Grain and Barge Co.
PH: 513-314-9107

Bill Tom

Committee Member
United Producers, Inc.
PH: 937-694-5378

Gordon Wallace

Committee Member
Retired
PH: 513-383-4812

Mitch Welty

Committee Member
Agrex, Inc.
PH: 419-957-8573

 

Audit/Finance

 

Nathan Louiso

Committee Member
Axis Seed
PH: 614-348-6314

Jean Bratton

Committee Member
Centerra Co-op
PH: 419-281-2153

Robert Mullen

Committee Member
Nutrien
PH: 330-601-0396
FX: 330-601-0386