How Do I... Become a Member

 

Welcome!

We’re excited you’ve chosen to become a member of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association. As a member, you’ll have access to high-caliber educational events and networking opportunities throughout the year, providing focused access to leading experts for industry outlook, as well as meeting industry professionals from across the state.

Membership categories include: Company, Retired and Individual

Members also have access to exclusive offerings and discounts from our member service partners, including energy purchasing, compliance and safety management, leadership training, access to affordable health care, and more.

Company Membership

Step 1: Determine your membership level.

OABA’s membership investment levels are determined by total annual, gross income for business conducted in Ohio, including branches (if applicable)

  • ASSOCIATE MEMBER - Annual Dues $500
  • Sales Volume of $500,000 and Under - Annual Dues $500
  • Sales Volume of $500,000 - $10,000,000 - Annual Dues $1,250
  • Sales Volume of $10,000,001 - $50,000,000 - Annual Dues $2,500
  • Sales Volume of $50,000,001 - $100,000,000 - Annual Dues $5,000
  • Sales Volume of $100,000,001 and over - Annual Dues $7,500

Step 2: Complete the membership application.

The brief membership application is available here: Click HERE to Join!

Step 3: Pay membership dues.

Once the membership application is processed, you will receive an invoice for your selected dues level. Pay via credit card online or mail in a check.

Step 4: On-boarding

Once payment is received, you will begin the member on-boarding process, which will introduce you to the association, staff and key committee leaders.

Step 5: Get engaged & stay connected!

Whether it’s attending an OABA event or joining a committee, there are many ways to get engaged with the association!

Association communications are a key part of your member experience. The key contact, indicated on the membership application, will automatically be added to our distribution list. All company employees are able to receive these communications, email a list to Nicole Volk nvolk@oaba.net to be added to our database. You can also get the latest updates from our social media channels:

Retired Membership

The Retired Membership is intended for individuals who have retired from an OABA member company or the agriculture industry who wish to remain engaged in the association – whether its attending events, serving on a committee, or remaining on OABA’s mailing list.

A $500 lifetime membership, individuals can pay the full amount at once, or in two installments of $250. Additionally, companies have the option to gift a Retired Membership to an employee upon their retirement.

Benefits:

  • Access to digital directory
  • OABA member rates for events
  • OABA mailing list
  • Can serve on OABA committee

Click here to submit a Retired Membership.

Traditional OABA membership is company-based and company memberships hold voting rights within the association. Retired members are non-voting memberships.

Individual Membership

The Individual Membership is intended to serve as a “bridge” or “transition” membership – geared toward those who are between jobs in the industry or are looking to transition back into the industry. This membership is also open to LAUNCH alumni who have left the industry but wish to remain connected to the program.

Individual membership is a date-based, with 6- and 12-month terms. Membership rates are $125 for 6 months and $250 for 12 months.

  • Access to digital directory
  • OABA member rates for events
  • OABA mailing list
  • Can serve on OABA committee

Click here to apply for Individual Membership.

Traditional OABA membership is company-based and company memberships hold voting rights within the association. Individual members are non-voting memberships.

The application process does not guarantee membership. All members must be approved by the OABA Board of Directors at a quarterly board meeting.