Industry Conference

2021 Ic Demand

From trade conditions to weather to a global pandemic, those working in agriculture never know what form a disruptor may take. But they have experienced, time and time again, that disruptors become a propelling force for change. A nimble agribusiness leader will seize the momentum of disruption to realize positive impact for their business – even if others fail to see the disruptor for the opportunity it is.

Available On-Demand until April 30!

The Industry Conference is available on-demand for all registrants. By accessing sessions on-demand, attendees may view sessions they missed, or reexperience sessions they most enjoyed, while also earning the CCA credit associated with the session. Sessions will be available until April 30 and registration will remain open for those who would now like to purchase access to the on-demand content. 

Registration Still Open!

Interested in on-demand content, but didn't register for the 2021 Industry Conference? You're in luck - registration will remain open through the on-demand window. Post-event registration grants you access to all recorded sessions via the conference event platform. Once registered (details below), you'll receive access instructions within 1 business day. 

Claiming Credits On-Demand

Certified Crop Adviser credits are available for all Industry Conference content on-demand, as indicated in the session description. To ensure you receive CCA credits, follow the steps below:

  1. Register for the OABA Industry Conference
  2. Access the session via the link in its description and enter your registration email to verify your attendance. 
  3. Snap the CCA QR code upon completion of the on-demand session

All attendees must have a verified registration for the OABA Industry Conference to receive their credits.

Registration

Registration for the 2021 OABA Industry Conference is $150 per person and grants participants access to all sessions during the conference and on-demand sessions up to 90 days after the event, as well as the Safety & Risk Management Day on February 3. 

In order to access the virtual event, ALL participants must provide a valid, unique email. This email will be used to log in to the event platform.

If you are seeking CCA credits, be prepared with your appropriate identification numbers. These will be used to verify your attendance in sessions during the event. 

 Click here to register for the 2021 Industry Conference.

For FIVE OR MORE registrations within the same company, the rate per registrant is $125. Companies should use this guide to collect required registration fields from participants, then send to Andrew Allman at aallman@oaba.net to be registered. Please contact Andrew Allman - 614.326.7520 x.1 or aallman@oaba.net with questions.

Program

  Wednesday, Jan. 27
08:30 - 08:45 Exhibitor Showcase - Visit our 2021 Exhibitors through the Exhibitor Portal
08:45 - 09-00
09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:45

Speakeroverlay Oleary

Welcome & Opening Session - The Power of One: How One Attitude, One Action and One Person Can Change the World 
Inspirational Speaker - John O'Leary, John O'Leary - Live Inspired

Playing with fire and gasoline as a curious nine-year-old boy, John O'Leary created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. Given less than 1% chance of survival, his unlikely recovery meant a journey of pain and loss that could have easily been insurmountable. With emotional storytelling and unexpected humor, John will remind the audience of the significance of daily attitudes, the power of gratitude, and the impact of serving others with courage. He will reawaken you to realize the gift of today and the possibility of tomorrow.

Credits: CCA - 1 PD

09:45 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:15

Sulfur & Potassium Needs of Corn and Soybeans

Speaker: Jim Camberato, Purdue University

Present soil fertility, fertilizer, and plant nutrition information related to sulfur and potassium needs of corn and soybean.

Credits: CCA - 1 NM

Customer Focus - Disruptors in the Marketplace

Panelist: Bailey Elchinger, StoneXGroup; Judi Neill, Tri-County Farms LLC; Jake Heilmann, Heilmann Farms & Heilmann Seed Sales; Curt Elmore

In this session, panelists will evaluate how agribusinesses can continue to connect with their farmer customers and better understand what they are looking for in their agribusiness relationship.

Credits: CCA - 1 PD

11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:15

Lunch 

Exhibitor Showcase - Visit our 2021 Exhibitors through the Exhibitor Portal

Speaker Connect with... John O'Leary (12:05-12:30) - network with the morning's general session speaker 

12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 12:45
12:45 - 01:00
01:00 - 01:15
01:15 - 01:30
01:30 - 01:45

Finding Satisfying Solutions for Corn N Rate Recommendations

Speaker: Newell Kitchen, USDA-Agricultural Research Service

Despite extensive effort devoted to developing tools for making corn nitrogen (N) fertilizer recommendations, no single tool has been adopted over large regions. 

Credits: CCA - 1 NM

Disruption - Communication Techniques and Mitigating Stress

Facilitators: Greg Logue, Bruce Bierschbach, Kevin Mowers

2020 was full of disruptions, but let’s look ahead to 2021. What if you could learn a few new leadership skills around communication and stress management? Would that help you reduce disruption to start the new year? Of course it would! Crestcom International is a global leadership development organization that specializes in developing managers into true leaders. Join Ohio’s Crestcom facilitators for an exclusive, live facilitated working session designed to improve your skills in communication and stress management. Grow your business in the coming year by developing your number one asset – your people.  

Credits: CCA - 1 PD

01:45 - 02:00
02:00 - 02:15
02:15 - 02:30
02:30 - 02:45 Break
02:45 - 03:00

The Post-2020 Meat Industry; How Will it Impact You? 

Speaker: Janette Barnard, Prime Future/Rock Road Consulting

This session will explore the trends & dynamics from 2020 that are likely to go away, stick around, or accelerate as we look at the entire supply chain from feed ingredients to livestock production to meat processing & even retail.

Credits: CCA - 1 PD

Water Hemp Management

Speaker: Mark Loux, The Ohio State University CFAES

Presentation will address various aspects of water hemp management, including biology and seed issues, herbicide resistance, and appropriate herbicide programs.

Credits: CCA - 1 PM; Core: 2C  

03:00 - 03:15
03:15 - 03:30
03:30 - 03:45
03:45 - 04:00

Exhibitor Showcase - Visit our 2021 Exhibitors through the Exhibitor Portal

Daily Drop-in - Networking (4:00-5:00) - Join OABA staff and fellow participants for casual conversation to wrap up the day.

04:00 - 04:15
04:15 - 04:30
04:30 - 04:45
04:45 - 05:00
  Thursday, Jan. 28
08:30 - 08:45 Exhibitor Showcase - Visit our 2021 Exhibitors through the Exhibitor Portal
08:45 - 09-00
09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:45

Speakeroverlay KowalskiGeneral Session: Economic Outlook - Optimism Rising
Dan Kowalski, CoBank

2021 is shaping up to end very differently than it will begin. As head of research and strategic analysis for CoBank, Dan Kowalski leads a team of industry and strategy analysts and also generates research related to the U.S., rural, and agricultural economies. During his session, Dan will explain how the pandemic will continue to impede economic growth in the first half of the year, but pent-up demand should spur a second half bounce.

Credits: CCA - 1 CM

09:45 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:15

Hemp: Establishing a Disruptive Industry in Ohio

Speaker: Craig Schluttenhofer, Central State University

Hemp provides new agricultural and business opportunities for Ohioans. Understanding the agronomy, uses, and markets will help guide entrance into this emerging industry. Ongoing research to enhance the state hemp industry will be highlighted.

Credits: CCA - 1 CM

Grain and Oilseed Market Outlook

Speaker: Brian Burke, JSA

Have we moved into a realizing bull market in a few short months?  Chinese demand surprises everyone and worldwide production falters creating volatility not seen in 7-8 years.  

Credits: CCA - 1 CM

The Importance of Adjuvants in Fighting Weed Resistance and Optimizing Grower Profitability

Speaker: Joe Gednalske, Council of Producers and Distributors of AgroTechnology

This discussion will include the importance of adjuvant selection on weed control and thus weed resistance. Also, the importance of adjuvants on fungicide performance. Basics of tank mix adjuvants will be covered. Also, how the CPDA Certified Adjuvants Program can assist in quality adjuvant selection.

Credits: CCA - 1 PM; Core: 2C

11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:15

Lunch 

Exhibitor Showcase - Visit our 2021 Exhibitors through the Exhibitor Portal

Speaker Connect with... Dan Kowalski (12:05-12:30) - network with the morning's general session speaker 

 
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 12:45
12:45 - 01:00
01:00 - 01:15
01:15 - 01:30
01:30 - 01:45

Soil Health Measurements for Scale

Speaker: Shannon Cappellazzi, Soil Health Institute

This session will discuss the results of the Soil Health Institute's North American Project to Evaluate Soil Health Measurements. We have analyzed over 2000 soil samples from 124 long-term research sites throughout North America with the express intent of evaluating the measurements used to monitor soil health. I will go over key findings and the approach SHI is using to scale up measuring and monitoring soil health globally.

Credits: CCA - 1 SW

Best Protection Against Commercial Vehicle Lawsuits

Speaker: Matt Ludwig, Nationwide

This session will discuss insurance techniques to protect your organization against commercial vehicle lawsuits. Primary techniques being discussed are Fleet Safety Management and the Use of Contracts. Fleet compliance, accident prevention, and contractual language will be the focus of this session.

Credits: CCA - 1 PD

Future of Technology in Agriculture

Speaker: Scott Schearer, The Ohio State University CFABE

Farmers, agricultural retailers, equipment manufactures, and researchers all are faced with a multitude of fast changing dynamics in the agricultural industry. Technology and the associated data are two of the biggest. The development of new technology as well as its adoption and implementation are going to be keys to future success for all those involved in the industry.

Credits: CCA - 1 Precision

01:45 - 02:00
02:00 - 02:15
02:15 - 02:30
02:30 - 02:45 Break
02:45 - 03:00

Ethanol - Today and Tomorrow - NCGA's Perspective

Speaker: Mark Palmer, National Corn Growers Association 

NCGA will share the current battery of programs currently underway to both support ethanol and market development in the renewable fuels space. Additionally, as we look to the future, I will discuss steps NCGA is currently taking to usher in the New Frontier in renewable fuels. Of particular interest are the issues NCGA is undertaking in the octane space, as well as the prospect for a lower carbon future.

Credits: CCA - 1 CM

Making Drone Spraying Work For Your Agribusiness

Speaker: Michael Ott, Rantizo 

Drone spraying in agriculture is relatively new to the industry, but it's not the future, it's the PRESENT! 

In this session, Rantizo CEO, Michael Ott will discuss: Drone spraying technology and automation; Applications that can be done by drone; The regulatory landscape required to legally Fly & Apply; Applications/scenarios that align well for drone spraying in the field; Ways drone spraying can supplement and enhance agribusinesses while providing more options for farmers

Credits: CCA - 1 Sustainability

03:00 - 03:15
03:15 - 03:30
03:30 - 03:45
03:45 - 04:00

Exhibitor Showcase - Visit our 2021 Exhibitors through the Exhibitor Portal

Daily Drop-in - Networking (4:00-5:00)Join OABA staff and fellow participants for casual conversation to wrap up the day.

04:00 - 04:15
04:15 - 04:30
04:30 - 04:45
04:45 - 05:00
  Friday, Jan. 29
08:30 - 08:45 Exhibitor Showcase - Visit our 2021 Exhibitors through the Exhibitor Portal
08:45 - 09-00
09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:45

General Session - What to Expect Out of Washington, DC in 2021 Speakeroverlay Thatcher
Mary Kay Thatcher, Syngenta

With more than 30 years of working for agriculture in the political landscape, Mary Kay Thatcher is well versed in navigating the political landscape. In her session, she will look at issues affecting agriculture that are likely to be addressed by the new administration and Congress this year.

Credits: CCA - 1 CM

09:45 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:15

When Good Bts Go Bad

Speakers: Chris DiFonzo, Michigan State University & Pat Porter, Texas A&M

Lepidopteran resistance to the Bt toxins in Bt corn hybrids is a growing concern. This presentation explores the current status of Bt resistance of ear-feeding caterpillars common in Ohio, as well as the factors that lead to this problem. The EPA recently proposed changes to deal with resistance, and these will also be discussed.

Credits: CCA - 1 PM; Core: 2A

Economic Considerations for Global & US Agricultural Trade and Markets

Speakers: Ben Brown, University of Missouri & Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University

Participants will learn how the global pandemic impacted agricultural trade and supply chains during 2020 and what lessons can be applied moving forward. China continues to grow as a economic counter to other developed nations like the United States- the session starts the conversation as to whether this being a threat or an opportunity for US agriculture. The session will identify potential concerns for the industry at the beginning of a new Administration. 

Credits: CCA - 1 CM

11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:15

Lunch 

Exhibitor Showcase - Visit our 2021 Exhibitors through the Exhibitor Portal

Speaker Connect with... Mary Kay Thatcher (12:05-12:30) - network with the morning's general session speaker 

12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 12:45
12:45 - 01:00
01:00 - 01:15
01:15 - 01:30
01:30 - 01:45

Hands-on Technical Education in Agronomy, Crop Management, Soil Conservation & Sustainable Agriculture

Speaker: Jon Witter, The Ohio State University CFAES

This presentation will share information on 4 degree programs at Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute on the CFAES Wooster Campus. These programs emphasize hands on learning with a focus on building a strong foundation of technical knowledge, developing critical thinking abilities, and learning and practicing skills that are marketable to potential employers. Learn about just a few of the many lab experiences and projects that Ohio State ATI students undertake as they progress towards their degrees.

Credits: CCA - 1 Precision

Economic Considerations for Global & US Agricultural Trade and Markets

Speakers: Ben Brown, University of Missouri & Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University

Participants will learn how the global pandemic impacted agricultural trade and supply chains during 2020 and what lessons can be applied moving forward. China continues to grow as a economic counter to other developed nations like the United States- the session starts the conversation as to whether this being a threat or an opportunity for US agriculture. The session will identify potential concerns for the industry at the beginning of a new Administration. 

Credits: CCA - 1 CM

Custom Application Training Technologies

Speaker: Eric Wilcox, GROWMARK

This session will cover the following: Simulation training on Rogator Model B; Back to basics training; New employee training; Discussion Q&A with Kyle McCalla - Crop Protection Territory Manager

Credits: CCA - 1 Precision

01:45 - 02:00
02:00 - 02:15
02:15 - 02:30
02:30 - 02:45 Break
02:45 - 03:00

Closing Session & Wrap Up - Catching Up with Chris: The Extended EditionSpeakeroverlay Henney
Chris Henney, President & CEO 

As the leader of OABA for nearly a decade, Chris Henney has successfully led the development and growth the Ohio AgriBusiness Association. In the final session of the main segment OABA Industry Conference, Chris Henney will recap the association's activities in 2020 and paint a picture of the plan for the year ahead. 

Credits: CCA - 1 PD

03:00 - 03:15
03:15 - 03:30
03:30 - 03:45
  Wednesday, Feb. 3 
08:30 - 08:45

08:45 - 09-00
09:00 - 09:15

Ohio Department of Agriculture Update

Speakers: Matt Beal, ODA and Ryan King, ODA

Presentation Topics: Dicamba, Regulatory Updates, Case Reviews.

09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:00

Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Things to Know

Speaker: Kim Nelson, DOL-OSHA

OSHA updates as they pertain to the agency in general, industry specific and other topic areas, to include the pandemic, agency policy modifications and etc…

11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:15 Lunch Break
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 12:45
12:45 - 01:00
01:00 - 01:15
01:15 - 01:30

Effective Remote Trainings: Don’t Let Them Zone Out on Zoom!

Speaker: Marlene Eick

Whether it’s Zoom or another platform, we’ve all been hosting more video conferences, webinars, and virtual trainings this last year - perhaps more than all our previous career years combined! When in-person gatherings were limited in 2020, Marlene Eick was quick to combine her husband’s video production background with her own training and development expertise to create a virtual training studio in her office. In this session, Marlene will provide tangible tips you can use to make your next remote training effective and interesting. Learn how to create an easy set up to make remote training easy on yourself and new teaching strategies to engage participants.

01:30 - 01:45
01:45 - 02:00
02:00 - 02:15
02:15 - 02:30 Break
02:30 - 02:45

Impact Upon Your World: Insurance and Risk Management Trends in Agribusiness

Speakers: Steven Davis, ABIS/J.H. Ward - Assured Partners and Nate Boerger, ABIS/J.H. Ward - Assured Partners

The insurance industry continues to be more complex and competitive in our ever-changing agricultural industry. Learn more about protecting your organization with today’s sub limits, values, drone liability and cyber liability coverages to make sure you’re doing all that you can do to protect your organization.

02:45 - 03:00
03:00 - 03:15
03:15 - 03:30

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda is subject to change

 

Accommodations

The 2021 Industry Conference is a virtual event - there are no accommodations for this event.

Special thank you to the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel - our intended host for 2021 and our Industry Conference host in 2022. 

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2021 Industry Conference Sponsors!

Platform Sponsor

  • Growmark

Conference Plus Sponsor

  • Shift-ology Communication

Conference Sponsors

  • AdvanSix
  • Nutrien Ag Solutions
  • Razor Tracking

Breakout Session Sponsors

  • AgCredit ACA
  • Bushel
  • DTN
  • Environmental Tillage Systems
  • Murray Equipment

Exhibitors

  • 3Bar Biologics Inc.
  • Ag Resource Management
  • Association Benefit Planners
  • CompManagement
  • Elevator Services & Storage, Inc. 
  • Koch Agronomic Services
  • Marcus Construction
  • The Ohio State University
  • Precision Tank
  • Smart Chain LLC
  • Sure Crop
  • Tiger-Sul Products, LLC