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January 31 - February 2, 2023

Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel

 

Resiliency: Overcoming Adversity. Manage your business to adapt to difficult and challenging times at the 2023 OABA Industry Conference! In an ever-changing environment, it is important for Ohio's agribusinesses to stay up to date with key issues challenging the industry. Through diverse general sessions, engaging breakout sessions, dedicated networking time, and more, you'll leave the 2023 Industry Conference better equipped to help your company to thrive.  

Registration details are available below. Make sure to check out the Program, Accommodations and Sponsor opportunities available on the tabs!

Registration

Registration for the 2023 OABA Industry Conference is now open! Registration fees are outlined in the table below. 

Click here to register for the 2023 Industry Conference.

 

Early Bird (through Jan. 15)

Registration (after Jan. 15)

 

Member

Non-Member

Member

Non-Member

Full Conference

$375

$525

$450

$600

January 31 only 

$190

$190

$190

$190

February 1 only

$250

$305

$280

$330

February 2 only

$190

$255

$230

$305

 

Cancelation Policy
Cancelations must be received by January 17, 2023, to be eligible for a refund. 

Program

Click here to download the full agenda, including sessions and speakers.

Updated 1-20-2023 – Session offerings or specific speakers may be subject to change

 

Agenda-at-a-Glance – Sessions & Speakers

Tuesday, January 31 - Safety & Risk Management Day

Ohio Risk Coordinators – Member Meeting
9 – 11 am
Ohio Risk Coordinators Roundtable Discussion


11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

SESSIONS OPEN to all January 31-Single Day and Full Conference paid registrants

11 am
OSHA Safety Alliance
Melissa Linton – OSHA and Laura Mattimoe – BWC
CCA: 1 PD

12-1 pm
Lunch and Networking

1:15 pm
Ohio Department of Agriculture Updates
Matt Beal, Ryan King, Dan Walker and Dan Kenny
CCA: 1 PD

2:45 pm
Bin Sweep Safety
Anne Cook, Custom Agri Systems, Inc.
Eric Conn, Conn Macial Carey LLP
CCA: 1 PD

3:45 pm
Insurance: Before and After the Loss
Bailey Jackson, Jon Marks and Ben Peetz, Westfield Insurance
CCA: 1 PD

5-6 pm
Mental Health and Wellness – Utilizing Your Employee Assistance Programs
Kevin Rigg, ProMedica Employee Assistance Program
CCA: 1 PD

6-7 pm
Welcome Reception & Exhibitor Showcase

 

Wednesday, February 1 – Thursday, February 2

February 1                               February 2
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.                        7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1

7-8 am
Breakfast and Registration

8 am
Welcome

8:15 am
The Farm Economy in 2023: How We Got Here and What Might Lie Ahead
David Widmar, AEI.ag
CCA: 1 PD

9:30 am
Breakout Sessions

The Future is Now: How Tech Adoption is Changing Ag Today
Mitch White, Raven
CCA: 1 PA

Grain Market Outlook: Making Sense of a Very Challenging Year
Brian Burke, John Stewart & Associates
CCA: 1 CM

Optimizing Weed Control While Increasing Application Success Rate – Session 1 of 2
Steve Bateson, Rosen's Inc.
Scott Pringnitz, Corteva Agriscience
Jason Myers, Nutrien
Alan Cutter, OhioCAT
CCA: 1 NM; ODA Comm: 2C

10:45 am
Breakout Sessions

Pesticide Challenges
Dave Flakne, Syngenta
Sara Hopper, Corteva
Dave Tierney, Bayer
CCA: 1 PM; ODA Comm: CORE

Crush and Biofuels: Understanding the Evolving Landscape
Michael Reginelli, Advance Trading
CCA: 1 CM

Optimizing Weed Control While Increasing Application Success Rate – Session 2 of 2
Steve Bateson, Rosen's Inc.
Scott Pringnitz, Corteva Agriscience
Jason Myers, Nutrien
Alan Cutter, OhioCAT
CCA: 1 NM; ODA Comm: 2C

12:15 pm
Luncheon – OABA Annual Meeting and Awards

1:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

Effectiveness of Nitrogen Stabilizers
Josh Hollinger, John McGuire and Heather Rindler, Brookside Labs
CCA: 1 PD

Overcoming Rural Labor Shortages with Automation
Alan Berndtson, WEM Automation
CCA: 1 PD

2:45 pm
Breakout Sessions

Drones – What’s on the Horizon
Ben Etsinger, Rantizo
CCA: 1 PD; ODA Comm: 1

Livestock Outlook for Ohio
Jim Chakeres, Ohio Poultry Association
Cheryl Day, Ohio Pork Council
Jason Hartschuh, OSU Extension – Dairy
CCA: 1 CM

Safety in Application – How to Train Field Side Know-How
Dee Jepsen, The Ohio State University
CCA: 1 PD

4 pm
General Session – JobsOhio: Growing Ohio's Economy
JP Nauseef, JobsOhio
CCA: 1 PD

5-6:30 pm
Industry Networking Reception & Exhibitor Showcase

Thursday, February 2

6:45-7:30 am
Breakfast and Registration

7:30 am
General Session – Nutrient Resource Outlook
Corey Rosenbusch, The Fertilizer Institute
CCA: 1 NM

8:45 am
Breakout Sessions

Integrated Management of Agronomic Crop Diseases
Corn and Soybean Disease Identification Workshop – A Hands-On Session
Pierce Paul and Horacio Lopez-Nicora, The Ohio State University
CCA: 1 PM; ODA Comm: 2A

Black Sea Market and Wheat Update
Mike O’Dea, StoneX
CCA: 1 CM

10 am
Breakout Sessions

Integrated Pest Management of Agronomic Crop Insects
Corn and Soybean Insect Identification Workshop – A Hands-On Session
Andy Michel and Kelley Tilmon, The Ohio State University
CCA: 1 PM; ODA Comm: 2A

Coaching and Mentoring – A Strategy for Organizational Success
Greg Logue, Crestcom
CCA: 1 PD

11:15 am
Breakout Sessions

Economic View from the Farm Gate
Barry Ward, The Ohio State University
CCA: 1 CM

Rail Transportation Outlook and Opportunities
Michael Reginelli, Advance Trading
Ryan Warner, Consolidated Grain & Barge
Eric Woods, Palmetto Grain
CCA: 1CM

How to Attract and Keep Employees in Today's World
Chris Williams, Rosen's Inc.
CCA: 1 PD

12:15 pm
Luncheon and Closing Session – Current Geopolitical Climate and Energy Supply Impacts
Ross Kennedy – Fortis Analysis
CCA: 1 PD

 

Accommodations

The 2023 OABA Industry Conference will be hosted at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel - 409 Altair Parkway Westerville, Ohio 43082. 

The room block for the OABA Industry Conference is now closed and the hotel is sold out for the nights of our conference.

Click here, then select View Nearby Hotels for close by properties.

Sponsors

We know you are looking for innovative new ways to reach the industry and the 2023 Industry Conference is well-equipped to get you connected with decision-makers. Whether your company is looking to fill the top-tier Premier Sponsor or to engage with participants as an Exhibitor Sponsor, there are options to fit every budget and need. Details on each sponsor are available below or on the Sponsor Form.

Click here to register as a sponsor online or click here for additional information and to view the 2023 Industry Conference Sponsorship FormTo be included in all promotions, submit your sponsor registration no later than December 15. 

Premier Sponsor - $7,500

  • Premier conference sponsor – co-branding on conference collateral
    • Conference presented by…
  • 2-3 minute company overview at start of each general session (in-person or pre-recorded video)
  • Promoted throughout conference as premier sponsor
  • Featured sponsor on app homepage
  • Sponsored social media posts before event
  • Company profile page on event app
  • Two free conference registrations

Conference Plus Sponsor - $3,000

  • 2-3 minute company overview at start of general session (in-person or pre-recorded video)
  • Promoted throughout conference as sponsor
  • Featured sponsor on app sponsor page
  • Company logo on app session page
  • Sponsored social media posts before event
  • Company profile page on event app

Conference Sponsor - $2,000

  • Promoted throughout conference as sponsor
  • Featured sponsor on app sponsor page
  • Sponsored social media posts before event
  • Company profile page on event app

Reception Sponsor - $1,500

  • Promoted at Welcome & Industry Receptions
  • Company profile page on event app

Breakfast Sponsor - $1,000

  • Promoted at Welcome & Industry Receptions
  • Company profile page on event app

Breakout Sponsor - $1,000 

  • 2-3 minute company overview at start of breakout session (in-person or pre-recorded video)
  • Company logo on app session page
  • Company profile page on event app

Exhibitor Sponsor - $900 (member) or $1,200 (non-member)

  • One exhibitor booth
  • Company profile page on event app
  • One free conference registration

Lanyard Sponsor - $1,000 – SOLD

  • Logo on attendee lanyards, provided by company
  • Company profile page on event app