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07/24/2024

Register to Attend the 2024 FSR Agronomy College

A partnership between OABA & OSU Extension

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association and Ohio State Extension will partner to hold the Farm Science Review Agronomy College on Sept. 10. The event is designed to educate agronomists, Certified Crop Advisers, custom applicators and farmers on current agronomy issues.

07/24/2024

Elevate Your Employees! OABA Accepting Applications for 2025 LAUNCH Class

Program Develops Future Generation of Agribusiness Leaders

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association will select up to 20 promising leaders to participate in a leadership enhancement program early next year.

07/22/2024

Nutrient Management Planning & Education Vouchers Available for 4R Retailers

As H2Ohio expands statewide, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Council is excited to introduce a new voucher program specifically tailored to retailers operating on cropland acres outside the western Lake Erie basin watershed.

07/22/2024

Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: KOVA of Ohio

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is pleased to feature our Sustaining Sponsors in the 2024 Spotlight Series. This week, the focus is on Platinum Sponsor: KOVA of Ohio.

07/12/2024

Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth, LLP

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is pleased to feature our Sustaining Sponsors in the 2024 Spotlight Series. This week, the focus is on Bronze Sponsor: Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth, LLP.

07/12/2024

Registration Open! Save Your Seat for the 4R Technology Review Field Day

August 28 | Wooster, Ohio

At the free 4R Technology Review Field Day, retailers, farmers and others interested in agriculture technology and conservation will hear from experts and see field demonstrations focused on strengthening the industry’s commitment to improving the quality of Ohio’s waterways. The 4R Tech Review will be held on August 28th at Ohio State ATI in Wooster, Ohio. 

07/08/2024

July Resources from Sedgwick - OABA Member Service Partner

OABA is pleased to partner with Sedgwick to offer members quality service and stability through the complex workers’ compensation environment. Check out this update from Sedgwick regarding Forklift Safety in the Workplace and Ohio Workers' Comp & Experience Modification Rate.

07/03/2024

OABA to Recognize Agribusiness Employees for Professionalism, Stewardship, Excellence

OABA is set to honor outstanding leaders in the agribusiness industry through its OABA Industry Excellence Awards. Nominations must be submitted by August 9, 2024.

07/03/2024

Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: Legacy Farmers Cooperative

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is pleased to feature our Sustaining Sponsors in the 2024 Spotlight Series. This week, the focus is on Gold Sponsor: Legacy Farmers Cooperative.

06/28/2024

OABA and Partners Urge Swift Passage of 2024 Farm Bill to Support Agriculture and Rural Development

OABA and several other agricultural groups have thanked the House and Senate leaders for their work on the 2024 Farm Bill and have asked for their continued support to pass this important legislation before the end of the year. The farm bill is essential for many Americans, helping with food production, conservation, rural development, and more.

06/14/2024

June Resources from Sedgwick - OABA Member Service Partner

OABA is pleased to partner with Sedgwick to offer members quality service and stability through the complex workers’ compensation environment. Check out this update from Sedgwick regarding Contractor Safety and Industrial Commission Update.

06/13/2024

Agribusiness Industry Golfs to Support Ohio's Agricultural Students

Register for August outing by July 26 for early registration discount

OABA members came out in full force to support Ohio's agricultural students at the June 12 Golf for Scholarships event. Over 70 golfers from across the agricultural community enjoyed a beautiful day in the sunshine at the Deer Ridge Golf Club in Bellville.

05/27/2024

Passing of Daryl R. Gates

OABA is saddened to report the passing of Daryl R. Gates, former President & CEO of Morral Companies LLC, and father of current OABA Board Chairman Grant Gates. Daryl served as chairman of the Ohio Agrobusiness Association in 1985. He also served on the boards of the Agriculture Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute.

05/24/2024

OABA Joins Agricultural Stakeholders in Opposition to California's Proposition 12

OABA, along with several agricultural industry trade associations, has expressed significant concerns to the House Agricultural Leadership regarding California's Proposition 12. This legislation, which sets minimum space requirements for breeding pigs, egg-laying hens, and veal calves, is set to take full effect in 2024 and impacts pork sold in California, regardless of its origin.

05/15/2024

OABA Signs Letter Addressing Concerns Over EPA's Proposed Formaldehyde Regulations

OABA, along with several national trade associations from the agriculture industry, has recently provided feedback to the EPA regarding the 2024 Draft Risk Evaluation for Formaldehyde under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

05/10/2024

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for 2024 4R Technology Review Field Day

Secure a sponsorship at the 2024 4R Technology Review Field Day, set for August 28th at The Ohio State University’s CFAES Wooster Campus. With options ranging from key sponsorships to vendor booths, your business can gain unmatched exposure through logo placements, exhibit spaces, and opportunities to present to industry leaders.

05/07/2024

4R Nutrient Stewardship Council Launches New Voucher Program for Retailers Outside Western Lake Erie Basin

As H2Ohio expands statewide, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Council is excited to introduce a new voucher program specifically tailored for retailers operating on cropland acres outside the western Lake Erie basin watershed. This pilot initiative is designed to support facilities that have attained 4R Certification.

05/07/2024

Sponsor and Play in the 2024 Golf for Scholarships Outings

June 12 - Bellville | August 14 - Sidney

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association invites you to attend the 2024 Golf for Scholarships outings. The early outing will be held June 12 at Deer Ridge Golf Club in Bellville, Ohio. The late outing will be held August 14 at Shelby Oaks Golf Club in Sidney, Ohio. 

05/03/2024

May Resources from Sedgwick - OABA Member Service Partner

OABA is pleased to partner with Sedgwick to offer members quality service and stability through the complex workers’ compensation environment. Check out this update from Sedgwick regarding Contractor Safety and Industrial Commission Update.

05/03/2024

Ohio Food, Agriculture, and Related Businesses Workforce Needs Survey

Ohio State University Extension, along with its 4-H Youth Development program, invites participation in a brief 10-minute survey designed to collect insights on job recruitment practices, retention strategies, and training needs across Ohio’s agricultural, food, and forestry industries. 

04/24/2024

Ohio AgriBusiness Association Welcomes Melinda Witten as New President and Chief Executive Officer

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is pleased to announce Melinda Witten as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 3, 2024. This leadership appointment continues the association’s ongoing efforts to enhance advocacy and service for Ohio’s agribusiness community.

04/23/2024

May & June Workshops from the OSU Leadership Center - OABA Member Service Partner

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is pleased to partner with The Ohio State University Leadership Center, granting members access to outstanding professional development workshops. Mark your calendar for their upcoming offerings.

04/12/2024

April Resources from Sedgwick - OABA Member Service Partner

OABA is pleased to partner with Sedgwick to offer members quality service and stability through the complex workers’ compensation environment. Check out this update from Sedgwick regarding Warehouse Safety and Industrial Commission Hearings.

03/28/2024

Registration Open for 2024 Golf for Scholarships Outings

June 12 - Bellville | August 14 - Sidney

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association invites you to attend the 2024 Golf for Scholarships outings. The early outing will be held June 12 at Deer Ridge Golf Club in Bellville, Ohio. The late outing will be held August 14 at Shelby Oaks Golf Club in Sidney, Ohio. 

03/28/2024

April Workshops from the OSU Leadership Center - OABA Member Service Partner

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is pleased to partner with The Ohio State University Leadership Center, granting members access to outstanding professional development workshops. Mark your calendar for their upcoming offerings.