Symposium Delivers Grain-Industry Info

Happy holidays!

As we welcome December, we also welcome an annual industry event that unites our state corn, soy and wheat growers — The Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium (OGFS).

Thursday, December 15 is the date for the symposium’s third year, taking place at Roberts Centre & Holiday Inn in Wilmington, Ohio.

Agenda topics include:

  • Water-quality discussions
  • Shale-gas leasing
  • Industry outlook for 2012

In addition to networking and social opportunities with fellow farmers, the OGFS trade show will have more than 30 companies on-site that serve the agricultural industry to speak with participants about their services.

OCWGA will also hold elections for its board of directors during the event. This leadership group is responsible for the oversight and management of OCWGA’s business operations.

Joe Shultz, former legislative assistant and a primary adviser and liaison for all issues related to agriculture, energy and rural economic development to U.S. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, as well as assistant director of government relations for American Farmland Trust, will be in attendance. He currently serves as senior economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow.

Shultz has first-hand agricultural experience from his work on behalf of the 2008 Farm Bill, as well as his personal familiarity with the industry from living on a 4th generation family farm in western Ohio.

He received a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University and his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from The Ohio State University.

To register online, visit http://www.ohiograinfarmerssymposium.org or call (888) 769-6446.

We welcome your questions/comments about or related to our work to support and advance the Ohio grain industry. If you’re interested in joining OCWGA, please contact us.

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