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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 11-16-2022 – Session offerings or specific speakers may be subject to change

 

Agenda-at-a-Glance – Sessions & Speakers

Wednesday, February 1 – Thursday, February 2

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

 

General Sessions

Economic Outlook
Michael Swanson (invited) – Ag Economist, Wells Fargo Bank

Nutrient Resource Outlook
Corey Rosenbusch – President and CEO, The Fertilizer Institute

Geopolitics
Speaker Invitation Pending

Pesticide Registration
Guest panel, invitations pending

 

Agronomy

Autonomous Vehicles
Mitch White, Raven

Drones – What’s on the Horizon
Ben Etsinger, Rantizo
Add’l invitation pending 

Weed Pests and Pathogens – A Hands-On Session
The Ohio State University

Insect Pests – A Hands-On Session
The Ohio State University 

Farm Gate Economics
Barry Ward, The Ohio State University 

Conservation Innovation
John McGuire and Heather Rindler, Brookside Labs

 

Grain & Feed

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

Black Sea Market and Wheat Update
Mike O’Dea, StoneX

Crush Expansion
Michael Reginelli, Advance Trading

Livestock Outlook
Cheryl Day, Ohio Pork Council
Jim Chakeres, Ohio Poultry Association

Automation Opportunities
Alan Berndtson, WEM

Other Sessions Pending

 

Custom Application

Planning in process – sessions to be announced

 

Safety & Risk Management Day

Tuesday, January 31

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

OHSA Alliance Updates
Melissa Linton, OSHA Consulting Program
Laura Mattimoe, OSHA Consulting Program

Ohio Department of Agriculture Updates

Accident Response – What, When, Where, How
Invitation Pending 

Bin Sweep Safety
Anne Cook, Custom Agri Systems, Inc.

Employee Assistance Programs and Mental Health
Jeff Vogel, Promedica

 

Accommodations

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

Hotel rooms are available Tuesday, January 31 through Thursday, February 2 at a rate of $142 per night. Accommodations must be reserved no later than January 15, 2023. 

Click here to reserve rooms.

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 to download and return 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