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Farm Management Conference Aims to Give Participants Competitive Edge

December 9, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Get a competitive edge in the financial and operational management aspects of your farming business with inaugural 2011 Ohio Farm Management Conference.


The event, sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and Ohio State University's Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, will be held Jan. 25-26 at the University Plaza Hotel in Columbus.

The event will focus on employee management, farm transition planning, the public perception of agriculture, and agricultural and environmental policy. It is specifically designed for livestock and row crop producers, as well as agribusiness professionals.

Participants will be able to attend six general sessions, and choose between 12 breakout sessions during the two-day conference. Featured speakers include Brent Gloy of Purdue University; Brent Sohngen of Ohio State's Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics; Mike Zuzolo of Global Commodity Analytics & Consulting LLC; and David Oppedahl of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. OSU Extension specialists and industry representatives will provide additional information on such topics as the 2012 Farm Bill, drainage issues and contracts, personnel policies, estate planning, social media, and long-term lease agreements.

Registration is $75 per person and $60 per additional employee or family member, paid before Jan. 7. After Jan. 7, the fee is $125 per person $100 per additional employee or family member. Registration includes all meals, conference proceedings and conference parking.

Additional conference sponsors include Ohio Corn Growers Association, Cargill AgHorizons, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Ag Credit-Country Mortgages, and Ohio Soybean Council.

For more information or to register, log on to, or contact John Yost at 740-335-1150 or e-mail at


Candace Pollock
John Yost