The 2015 Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference will feature topics related to the trends, technology and tradition in agriculture February 4-5, as well as a keynote address from Chris Jahn, president of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), during OABA’s Industry Networking Dinner and Annual Meeting on February 4.

As president of the fertilizer industry’s national trade association, Chris Jahn advocates for the industry through legislative and regulatory activities, as well as promotes a positive image of fertilizer and agriculture overall to the public. He also serves as president of the Nutrients for Life Foundation. Prior to leading TFI, Chris Jahn was also president of the National Association of Chemical Distributors and the Contract Services Association, and worked for nearly 10 years in the U.S. Senate.

“The Fertilizer Institute is the national voice of the fertilizer industry, and we are excited to have TFI President Chris Jahn as our keynote speaker for this year’s conference,” said Chris Henney, OABA president and CEO. “Ohio is at the forefront of nutrient management and it is fitting to have Chris here to give a national perspective.”

Chris Jahn’s presentation will tie into the steps taken by Ohio’s agriculture industry to reduce fertilizer runoff into the state’s water resources and improve water quality, including the development of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program, and other sessions at the conference, such as the phosphorous legislation panel.

A complete agenda is available here.

All-inclusive registration for the event includes admission to both days of educational programming and all meals, including the Industry Networking Reception & Dinner and Annual Meeting. Individual day and reception/dinner only registrations are also available. Visit for more information and to register. All cancellations must be made by January 21 to be eligible for a refund.

Continuing education units (CEUs) will be available for both Certified Crop Advisers and state licensed pesticide applicators attending the conference.

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