Tickets are still available for the 10th annual Ag is Everyone’s Business event scheduled for Friday, March 4 at Boeckmann Farms, owned and operated by Jason and Amy Boeckmann, located north of Hillsboro. This event is presented annually by the Highland County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by many local businesses.
Presale tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased by visiting the chamber office at 338 W. Main St. in Hillsboro, calling 937-393-1111, or can be purchased online with an additional fee. Tickets can also be purchased at the following banks in the county: First State Bank in Hillsboro, Merchants National Bank in Hillsboro and Greenfield, NCB in Hillsboro, Peoples Bank in Hillsboro, and Southern Hills Community Bank in Greenfield, Hillsboro, Leesburg and Lynchburg. Tickets will be available the day of the event for $25. Seating for the event will be limited so purchase your ticket early.
Eric Snodgrass, science fellow and principal atmospheric scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions, is the keynote speaker for this year’s event. Snodgrass develops predictive, analytical software solutions to manage weather risk for global production agriculture. He provides frequent weather updates that focus on how high-impact weather events influence global agriculture productivity. Snodgrass’ presentation will be a spring and summer 2022 outlook including post La Nina impacts.
Dr. Dennis Summers, recently named Ohio’s State veterinarian, will also be speaking. Summers is chief of the division of animal health at the Ohio Department of Agriculture. He has been with ODA since 2014 and prior to that was a private practitioner in Vermont, Ohio and Pennsylvania. His areas of practice focused on large animal medicine and surgery, mainly dairy, equine and beef, but also some small ruminants and exotics.
“The chamber started this event for the ag community because ag truly is everyone’s business,” said Lindsay Cloud, Highland County Chamber of Commerce president. “This event is an opportunity to join our business community with the top industry in our county — agriculture.”
Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and welcoming remarks will start at 10 a.m. The event will conclude at noon with a lunch that will be prepared by a local caterer and served by local FFA Chapter members.
Announcements about the event, as well as other chamber activities, will be made available on www.thehighlandchamber.com as well as the chamber’s social media accounts.
Information for this story was provided by Jamie Wheeler, executive director, Highland County Chamber of Commerce.