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OhioPLANT Annual Meeting- Thursday, November 17 from 10-2

November 10, 2022 12:53 PM | Tony Seegers (Administrator)

WHAT: OhioPLANT Annual Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, November 17 from 10 am to 2 pm

WHERE: Jefferson Country Club, 7271 Jefferson Meadows Drive Blacklick, Ohio 43004 


10- 10:30 am

            Greetings and remarks from OhioPLANT Chairman, Don Sutton

- Discussing the coalition that formed to make OhioPLANT;

- Overview of the past year, where we are, and what the future looks     like.

- Fiscal status

10:30- 11:00 am

            State Senator Bob Peterson

- Discussing the election, lame duck in the legislature, and what he                     sees for next year

11:00- 11:30 am

            Dan Kenny, Chief of the ODA Division of Plant Health 

- Discussing Ohio’s pesticide certification and training program, the     changing federal requirements and what changes are expected to                         Ohio’s program.

11:30- 12:00 pm

            Tony Seegers, OhioPLANT lobbyist

                - Legislative Update

12:00- 12:15 pm

            Break/ Lunch begins

12:15- 12:45 pm (lunch continues)

Political panel discussion with:

 - Ann Aquillo, former Director of Government Affairs with Scotts, 

 - Brandon Kern, Ohio Farm Bureau Director of State and National   Affairs, 

 - Nick Blazer, Government Solutions Group and contract lobbyist for the   Ohio Soybean Association

- Moderated by Tony Seegers

12:45- 1:00 pm


1:00- 1:30 pm

            Kirk Hines, Chief of the ODA Division of Soil and Water Conservation 

                 - Discussing the H2Ohio program

1:30- 2:00 pm

Member discussion

- Industry updates from members, OhioPLANT membership drive, and                     the Green Industry Day at the statehouse in 2023.

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