Future State of Ag forum coming to Wilmington

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WILMINGTON —The Future State of Agriculture Forum will be held March 16 at Wilmington College.

Sponsored by Paul Hall & Associates along with the Ohio Farm Bureau, the evening allows for those directly involved in the agriculture community to come together to learn about current issues in financial lending, insurance, and political advocacy facing agriculture.

The event will be held this year on Wilmington College’s campus inside the Pyle Center at 1870 Quaker Way in Wilmington. The event runs 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Speakers for the evening include Fred Yoder, committee member for President Trump’s Ag Advisory team; State Senator Bob Peterson (R-17); Adam Sharp, Executive VP of Ohio Farm Bureau; Tara Durbin, Farm Credit Senior VP; Ken Davis of Nationwide Insurance; and John Mayer from Ohio State Medical Associates.

For farmers and those directly involved in agriculture, having knowledge on current trends and issues in the industry is crucial for any farming operation or business. Having an understanding of current policies, regulations, and economic forecasts will be crucial for success as the industry enters a period of depressed incomes and low commodity prices. The Future of State of Agriculture forum will allow farmers to engage industry experts on strategies to mitigate risk and understand the current political climate.

Across Ohio, farmers and the industries supporting them are looking ahead on how state and federal policies will impact agriculture. Federally, there is a new administration that is authoring a Farm Bill in 2018, promising to reduce regulatory burdens, and withdrawing from the Trans Pacific Partnership. At the state level, landowners are seeing CAUV tax increases by 300 percent and a heightened awareness on water quality.

These experts will be on hand to give a perspective on their respective field, and how farmers can best utilize these resources for their benefit and security. Farming is a challenging and risky profession and this event is designed to help you navigate the associated tax, financial, and regulatory requirements with confidence.

This educational event is open to everyone in the agriculture community in Ohio and a complimentary dinner will be provided. However, reservations are required; please RSVP by March 9 by calling 937-382-4407 or emailing info@paulhallinsurance.com.

Additionally, concluding the forum Wilmington College Collegiate Farm Bureau members will be on hand to give tours of the newly constructed Center for Science and Agriculture building on the campus grounds.

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