This event has been canceled.
The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to host this year’s Collegiate Agricultural Leaders of Ohio Conference on April 14, 2012 from 9:30am until 4:00pm. The event will take place in the 400 building on the UNOH campus.
The goals of the Collegiate Agricultural Leaders of Ohio Conference (CALO) are to establish new connections with similar individuals across the state of Ohio, to collaborate with one another in order to benefit many of the aspects that allow organizations to operate successfully and efficiently, and to develop personally and professionally through workshops and activities that are relevant to the group’s future goals.
Invitees to the conference include: UNOH Collegiate FFA, University of Findlay Collegiate FFA, University of Findlay Block and Bridle Club, OSU ATI Collegiate FFA, OSU Ag Ed Society, OSU Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Wilmington College Aggies, the senior leaders of Apollo Career Center FFA, Delphos High School FFA, Elida High School FFA, and Spencerville High School FFA.
The daylong conference will include presentations from each group in attendance, workshops, a presentation by keynote speaker Chris Gibbs, and roundtable discussions to encourage exposure to new ideas and promote the growth of each organization.
For more information or to cover the event, please contact Stephanie Davis at (419) 998-8854
9:30 -9:45: Registration
10:00-10:45: Welcome and Introductions – 400 building Museum
10:45-11:45 Break-out session – Firefighters / Grain bin safety
11:45-12:30: Lunch, advisors’ meeting
12:30-1:30: Keynote speaker – Chris Gibbs
1:45-2:45pm: Break-out session – Farming for the Future
2:45-4:00: Buzz session, Closing remarks
Chris, 53, is married to Deborah (Zabinski, Solon, OH) Gibbs. They have two children, Tiffany, 29 of Washington DC, and Jason 23, a recent graduate of The Ohio State University where he majored in Animal Science. They live in Maplewood, Ohio. Chris is a lifelong resident of Shelby County. The Gibbs’ own and operate a 450 acre grain and managed cattle grazing farm located in Shelby and Logan counties.
Chris is a 1979 graduate of The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster and a 1997 graduate from The Ohio State University’s LEAD program.
Chris has been a federal manager with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency for 26 years. He recently began teaching Farm Management as an adjunct professor at Wright State University’s Lake Campus in Celina Ohio. Other current positions include the Sidney Municipal Airport Advisory Board, Gateway Arts Council of Shelby County Ohio, Shelby County Board of Elections, and Executive Committee Chair to the Shelby County Republican Party. Chris also chairs the Ohio Israeli Agricultural Initiative Advisory Committee based on Cleveland Ohio.
Chris is also a private pilot and aircraft owner and enjoys flying for both pleasure and business.