2020 Ohio Advocate Council Meeting


January 27-28, 2020


Embassy Suites Columbus
2700 Corporate Exchange Drive
Columbus, OH 43231

This meeting has concluded. Downloads of some presentations can be found below.

We are excited that you are planning to join us for the Ohio Advocate Council Meeting on January 27 and 28, 2020. During the meeting you will have the opportunity to network and engage with fellow Advocates and Farm Credit Mid-America team members from across the state. Advocates are encouraged to share feedback and provide insights throughout the meeting.

Meeting Agenda

Monday, January 27

  • 1:00–2:00 p.m. Arrival & Registration
  • 2:00 p.m. Welcome
  • 2:30 p.m. Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council
  • 3:00–3:15 p.m. Break
  • 3:15–4:00 p.m. Value of the Cooperative
  • 4:00–4:30 p.m. Crop Insurance Outlook for 2020
  • 4:30–5:00 p.m. Farm Credit Mid-America Financial Update
  • 5:00–6:00 p.m. Networking Event
  • 6:00–8:00 p.m. Dinner

Tuesday, January 28

  • 7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:30–8:45 a.m. What We've Learned, Where We Are Going
  • 8:45–9:30 a.m. 2020 Ohio Agriculture with Director Dorothy Pelanda, Ohio Department of Agriculture
  • 9:30–10:00 a.m. Farm Credit Mid-America Legislative Update with Joe Dagher, Farm Credit Mid-America Government & Legislative Affairs Officer
  • 10:00–10:15 a.m. Break
  • 10:15–11:15 a.m. Advocate Engagement Session
  • 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Water Rights or Water's Rights? LEBOR and Other Initiatives in Ohio with Leah Curtis, Ohio Farm Bureau, Policy Counsel and Senior Director of Member Engagement
  • 12:15–1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00–1:45 p.m. Insights from the Farm Credit Council with Todd Van Hoose, Chief Executive Officer, Farm Credit Council
  • 1:45–2:00 p.m. Wrap-up
  • 2:00 p.m. Adjourn