OABA to honor professionalism, stewardship, excellence in agribusiness employees


COLUMBUS – The Ohio AgriBusiness Association will recognize outstanding leaders in the agribusiness industry through the OABA Industry Excellence Awards.

OABA has a distinguished history of providing educational opportunities to its member companies and their employees. The Industry Excellence Awards are OABA’s next step to recognizing stories of professionalism, stewardship and excellence within the agribusiness industry.

“Our industry is filled with stories of outstanding leaders who go above and beyond for their companies and customers,” said Chris Henney, president and CEO of OABA. “As companies have navigated the coronavirus situation, we’ve heard even more stories about exceptional individuals in our member companies. Through this award program, we can honor the excellence and professionalism of these leaders and inspire others.”

OABA member company employees can now be nominated for three award opportunities: Achievement as an Emerging Leader, Excellence in Customer Service and Excellence in Safety & Stewardship. Nominations can be submitted by any industry professional, but the nominee must work for an OABA member company.

Award recipients will be recognized at the 2021 OABA Industry Conference on Jan. 28. Winners will receive complimentary registration and lodging for the conference, recognition in industry publications and a $1,000 cash award, sponsored by ABIS/J.H. Ward – Assured Partners.

Applications must be submitted by Aug. 13 to the Ohio Agribusiness Association, 5151 Reed Road, Suite 126-C, Columbus, OH 43220. To nominate an employee, visit oaba.net/awards to download the applications. For additional information, contact Nicole Volk at 614-326-7520 or nvolk@oaba.net.