County Outlook Meetings

County MeetingsThe Ohio State University Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conferences are organized yearly by AEDE. The conferences feature a series of meetings updating Ohio communities on policy changes, key issues, and January market behavior with respect to farm, food, energy resources, and the environment. 

2020 Outlook Meetings

Ohio State University Extension is pleased to announce the 2020 Agricultural Outlook Meetings. In 2020 there will be 10 locations in Ohio. Each location will have a grain marketing outlook presentation. Many locations are including an overview of the Farm Bill Commodity Programs. Additional topics vary by location and include Global Economic Outlook: Risks from the Trade War, Examining the 2020 Ohio Farm Economy, Weather Outlook, and Dairy Production Economics Update.

Join the faculty from Ohio State University Extension and Ohio State Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics as they discuss the issues and trends affecting agriculture in Ohio. Each meeting is being hosted by a county OSU Extension Educator to provide a local personal contact for this meeting. A meal is provided with each meeting and is included in the registration price. Questions can be directed to the local host contact.

The outlook meeting are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

January 8, 2020 West Central Region Outlook- 1-4:30 pm or 5:45-9:15pm

Upstairs Ballroom of Eagles, 25 East Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Speakers Include: Ben Brown, Barry Ward, Anita Green

RSVP by: December 31 – Free. Contact the Auglaize County Extension Office 419-739-6580

January 9, 2020- South Central Region Outlook- 7:30 am

Circleville Presbyterian Church- 134 East Mound St., Circleville, OH 43113

Speakers Include: Ian Sheldon, Ben Brown, Barry Ward, and Dave Miran

RSVP By: January 2nd -- $10. Contact Mike Estadt at 740-474-7534 or

January 14, 2020- North Central Region Outlook- 5:30 pm

Wayside Chapel Community Center- 2341 Kerstetter Rd. Bucyrus, OH 44820

Speakers Include: Barry Ward and Ben Brown

RSVP By: January 7th -- $10. Contact Jason Hartschuh at 419-562-8731 or

January 15, 2020- Southwest Region Outlook- 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Clinton County Community Room, 111 S. Nelson Ave, Wilmington, OH 45177

Speakers Include: Ben Brown, Barry Ward, Dicamba Training

RSVP by: January 8th – Free with RSVP. Call the Clinton County Extension Office 937-382-0901 or

January 24, 2020- Northeast Outlook Region - 8:30 am – 3:15pm

Kidron Park Community Building- 4434 Kidron Road, Kidron, OH 44636

(GPS will use Dalton address)

Speakers Include: David Marrison, Barry Ward, Dianne Shoemaker, Ben Brown and Aaron Wilson

RSVP by: January 17th -- $12. Call the Wayne County Extension Office 330-264-8722

January 27, 2020- Northwest Region Outlook- 6:00 pm

Jewell Community Center- 7900 Independence Road, Jewell OH 43530

(1/3 mile south of US 24)

Speakers Include: Ian Sheldon, Ben Brown and Bruce Clevenger

RSVP by January 20th -- $10 ($20 after deadline). Contact the Defiance County Extension Office 419-782-4771

January 28, 2020- Eastern Region Outlook- 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dresden United Methodist Church, 1014 Main St., Dresden, OH 43821

Speakers Include: Ben Brown, Aaron Wilson, Glen Arnold, Harold Watters

RSVP by: January 22nd -- $30. Registration flyer:

January 30, 2020- North Central Region Outlook- 9:00 am-noon -

St. Mary’s Parish Hall- 46 E. Main St., Wakeman, OH 44889

Speakers Include: Ben Brown, Barry Ward and Mike Gastier

RSVP by: January 20th -- No charge ($20 after deadline). Contact Mike Gastier at 419-668-8219 or

January 31, 2020- Central Region Outlook- 8:00 am-noon - $15

Der Dutchman Plain City- 445 S. Jefferson Ave, Plain City, OH 43064

Speakers Include: Ben Brown, Barry Ward, Ian Sheldon, Mary Griffith and Amanda Douridas

RSVP By: January 24th -- $15. Contact the Union County Extension Office 937-644-8117

February 6, 2020- Northwest Region Outlook- 8:00 am

Allen County Fairgrounds-2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804

Speakers include: Ian Sheldon, Barry Ward, Ben Brown, Aaron Wilson, Elizabeth Hawkins

RSVP by January 31st- $15 Contact Allen County Extension Office 419-879-9108

February 21, 2020- Western Region Outlook- 8:00 am

Romer’s Catering- 118 E. Main, Greenville OH 45331

Speakers Include: Ben Brown, Aaron Wilson, Barry Ward and Sam Custer

RSVP by: February 14th -- $20. Contact the Darke County Extension Office 937-548-5215