Friday, March 19, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Peggy Emerson 
Darke County Chamber of Commerce 

Darke County Chamber of Commerce
Agri-business Event 2021

Please note... this event is free and open to all.  We do ask that you register for this event.  The Zoom link and any additional information will be provided to you via your registration email a few days before the event.

The 2021 Agri-business awards for Agricultural Achievement and Agricultural Advocacy will be presented at this event.


2021 Agri-business Speaker

Dr. Cathann A. Kress serves as Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University since May 2017. Dean Kress has responsibility for leadership of the college which also comprises OSU Extension, research centers including the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster.  She is also a full professor within the department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership.

Dean Kress previously served as Vice President for Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University, overseeing the 99-county campus network for research and education and as full professor in the School of Education. Prior to her tenure with Iowa State, she was Senior Policy Analyst for Military Community & Family Policy in the Department of Defense, leading national efforts to engage land grant universities in support of military service members and their families. Prior to that, she served as Director, Youth Development at the United States Department of Agriculture, which included serving as Director at National 4-H Headquarters. She was also Assistant Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension at Cornell University.