Ag is Everyone's Business 2024
The Highland County Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the presentation of the 12th Annual Ag is Everyone's Business Event on Friday, March 1, 2024. The event will once again take place at Boeckmann Farms in Hillsboro and will feature speakers Shawn Hackett and Melanie Wilt.
Shawn Hackett is a frequent contributor to the likes of Farm Journal, Market to Market-IPTV and Chip Flory-AgriTalk, Ag commodities expert Shawn Hackett has a passion for helping Ag industry leaders and farmers with financial risk management, hedging, and the utility of indicator- based Ag commodity price forecasting tools. His extensive research on long-term cycles, correlations, and statistics on climate, currencies, and geopolitics offer
objective actionable information. Shawn simplifies them into an easily digestible framework for a wide audience and discusses them regularly in his subscriber-based Hackett Agricultural Report and Hackett Dairy Report.
Melanie Wilt is an expert PR consultant and communication coach who has led communications for state and international organizations in food & agriculture and aerospace. As an accredited PR professional (APR), she is well-versed in all aspects of public relations, but is expert in the practices of community relations, media relations and crisis communication. Wilt is a passionate advocate for agriculture and has pioneered applying neuroscience and virtual experiences to industry communication. In addition, she is a gifted science communicator whose teaching methods apply to health, education and manufacturing’s most difficult communication and business challenges.
Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. and welcoming remarks will start at 9:45 a.m. The event will conclude at 11:45 a.m. with a lunch that will be prepared by a local caterer and served by local FFA Chapter members.
Presale tickets for the event are $25.00 and can be purchased by visiting the Chamber office, calling 937-393-1111, or can be purchased online with an additional fee. No tickets will be available on the day of the event. Seating for the event will be limited so purchase your ticket early.