John Phipps to Speak at “Ag is Everyone’s Business” in January of 2016!

JohnPhippsThe Highland County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce John Phipps as the speaker for Ag is Everyone’s Business 2016! The event will take place at the Patriot Center at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro at 8 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016.

John Phipps writes humor and commentary, appearing regularly in Farm Journal and Top Producer magazines as a contributing editor. In 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002 and 2004 his works were selected for Best Humor; in 1995, 2000 and 2003, Best Regular Column; and in 2003, Best Editorial Opinion by the American Agricultural Editors Association. In 2004, he was named Writer of the Year. He also appeared regularly on Weekend Marketplace as a commentator.

In 2005, he assumed the position of host of U.S. Farm Report, the nation’s longest-running TV show, stepping down from the position in 2014 to spend more time on the farm. Also in 2005, he began “Incoming,” a unique weblog for those who farm and those who like farms (Source:agweb.com).

Ag is Everyone’s Business, now in its fourth year, highlights the agricultural community of Highland County and the surrounding area. Previous speakers include Orion Samuelson (2013) and Max Armstrong  (2014) of This Week in AgriBusiness and Greg Peterson (2015) of Machinery Pete on RFD-TV.

The Ohio Director of Agriculture, David Daniels, has also spoken at the event.

Ag is Everyone’s Business averages 450 guests and includes a sit-down breakfast. Tickets will go on sale in mid-December.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact the Chamber at 937.393.1111 for further information.