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Ohio Small Agribusines Information Summit, Connection Information Support Growth Success, Hosted by Central State University Extension - Community & Economic Development, Featuring Executive Greetings from CSU President Dr. Jack Thomas, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, Dean/Director 1890 Land-Grant Programs Dr. Michelle Corley, Ron Todd II, Michael Rutherford, Everett Woodell, Jr., and Eric Seabrook. Also featured representatives! Host: Anthony Barwick. US Small Business Administration, USDA Rural Development, the Minority Business Development Division of Ohio Department of Development and others. Due to demand, we will be re-airing the Summit through Dec. 30, 2021. To view register at centralstate.edu/smallbusinesssummit
Ohio Small/Agri-Business Summit

Central State University Extension Community and Economic Development is proud to present the Ohio Small/Agri Business Information Summit on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 beginning at 8:30am. This event will be hosted virtually for the health and safety of our presenters and attendees.


We are excited to announce the Summit will include Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, in addition to a powerhouse line-up of speakers and presenters.


This event will showcase the newest federal, state and local resources available to agencies and organizations that provide service and support to the over 950,000 small businesses in our state.


The Summit is a free to attend. Register in advance to receive a meeting link and the digital Ohio Small/Agri Business Summit Program with resources from each presenter.

Who Should Attend:

Members of organizations and offices that serve and support Ohio’s small business and agribusiness sector.

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Central State University Extension is pleased to host the Inaugural Ohio Small/Agri Business Information Summit! It is our hope that this Summit will continue on for many years to come.


Central State University is Ohio’s only public, historically black university. CSU is also a 1890 Land-Grant Institution, engaging in both Research and Extension programming across the State of Ohio. CSU is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, near Dayton.


In 2014, Central State University received its official designation as an 1890 Land-Grant Institution, securing more resources to support research, teaching and outreach in science, technology, engineering, agriculture and math in the College of Engineering, Science, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA). As a part of CESTA/1890 Land-Grant Programs, Central State University Extension bridges the gap between research, education and outreach to Ohio counties and communities, and is now working in 5 regions and 66 counties across the state.


Central State University Extension focuses on four Program Areas, including Community & Economic Development, 4-H/Youth Leadership, Family & Consumer Sciences and Agriculture & Natural Resources. Interdisciplinary Teams of all four Program Areas are deployed in 5 regions across Ohio: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast and Southern Regions.


The Ohio Small/Agri Business Information Summit is hosted and produced by the CSUE Community & Economic Development Team, in effort to connect and support the many federal and state agencies assisting farmers and small business owners. Discover more about Community & Economic Development programs and events here.


Welcome to our honored guests, presenters and attendees to the Inaugural Ohio Small/Agri Business Information Summit. Thank you for joining us!

Anthony Barwick

Community and Economic Development is led by Program Leader Anthony Barwick. CED Educators seek to empower communities through education and technical assistance, with a focus on rural and urban agriculture, community development and revitalization, and small business development.