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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

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Agri-Business Summit Agenda - Introduction and Welcome:
  • Lena Fields-Arnold, Communications Coordinator Central State University Extension and College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture, Central State University
  • Anthony Barwick, Facilitator, Program Leader, Community and Economic Development, Central State University Extension, Central State University
Executive Greetings:
  • Dr. Jack Thomas
    President, Central State University
  • Dr. Michelle Corley
    CESTA 1890 Land-Grant Programs-Extension at CSU, Central State University
  • Frank LaRose
    Secretary of State, State of Ohio
  • Ron Todd
    Minority Affairs Liaison Office of the Governor – Mike DeWine State of Ohio, State of Ohio
  • Michael Rutherford
    Business Program Director Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Everett Woodel, Jr.
    District Director, Central and Southern Ohio District Offices, United States Small Business Administration
  • Eric Seabrook
    Deputy Director Minority Business Development Division, Ohio Department of Development
Agency Overview:
  • Allison DeSantis / Monique Cox-Moore, Office of the Ohio Secretary of State
    9:30 – 9:55 a.m.
  • Jerome Jones , Lender Relations Specialist, United States Small Business Administration
    9:55-10:20 a.m.
  • Jennifer Brown, Business Program Specialist, Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture
    10:20-10:45 a.m.
  • Stacy Cornett , Manager of Minority Business Development Division, Ohio Department of Development
    10:45-11:10 a.m.
  • Dr. Siddhartha Dasgupta, Ambrose Moses, Paige Alost, Amber Twitty, Eric Smith, 1890 Land-Grant Programs, Central State University Extension, Central State University
    11:10-11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion:
  • Ambrose Moses, Panel Facilitator, Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development, Central State University Extension
  • Monique Cox-Moore, Director of Community Engagement & Initiatives, Office of the Ohio Secretary of State
  • Barry Peel, Economic Development Specialist and Veteran Representative, United States Small Business Administration, Columbus District Office
  • Jennifer Brown, Business Program Specialist, Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Anthony Barwick, Program Leader, Community and Economic Development, Central State University Extension, Central State University
  • Shaundretta Boykins, Business Solutions Manager, Office of the Minority Business Development, Ohio Department of Development
Business Summit Closure:
  • Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
    United States Representative for Ohio's 3rd Congressional District, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, United States House of Representatives