Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association
This breakfast was the second in a series of conversations the Townshend Chapter at The Ohio State University is having with the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA). The theme of the breakfast conversation was ethanol production. A chemist from Illinois began by sharing some information regarding ethanol in the USA, and ethanol on an international scale. Club members then conversed at tables with representatives from OCWGA, and the ethanol industry in order to ask questions about ethanol production. This benefitted the students of our chapter by allowing them to reengage in themes from the Brazil trip, and make contacts with agricultural professionals in Ohio. The OCWGA benefitted by working with a young group of people, who may be future coworkers in the industry. The chapter participated in order to have an event for juniors and seniors in the club. We want an activity that keeps people motivated in the club, and believe the breakfast conversations offer an outlet for learning and engagement. In order for this event to be successful several members of the club acted as representatives to brainstorm a potential activity. Once the breakfast was chosen, three members have worked with OCWGA to give feedback, and set dates for the event. The OCWGA has taken care of the rest of the planning.