Ohio Bioproducts Symposium

 | 08:30 am to 02:00 pm

Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

Bob Evans Auditorium A (145)

Columbus, OH 43210

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The Honorable Senator Karen Gillmor
, Ohio’s 26th Senate District
Ron Buckhalt, U.S. Department of Agriculture, BioPreferred
Jeff Westhoven, Administrator, Office of Procurement Services,
Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Christopher Montgomery
, Bricker & Eckler LLP

Who should attend:

  • Procurement Officials
  • Bioproduct Manufacturers & Distributors
  • State Agencies
  • County Commissioners
  • Township Officials
  • Economic Development Directors
  • Finance Directors
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Agricultural Businesses & Organizations
  • Ohio Businesses




What you will learn:

  • The Impact of Senate Bill 131 on the public sector with regard to bioproduct purchasing procedures and other issues
  • Overview of the State law and new Ohio administrative rules, including state
    purchasing guidelines, vendor registration and procurement overview

  • The state’s overall bioproducts procurement goals
  • Legal framework for Senate Bill 131
  • How Ohio’s new program relates to the USDA BioPreferred Program
  • How Senate Bill 131 will effect Ohio’s economy
  • How some Ohio companies have already succeeded in the bioproducts market and where they see the market going with the help of
    Ohio bioproduct programs


Registrants may be substituted at any time. Full refund
cancellations will be accepted three business days prior
to the event. No refunds will be made after that time.

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