Western Ohio Agri-Education Series

Urbana University and the Jamon Sellman Nationwide Insurance Agency have partnered to develop a series of presentations designed to provide relevant, contemporary information for those involved in agriculture. Free and open to the public, the presentations are designed to equip all currently involved in or interested in agriculture with information they need to increase their effectiveness in the field.

Upcoming Presentations

Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.
David Daniels, Director, Ohio Department of Agriculture
“Water Quality and Regulatory Updates”

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.
Dr. Carl Zulauf, Professor Emeritus, OSU
“The Farm Bill and Its Implications”

Presentation schedule

7:30 a.m.: Networking and breakfast refreshments
8 a.m.:  Presentation with Q & A
9 a.m.:  Networking

Presentation location

Urbana University Student Center, Sara Landess Room
579 College Way, Urbana, OH 43078
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For additional information, contact: Renee Crabill at 937-772-9254 or by email at renee.crabill@urbana.edu.


Founded in 1850, Urbana University serves more than 1800 students from around the world from its 128 acre campus nestled in the historic city of Urbana, Ohio. Known for innovative academic programs that feature personal attention from faculty, the University offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and several graduate degrees, delivering course work in class, online, or a combination of both. Blue Knights athletics includes 15 NCAA Division II sports along with intercollegiate bowling, cheerleading, and shooting sports.

In response to rich agricultural heritage of the region as well as interest among prospective students, the University added agri-business to its curriculum in 2014. Led by Dr. Jeff Kalbus, an economist with the Ohio Department of Agriculture for more than twenty-five years, the program is designed to equip students for careers in agri-business through a practically-focused curriculum integrated with real-life experiences.

Urbana University was the first college in the state to offer a nontraditional degree completion program and the second institution of higher education in Ohio to admit women. Founded by the Swedenborgian friends of John Chapman, the famous frontiersman called “Johnny Appleseed,” the campus is home to the Johnny Appleseed Museum, a rich collection of the personal artifacts and history of this 19th century American hero.

The Jamon Sellman Nationwide Insurance Agency represents Nationwide Insurance, the top agricultural insurer in the nation. In addition to providing insurance services for home, personal, auto, and life, the Agency also specializes in serving the needs of clients involved in agriculture as one of the few agencies in the region with this professional focus. For more details regarding these services, contact Jenn Randall at randaj1@nationwide.com or 937-653-1360.


From Our Alumni

"Take the road untraveled, become a light on this campus for what academics stand for, and most of all be proud of your accomplishments."

-Ashley Kirby
Class of ‘08