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Water Quality

2017 Ag Chairs Summit
January 7, 2017
Riverview Ballroom

The most important issue that few of our constituents are talking about.  This session will feature what states are doing and how they are funding it.  


Christopher Henney

Ohio Agribusiness Association

Chris Henney joined the Ohio AgriBusiness Association in 2011 as the president and chief executive officer. OABA is a membership-based state trade association that can trace its history to 1880. Prior to joining OABA, Mr. Henney held several positions at the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, most recently as the director of legislative relations. [node:read-more:link]

Mike Naig

Deputy Secretary
Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship

Mike Naig grew up on a farm  near Cylinder, Iowa, in the  northwest corner of the state.  He is a graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake with degrees in biology and political science. He has spent his entire career working in agriculture, having served in public policy roles for state and national agribusiness trade associations as well as in private industry. [node:read-more:link]

Ann Swanson

Executive Director
Chesapeake Bay Commission

Ann Swanson has served as a leader in the Chesapeake Bay restoration for nearly 30 years, the last 26  as the executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission,  a tri-state legislative authority serving the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. It is the commission’s responsibility to sponsor legislation at the state level and to work with state legislators, members of the U.S. [node:read-more:link]