The gently rolling hills along the Ohio River leads to the skyline of Cincinnati. It's in the southwestern corner of Ohio, close to Northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. And it’s the site for National Farmers Convene ’18, Jan. 29-31.


 Cincinnati offers many attractions, noted for its National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Warbird Museum and the nearby Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., seven miles west of the Cincinnati Airport. Trainiacs will flip for the 25,000 square feet of indoor track and highly detailed model train displays at Entertrainment Junction.


On the food front, the modern popularity of goetta in Cincinnati has led to it being called Cincinnati Caviar. Primarily composed of ground meat and steel-cut oats and flavored with bay leaves, rosemary, salt, pepper, and thyme, this dish originated with German settlers who emigrated to the Cincinnati area in the 19th century.


Home to a major international hub of Delta Air Lines, the world's largest airline, Cincinnati is within 500 miles or a one hour flight – of 60 percent of members. The 28th largest metro area in the nation, Cincinnati’s city motto is Strength in Unity, appropriate for National Farmers members. Make the trip! See more about what the Cincinnati/Mason area has to offer:


Convene ‘18 features several agricultural speakers including Executive Director of Organic Farmers Agency for Relationship Marketing, John Bobbe. He will speak about new organic inspection rules for international organic grain imports. OFARM was instrumental in lobbying the National Organic Program for the a recent, pivotal rules change.


Barry Lynn is author of Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction (Wiley 2010) and End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation (Doubleday 2005). Lynn’s writings about the political and economic effects of the extreme consolidation of power in the United States have influenced the thinking of policymakers and antitrust professionals on both sides of the Atlantic.


Pete Switalski, ASA, will update listeners about National Farmers health insurance offering to members in an ever-changing marketplace. And Dr. Francis L. Fluharty, The Ohio State University, will talk global cattle supply over the next 20-40 years, and the impact to America's cattle producers and markets.


Register right now for Convene ‘18, Jan. 29-31 in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio.


National Farmers Convention 2018

Convene ‘18 Cincy Style