CFAES Alumni Award: Chris Henney


Chris Henney
CFAES Distinguished Alumni 

Chris Henney is currently thepresident and CEO of the Ohio Agribusiness Association (OABA). He serves on the search committee for the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences for a new chair for the Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE) Department. He has given significant input into a potential degree offering at the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) in Feed Mill Management and Milling. Additionally, he has provided input and feedback to a Workforce Development Task Force convened by Dean Cathann Kress. Henney is on the Fertilizers Institute’s board of directors, and a member of the Association of Ohio Commodores and the Columbus Rotary. He serves as the past chairperson of the Ohio FFA Foundation board of directors, and recently served on the CFAES Vice President’s Advisory Council

Henney is very involved within CFAES, especially at Ohio State ATI. He is keen on the educational development and knowledge of Ohio State ATI students, and has a unique perspective on how the Ohio and U.S. legislature activities affect agriculture in Ohio. His interaction has expanded Ohio State ATI students’ overview of agriculture and made them more aware of the policy implications. Henney is instrumental in helping Ohio State ATI students receive OABA Annual Scholarships totaling $3000 each year. He also ensures that the scholarship recipients interact with leading national and Ohio agribusinesses. He is a strong supporter of CFAES in both Columbus and Wooster.


Congratulations Chris on your recognition as a CFAES Distinguished Alum!


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