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Jefferson County Economic Development's

Agriculture and Business Development Forum

Thursday March 28, 2024

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Jefferson Community College

Amphitheater room 6-002


Dr. David Kohl's Presentation:

Future - Proofing Your Farm, Business and Life to Survive Economic Shockwaves.

Resiliency – Nimbleness – Agility are Keys To Success

Please Register at this link.  This is a free event.


Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus of Agriculture Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech, will share his geopolitical insights to the challenges facing our globe. Workforce reductions are causing businesses to rethink strategies for success. Domestic and international policies are changing how we do business at every level. Even the prospect of maintaining a local food supply has grown in importance. Join Dr. Kohl in a discussion about how to focus on resiliency, nimbleness, and agility as key elements in future -proofing your business and life.  One hour can change a lifetime.


Dr. Kohl is a graduate of the Belleville – Henderson FFA program and Jefferson Community College. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University.  Kohl has traveled over 10 million miles throughout his career providing more than 7,000 seminars and 500 webinars. Dr. Kohl has appeared in front of bankers, government agencies, regulators, businesses, and farm groups. He has published five books and authored over 2,500 articles and video blogs on financial and business - related topics.


Dr. Kohl is a visionary speaker who provides great information in a passionate and fun style.  He is the type of speaker that you’ll attend his session, just because you’ve heard him speak before.


6pm - 7pm  Networking and introductions with light refreshments

7pm - 8pm Dr. Kohl's Presentation

8pm - 9pm Meet and greet with Dr. Kohl in the receiption area.  Light refreshments available.

Dr. David Kohl

Please Register at this link.   This is a free event

Please park in parking lot D at Jefferson Community College.  


Thank you to our host and sponsors:

Our Host:

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Thank you to our major sponsors! Click their logo to learn more about them.

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Thank you to these sponsors for making our program possible!

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