On behalf of the OIA’s Board of Directors, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 2014 OIA Conference and the 55th Annual General Meeting of the Institute. Doug Yungblut, P.Ag., and the Conference Planning Committee (George Mitges, P.Ag., Dr. John Kelly, and Terry Kingsmill, P.Ag.) has organized a valuable opportunity for OIA members to learn from practicing professionals, business innovators and academic experts. In addition to the professional development opportunity the annual OIA Conference provides, we will never lose sight of the importance OIA members place on networking and the ability for friends and colleagues from across the Agrology areas of specialty and other professions to reconnect. Once again the OIA will present a program of speakers that will tackle emerging issues in practice and a pre-Conference tour that will take us to facilities that are usually inaccessible to the public.