Join us for Virtual Fridays at Findlay

8 - 9 a.m.
Virtually via UFTV Livestream
FREE - this fall only

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The Fridays at Findlay lecture series is designed to encourage educational opportunities for community members regarding best leadership practices and offer insights into the challenges professionals face. Fridays at Findlay is sponsored by Premier Bank (formerly First Federal Bank).

This fall only, our Fridays at Findlay presentations will be offered virtually and free of charge. This is a great opportunity to bring your work team together for a free leadership session without even leaving the office.

Watch recordings from previous Fridays at Findlay speakers via our YouTube channel or read more in our online newsroom.

Upcoming Fridays at Findlay Presentations

Friday, Oct. 30
Changes and Challenges in Ag Business Today
8 a.m. (EST)

Agriculture is Ohio’s largest industry and agriculture business takes many forms throughout the state. Hear from nationally prominent agriculture business leaders on their insights into the changes and challenges going on in the industry today.

Ken Vaupel, CEO of Alfagreen Supreme

Paul Kalmbach, Jr., President of Kalmbach Feeds

Robert Coleman, Assistant Professor of Business at the University of Findlay (currently researching global food access issues)


Ken Vaupel, CEO of Alfagreen Supreme
Ken is the Chief Executive Officer and a key shareholder of Alfagreen Supreme. Ken relocated his family from Kansas to Findlay, OH where he took on the task of revamping Alfagreen Supreme, a privately held firm headquartered in Toledo, OH. Alfagreen Supreme is a leading provider of direct dehydrated alfalfa products with multiple manufacturing, storage and distribution facilities throughout the United States. Alfagreen Supreme directly supplies the specialty animal, equine and pet food industry. Since arriving in Findlay, Ken and his family quickly became loyal fans of University of Findlay athletics and the local community.


Paul Kalmbach, Jr.Paul Kalmbach, Jr., President of Kalmbach Feeds
Paul Kalmbach, Jr. is the President of Kalmbach Feeds, a third generation family agribusiness dedicated to sustainably producing top quality animal nutrition products, pork, and eggs that help feed the world. Kalmbach Feeds has the privilege of serving thousands of family farms, as well as some of the largest food brands and most advanced animal genetics companies in the United States. When asked what his favorite part of the job is, Paul said, “We make great products that I am very proud of, but the greatest part of my job is the 650 people I have the pleasure of working with every day!”

Paul was born and raised in Ohio, and is grateful to live in Findlay once again with his wife, Heidi. Before coming back to the family business, Paul acquired a B.S. in Accounting from Bob Jones University, and an MBA from Harvard University. He also spent time working with some of the top professional service firms in the world, with a stint at Ernst & Young and Bain Consulting. He has a deep appreciation for politics and the important role that citizens and businesses play in the public sector. Paul had the privilege of working in Washington, D.C. for Congressman, Jim Jordan, and continues to stay involved in local and national politics.

Robert Coleman
As a new addition to the University of Findlay, Assistant Professor of Business, Robert A. Coleman (Rob) is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Management with his doctorate to be awarded in December with a focus on Management/Leadership. He has 15+ years of professional business experience as an entrepreneur, leader, manager, and team member. Rob and his wife, Halee, have three kids, Jack, Luke and Madelyn, and have recently relocated to Ohio and the Findlay area.         

His student-centered teaching approach is focused on helping students develop a passion for continued learning that extends beyond the classroom and well into the future. Research interests relate to organizational behavior, corporate social responsibility (CSR), global food access, and values-based leadership (VBL). He has been published in peer reviewed journals, has a current research paper under peer-review regarding leadership theory, and has two working papers to be submitted for peer review this fall; one on values-based leadership and the other addressing the global food access issues as identified by the United Nations in relation to socioeconomic status (SES).

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Questions? Please contact the University of Findlay Division of Advancement at 419-434-5334 or [email protected]

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Friday October 30
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Changes and Challenges in Ag Business Today
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