Begin Farming Ohio

The 2010 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series

Filed under: Farm Tours, Workshops, Training & Education — posted by Sharon at Begin Farming Ohio on June 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm

This year’s Series includes tours of 15 farms, 3 university research centers, and offers 10 educational workshops. Topics include specialty grains, permaculture, wind power, meat and dairy goats, poultry production and processing, herbs and honey, raised beds, winegrape production, farmland preservation, and more.  To review these learning options available in multiple areas of Ohio see http://www.oeffa.us/oeffa/pdfs/OEFFA_2010farmtoursSMALL.pdf

IFO Annual Meeting – March 5 & 6, 2010 in Athens, OH

Filed under: Farm Tours, Meetings and Events — posted by Sharon at Begin Farming Ohio on December 3, 2009 at 11:46 am

IFO’s Power of Agriculture: Sustaining the Future will highlight bus tours to: Hocking College to see its energy projects; AceNet to see the entrepreneurial spirit at work from those processing, packaging, and marketing their products; Snowville Creamery and Chris Chieml’s goat cheese facility to see how raw dairy products are processed, packaged and sold ; and famous gardens at Green Edge, Amesville, and other green growers.  For more information go to http://www.ifoh.org/news/featured.asp

2009 Pastured Poultry Roundtable and Tour

Filed under: Farm Tours, Workshops, Training & Education — posted by Sharon at Begin Farming Ohio on October 5, 2009 at 11:57 am

October 10, 2009 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Fisher Auditorium on OARDC/OSU campus in Wooster, Ohio.  Cost is $8.00 for ages 15 and over, free for ages 14 and younger.  Contact John Anderson 330 263-3753 for reservations.  The morning will be roundtable with producers and consumers, followed by a tour to pastured broiler and turkey farms plus checking out small mobile processing unit.  Bring cash or brown bag lunch.

September 26, 2009 – Lorain County Farm Tours

Filed under: Farm Tours — posted by Sharon at Begin Farming Ohio on September 21, 2009 at 11:12 am

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation announces the Southeastern Lorain County Farm Tour September 26, 12-5 pm. Enjoy the value-added agriculture Lorain County has to offer during this drive-it-yourself tour. Stops: Belden Historical Society, Shamrock Stables, Slow & Easy Alpaca Farm, The Apple Barrel orchard and Conrad Farms, a dairy and grain farm. For more information, visit www.northcoastfarmbureau.org or call 440-774-2211.

Tree Farm Tour – September 26, 2009

Filed under: Farm Tours, Stewardship — posted by Sharon at Begin Farming Ohio on September 5, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Are you interested in tree farming? The Hunter Family Tree Farm in Glenmont OH is a sixth generation farm. The Hunters were selected by the Ohio Tree Farm Committee as the Tree Farmer of the Year. Review the scheduled topics, demos & tours at http://ofbf.org (Search Hunter Tree Farm). Tour more than 50,000 trees. Walk and visit presentations on 150 of this 384 acre Tree Farm