The OSU Extension Small Farmer Program is pleased to announce that two Small Farm Conferences & Trades Shows will be held in Ohio this upcoming March.
“Opening Doors To Success” Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference & Trade Show, Wilmington Ohio – March 12 & 13 2010
The second Annual “Opening Doors to Success” Small Farm Conference and Trade Show will be held in Wilmington , Ohio on March 12-13 at Wilmington College . This conference will feature, “A Night of Organics”: an evening dedicated to investigating the “ins and outs” of Organic Production and the opportunities that exist, including certification, fertility, weed control, marketing and more on Friday, March 12 beginning at 5:30 pm with registration. The conference will continue on Saturday March 13, at 7:30 am and conclude at 4:30 pm. This intensive day will feature over 35 breakout sessions to pick and choose from along with a trade show for small farmers.
Some of the breakout sessions that will be featured at this year’s event include: Growing Grapes/Making Wine, Agritourism Opportunities, Bee Keeping Fundamentals for the Small Farm, Poultry Production for the Small Farm, Self Help Veterinarian for the Small Farm, CSA’s – Can they work for me?, Fertility Fundamentals for Small Farm Production, Equipment 101, Food Preservation, Introduction To Aquaculture, Cage Fish Culture, High Bush Blueberry Production, Strawberry Production, Raspberry Production, Agricultural Law Considerations for the Small Farm, Fence Line Law, Tax Issues for the Small Farm, Orchard Planning for the Small Farm , Pasture and Hay Production, Business Planning, Branding my Agricultural Product, USDA Services and Programs and Grants and Loans Available to the Small Farm.
Cost of this conference is $20 for the Friday session, $50 for the Saturday only sessions or $60 for both Friday and Saturday sessions. For more information about this conference, contact Tony Nye at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-382-0901 or watch the Clinton County Extension website for details at clinton.osu.edu.
“Opening Doors To Success” Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show, Massillon , Ohio – March 27, 2010
The inaugural Northeast Ohio Small Farmer Conference and Trade Show will be held on Saturday, March 27 at the R.G. Drage Career Center in Massillon, Ohio from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This conference will include two keynote addresses ( Choosing the Best Farm Enterprise for Your Family and Making Your Small Farm Dream Come True!) and will include a trade show and over 18 break-out sessions for small farmers to attend.
Breakout sessions will be held on: Aquaculture Opportunities in Ohio, Freshwater Shrimp Production, Pond Management, Backyard Poultry Production, Meat Goat Production, Producing Grass-Fed Livestock, Berry Production, Selecting a Fruit & Vegetable Enterprise for Your Farm, Operating a Small Greenhouse, Maple Syrup for Fun and Profit, Developing a Lease Hunting Enterprise, Managing the Woodlot, Line Fence Law and Other Private Property Issues, Tax Issues for the New & Small Farm, Planning For Your Small Farm Dream.
Cost of this conference will be $50. More information about this conference can be obtained by contacting Mike Hogan at email@example.com or 330-627-4310 or by going to clinton.osu.edu. as details become available.
Both conferences are sponsored by: The Ohio State University Extension; Wilmington College; Farm Credit Services; and the U.S.D.A. Departments of Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Agricultural Statistic Services, Farm Service Agency, and Rural Development.