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Mansfield, Ohio 

Saturday, August 13, 2022
1 p.m.

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The Mansfield Microfarm Project (MMP) is a community-university collaborative to create economic development through sustainable microfarming (small-plot, high-intensity organic agriculture) in post-industrial urban spaces. The main objective is establishing a sustainable community-based training program for aspiring beginning farmers that provides farming and business skills necessary to manage a small-scale intensive farm operation. This program also supports economic development in the low-opportunity North End of Mansfield through two
organizations: the North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) and the Richland Gro-op (RGO).

Attendees can expect to see and discuss best growing procedures, obstacles faced during development, the operation's processes of marketing and sales, composting procedures, crop plans, how their co-operative operates, and more.

Location:
NECIC Urban Farm, The Food Lab
311 Bowman St.
Mansfield, OH 44903

Contact:
Walter Bonham and Justin Ocheltree / (419) 512-3395 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Amanda, Ohio 

Saturday, August 13, 2022
Noon

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Paige's Produce Family Farm Market is a family vegetable farm and orchard, selling at farmers markets and their home farm store. They offer a CSA program and u-pick orchard for apples and peaches, as well as pumpkins in the fall.

At this tour, a live Bluegrass band and Da Que Barbecue food truck are on site from noon to 2 p.m. The tour begins at 2 p.m. August 13: peaches and apples will be available to demonstrate how to select and pick fruit from a tree (participants will be able to purchase their bag for the picking session if desired). Another tour will take place October 8.

This event is part of Common Greens' farm tour series. Visit the link below to learn more about Common Greens.

Location:
Paige's Produce Family Farm Market
7975 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd.
Amanda, OH 43102

Contact:
Brian Helser / (740) 601-8419 /

http://www.commongreensohio.org/

 

Brookville, Ohio 

Friday, August 26, 2022
5 p.m.

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The Narrow Way Farm is a 5-acre family owned and operated farm. Dedicated to providing local, responsibly grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers, no harsh chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers are used on the property. The land and plants are cared for by using natural fertilizers and soil enhancers. The Narrow Way Farm also offers farm-produced goods such as jams, jellies, and fruit butters made mainly with fruit grown on the farm.

Location:
The Narrow Way Farm
3622 Johnsville Brookville Rd.
Brookville, OH 45309

Contact:
David and Tia Stuart / (937) 833-0641 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Belleville, Michigan 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
10 a.m.

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Old City Acres is a four season, no-till market garden located in the swamps outside of Detroit that feeds the community year-round using a flexible CSA model. The farm moved to its current location five years ago and has since transformed a swampy forest into a profitable market garden by the use of extensive drainage and land remediation techniques.

The tour will focus on designing efficient on-farm systems, from wash-pack setup to overall farm layout.

Location:
Old City Acres
43800 Willow Rd.
Belleville, OH 48111

Contact:
Alexander Ball / (734) 771-9984 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Greenfield, Ohio 

Saturday, September 17, 2022
10 a.m.

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Join OEFFA for a pasture walk with DeBruin Family Dairy. The DeBruin family has been farming seasonally for more than 20 years, certified organic since 2006, and supplying organic milk to Organic Valley since 2007. They operate a seasonal, grass-based dairy on 65 acres of pasture and woods.

Visit the link below to watch a video about the DeBruins.

Location:
DeBruin Family Dairy
7580 Pisgah Rd.
Greenfield, OH 45123

Contact:
Robin Hackett / (614) 947-1633 /

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c2E-maZMhY

 

Modoc, Indiana 

Sunday, September 18, 2022
5 p.m.

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Christopher Farm is a mother-son team organically farming almost two acres in eastern Indiana, in the midst of conventional farmland. The acreage is part of a larger farm that has been handed down over several generations; the vegetable operation has been in progress for more than 25 years. This year, the farm is piloting a live-in intern program as a means of offering encouragement to the growing number of people interested in sustainable agriculture.

In addition to offering a tour of the farm and systems, such as their moveable hoophouses and no-till practices, attendees will learn about how the farm has evolved over the past two and a half decades. Topics include from what has worked to what has fallen by the wayside, and what their experience has been growing and marketing in a rural economy not necessarily looking for organic vegetables.

Location:
Christopher Farm
5305 W 500 S
Modoc, IN 47358

Contact:
Wendy Carpenter and Adrian Hess / (765) 542-9278 or (8 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

St. Marys, Ohio 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
10 a.m.

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This farm tour will focus on Settlage & Settlage Farm's incorporation of the PaddockTrac technology into their grazing management system. PaddockTrac is an innovative technology developed by researchers at the University of Missouri that uses and ATV-mounted sensor to measure forage availability.

Settlage & Settlage is a certified organic dairy milking 120 cows for Organic Valley on more than 300 acres of perennial and annual pasture.

Location:
Settlage & Settlage Farm
12218 St. Rt. 29
St. Marys, OH 45885

Contact:
Robin Hackett / (614) 947-1633 /

http://oeffa.org

 

Amanda, Ohio 

Saturday, October 8, 2022
Noon

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Paige's Produce Family Farm Market is a family vegetable farm and orchard, selling at farmers markets and their home farm store. They offer a CSA program and u-pick orchard for apples and peaches, as well as pumpkins in the fall.

At this tour, a live Bluegrass band and Da Que Barbecue food truck are on site from noon to 2 p.m. The tour begins at 2 p.m. Apples will likely be available to demonstrate how to select and pick fruit from a tree (participants will be able to purchase their bag for the picking session if desired). Pumpkins will also be for sale. The farm store will be open for shopping.

This event is part of Common Greens' farm tour series. Visit the link below to learn more about Common Greens.

Location:
Paige's Produce Family Farm Market
7975 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd.
Amanda, OH 43102

Contact:
Brian Helser / (740) 601-8419 /

http://www.commongreensohio.org

 

Online 

Thursday, October 27, 2022 through Thursday, December 8, 2022
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Are you a farmer thinking about transferring your farmland or business? Are you a non-farming landowner looking for ways to support the next generation?

Whether you intend to transfer your farm within your family or to an unrelated farmer, succession planning is real work. This interactive three-part online workshop series will help you prepare to engage in a transfer process, identify business and legal tools, assess your financial situation, build your advisor team, and prepare to develop a plan for transferring your land and/or farm business to a new farm owner.

Led by OEFFA Farmland Specialist Kelly Cabral, and developed as a pilot with a national network of land transfer professionals and the American Farmland Trust, you will spend the first session learning how farm transfer works, assessing your current situation, and setting goals. You will leave with specific homework tasks, such as holding family meetings and talking to advisors, to help develop your plan.

During the second and third workshops, you will explore your options, hear from professionals, develop effective communication to build trust and engage in conversation for farm transfer, and clarify steps to succession with OEFFA staff support. You will finish the intensive workshop series with solid action steps in place.

Workshops will take place virtually on October 17, November 17, and December 8, 2022.

Location:
Online

Contact:
Lainie Rini / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Johnstown, Ohio 

Sunday, November 6, 2022
2 p.m.

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Roots, Fruits and Shoots is a 3-acre vegetable and raspberry farm. They grow year-round using no-till, sustainable practices in almost 7,000 square feet of high tunnel space.

This tour will focus on using tunnels to grow produce through the winter, particularly looking at the cost and benefits of using supplemental heat in a high tunnel for winter production; a project funded by a NCR-SARE grant.

Location:
Roots, Fruits and Shoots
5580 Johnstown Alexandria Rd.
Johnstown, OH 43031

Contact:
Dana Hilfinger / (734) 276-1895 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

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Columbus OH 43214

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