Small Farm Conference: The 2017 Northeast Ohio “Living Your Small Farm Dream” small farm conference will be held on Saturday, March 25 at the RG Drage Career Center in Massillon located at 2800 Richville Dr. SW Massillon, 44646. The conference is a program of the OSU Extension Small Farm Program and will provide farm owners and landowners with the opportunity to learn more about skills useful on a small farm, how to make their small farms work better, expand their operations, or gather ideas on how to utilize rural acreage.
Participants will choose from more than 25 different sessions offered over 4 breakout sessions during the day. General topic tracks include horticulture production, livestock and aquaculture, small farm management, natural resources, marketing and selling.
The conference begins with registration at 8:00 am, and an opening general session at 9:00 am. The conference concludes at approximately 3:45 pm following the final breakout session. Registration cost is $60 per person, which includes lunch and morning refreshments. The registration deadline is March 17. For those who are interested in attending both the Women in Agriculture conference (http://agnr.osu.edu/events/east-ohio-women-agriculture-conference-0) at the same location on March 24 plus the small farm conference on March 25 there is a discounted registration fee of $100 to attend both conferences. Student discounts are also available.
A conference brochure and registration form along with descriptions of all the breakout sessions as well as on-line registration is available on the OSU Extension Small Farm Program web site at: http://agnr.osu.edu/small-farm-programs/small-farm-conferences-and-trade-shows . Questions can also be directed to the Wayne County Extension office at 330-264-8722.