Latest Past Events
Join Rural Action for a pasture walk at Shew Family Farm where Pete and Marjie have been raising 100% grass fed & grass finished angus beef since 1979. We will be joined by Bob Hendershot, who is retired from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as the state grassland conservationist and state (GLCI) Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative coordinator. The pasture walk will cover topics including... Shew Family Farm and its history Managing pasture to grow more forage in the summer Planning for fall and winter grazing Weed control -- to clip or not to clip? "Manage your pasture so they never have a bad day." Other income streams such as agritourism AGENDA: Welcome and overview of Rural Action Group Introductions Introduction to Shew Family Farm Overview of pasture and livestock management Pasture walk with open conversation On-farm cabin visit - discussion on agritourism Closing Remember to bring shoes that you can walk in and plenty of water! Parking is plentiful. Please keep an eye out for Rural Action event signs to direct you towards the farm.
Learn how to inoculate and care for a mulched bed of wine cap mushrooms. Entrance and parking for the community garden are on Franklin Park S., between Fairwood Ave. and Rhoads Ave.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Farm Vision Virtual Workshop is designed to help aspiring farmers clarify what motivates them to farm, get their vision on paper, and inventory their strengths and training needs. Featuring a panel of mid-career farmers, this interactive workshop provides tools to help turn farming dreams into reality. Using a combination of virtual presentations, individual skill assessments, vision exercises, and breakout discussions, participants will be able to develop an action plan for their farm business.