Cooperative Farming Workshop

Richland Gro-Op 134 N. Main St, Mansfield

What does a successful Cooperative Farm look like? Walt Bonham of Richland Gro-Op will be answering that question and many more during this extensive Co-Op Farming Workshop. Topics covered include: Forming a Cooperative Constructing Crop Plans Addressing Aggregation Challenges GAP/FSMA Certification Support Creating Impactful Sales Channels *Lunch and tours also included! The cost is eligible for 2501 support. REGISTRATION REQUESTED BY FRIDAY, JUNE 21. The Richland Gro-Op (RGO) is a cooperative of urban and rural farmers in Richland County, Ohio, that grow and sell vegetables year-round to local restaurants, institutions, and consumers. By crop-planning and marketing produce collectively, RGO members aim to improve the economic viability of urban agriculture in Richland County and increase the supply of locally produced, high-quality vegetables. RGO grows over 10 different types of vegetables and delivers year-round throughout the Richland County and Central Ohio region.  

$110

Sunbeam Family Farm Tour

Sunbeam Family Farm 3414 Northridge Rd., Alexandria

Cynthia and Chuck will discuss how they have transitioned their organic farm to a no-till/limited till permanent bed operation using intensive planting in their six hoophouses and four fields. They will also show how their BCS walk-behind tractor is used to make and maintain these permanent beds.