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.  


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.