This new program series is geared towards market farmers and is a collaboration between Portage Soil & Water Conservation District (PSWCD) and Countryside. This series will bring monthly programing geared towards farmers in their off-season and is intended to promote discussion, problem solving and networking among local market farmers in their off-season. This series may also be beneficial to those hoping to begin farming in the near future. Some programs will be farmer-led, while others will have field professionals present to facilitate discussion and field questions. These programs are free, just bring yourself and a willingness to add to the discussion! Sessions will be held Thursday evenings from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Below are the program dates, topics and locations:
12/13/2019 – Direct Marketing and Identifying your Core Customer Base (Countryside)
1/10/2019 – Finding and Funding your Farm (PSWCD)
1/17/2019 – Seed Starting and Soil Preparation (Countryside)
1/31/2019 – Integrating Cover Crops and No-Till Practices into your Market Farm (PSWCD)
2/12/2019 – Savings for your Pocket and the Planet: Creating a Closed Loop Farming System (Countryside)
2/14/2019 – Savings for your Pocket and the Planet: Nutrient Management (PSWCD)
PSWCD Location—6970 SR 88, Ravenna OH 44266. To Register email Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (330) 235-6811
Select field professionals will be present at the programs at this site to field questions and promote discussion.
Countryside Location—will vary, email Annie Preston at email@example.com or call (234) 334-4622
Programs held at this location will be casual and mostly farmer-led.