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The 5th Annual Organic Farming Conference

Millersburg, OH 

Thursday, November 7, 2019 through Friday, November 8, 2019
Full day conference

Thursday November 7
8:30 AM - Welcome & Overview of the Day

8:45 AM
​Session 1) Do You Have a Dairy Genetic Plan? - Amos Nolt, Jon Banson and Jonas Yoder
Session 2) Organic Produce - Stephen Eash
Session 3) The Organic Home Introduction and Demonstrations

10:00 AM - Vendor Show and Morning Break

10:30 AM - Break Out Sessions:
​Session 1) Raising Sheep: Lambs - Leroy Kuhns
Session 2) The Challenge of the Organic Market Place - Preston Green
Session 3) Home Demonstration Tables:
-Crocheting -Homemade Noodles -Wool Knitting & Spinning -Drying Fruits without a dehydrator -Animal Birthday Cakes -Stretching the Dollar -Interesting Children in Nature

​11:45 - 1:00 - Lunch Break and Vendor Show

1:00 PM - Keynote Speaker: -Jon Banson
​1:45 PM - Response to Keynote
2:15 PM - Vendor Show

2:35 PM - Breakout Sessions:
Session 1) Farmer Panel: Producing High Quality Forages - Dennis Wood, Jonathon Yoder, Marcus Schlabach with Moderator Scott Myers
Session 2) Organic Produce Growers - Stephen Eash
Session 3) Organic Home Tables & Demonstrations
​3:30 PM - Dismissal
Friday November 8
8:30 AM - Welcome & Overview of the Day (Did You Reconsider Your Plan Since Yesterday?)

9:00 AM - Keynote: Pollinators - Stephanie Firschie - The Xerces Society

10:00 AM - Vendor Show and Morning Break

10:30 - Breakout Sessions:
Session 1) Figuring Out Raising Organic Sheep - John Anderson and Kathy Bielek
Session 2) Park Family Fresh Co-op: It is More that Putting Seed into the Ground
Session 3) Organic Home Tables and Demosntrations

11:45 - 1:00 - Lunch Break and Vendor Show

1:00 PM - Farmer's Roundtable Discussion - What Worked, What Didn't Work and What Do You Want to Try Next Year?

2:45 PM - Breakout Sessions:
Session 1) Audience Q & A Time on the Farmer's Roundtable Discussion
Session 2) Pollinators in Your Fence Row and Roadsides - Guy Denny
Session 3) Organic Home - Drop Spinning and Spinning Wheel with Wool - Karen Gotter and local spinning guild members​

3:30 - Dismissal

Mt. Hope Event Center

8076 State Rte. 241
Millersburg, OH 44654

Contact:
Martha Kline / 330-674-1892 /

http://www.organicfarmingconf.com

 

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