Organic Dairy Pasture Walk and Farm Tour at Settlage & Settlage

Wednesday, August 410 a.m.-12 p.m. ET

Begin Farming | USDA Organic | Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

Join Jordan Settlage for a farm tour of Settlage & Settlage, a certified organic dairy milking 120 cows for Organic Valley on more than 300 acres of perennial and annual pasture.

Walk this sixth generation livestock operation and learn how Jordan manages pasture, moves and waters cows in a high rotation system, and serves as a master grazier in the federally-recognized Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA) program.

Chelsea Gandy, OEFFA’s DGA Education Coordinator, will be on hand during the farm tour to answer questions about the program, which OEFFA began facilitating in Ohio in 2019. This two-year apprenticeship matches farmers with master graziers for 4,000 hours of training including 3,700 hours of on-farm experience and 300 hours of related formal course instruction and peer networking.

Farm Tour Location

The farm is located in St. Mary’s, Ohio in Auglaize County. An address and driving directions will be provided after you register.

Farm Tour Details

Registration: In order to better manage crowds, keep everyone safe, and compensate our hosts for the effort involved in hosting farm tours during COVID-19, we are requiring all attendees register in advance and pay a small fee to support OEFFA and the host. Guests must review and follow OEFFA’s COVID-19 safety protocols at all in-person farm tours.

Registration is $5 for OEFFA members (use code OEFFAmember2021 at check out), $10 for non-members, and $0 for children. All children (17 and under) must be registered and accompanied by an adult. Attendance is limited to 35; registration ends August 1.

Due to administrative costs, refunds will not be issued. Given that attendance is limited, please let us know if circumstances prevent you from attending after signing up so we can make room for others.

Questions: Contact OEFFA Begin Farming Program Coordinator at (614) 947-1633 or For more information about the farm, contact Jordan Settlage at (419) 953-8035 or

Learn more about other events in the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.

Photo Credit: Settlage & Settlage

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214


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