WC hosts Small Farm Conference


Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dave Daniels of Greenfield, center, talks to more than 100 Ohio farmers attending a session Friday during the two-day Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show held at Wilmington College. The Friday sessions were held at the Wilmington College Academic Farm, while the Saturday sessions were held at the college’s main campus. At left is Clinton County Extension Educator Tony Nye, who each year manages and organizes the conference. Looking on at right is Pike County Extension Educator Brad Bergefurd, of Clinton County.


Gary Brock photo

How does someone who grows vegetables or other products find success at a farmer’s market? Can you retire and move to your own farm? How are the best ways to raise and maintain healthy goats? Those were just three of the more than 30 topics covered Friday and Saturday at the 2016 Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show held at Wilmington College. Sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wilmington College, the annual event draws hundreds of farmers from across Ohio to learn more about successful farming and agriculture practices. Shown, Dr. Maria I. Leite-Browning of Alabama A&M University, talks about goat health during a Friday session at the annual Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference held at Wilmington College. The meat goat management session was attend by more than 50 area farmers, one of more than 30 sessions held at the college.


Gary Brock photo

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dave Daniels of Greenfield, center, talks to more than 100 Ohio farmers attending a session Friday during the two-day Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show held at Wilmington College. The Friday sessions were held at the Wilmington College Academic Farm, while the Saturday sessions were held at the college’s main campus. At left is Clinton County Extension Educator Tony Nye, who each year manages and organizes the conference. Looking on at right is Pike County Extension Educator Brad Bergefurd, of Clinton County.

How does someone who grows vegetables or other products find success at a farmer’s market? Can you retire and move to your own farm? How are the best ways to raise and maintain healthy goats? Those were just three of the more than 30 topics covered Friday and Saturday at the 2016 Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show held at Wilmington College. Sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wilmington College, the annual event draws hundreds of farmers from across Ohio to learn more about successful farming and agriculture practices. Shown, Dr. Maria I. Leite-Browning of Alabama A&M University, talks about goat health during a Friday session at the annual Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference held at Wilmington College. The meat goat management session was attend by more than 50 area farmers, one of more than 30 sessions held at the college.

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dave Daniels of Greenfield, center, talks to more than 100 Ohio farmers attending a session Friday during the two-day Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show held at Wilmington College. The Friday sessions were held at the Wilmington College Academic Farm, while the Saturday sessions were held at the college’s main campus. At left is Clinton County Extension Educator Tony Nye, who each year manages and organizes the conference. Looking on at right is Pike County Extension Educator Brad Bergefurd, of Clinton County.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_small-farms-daniels-3.jpgOhio Department of Agriculture Director Dave Daniels of Greenfield, center, talks to more than 100 Ohio farmers attending a session Friday during the two-day Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show held at Wilmington College. The Friday sessions were held at the Wilmington College Academic Farm, while the Saturday sessions were held at the college’s main campus. At left is Clinton County Extension Educator Tony Nye, who each year manages and organizes the conference. Looking on at right is Pike County Extension Educator Brad Bergefurd, of Clinton County. Gary Brock photo

How does someone who grows vegetables or other products find success at a farmer’s market? Can you retire and move to your own farm? How are the best ways to raise and maintain healthy goats? Those were just three of the more than 30 topics covered Friday and Saturday at the 2016 Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show held at Wilmington College. Sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wilmington College, the annual event draws hundreds of farmers from across Ohio to learn more about successful farming and agriculture practices. Shown, Dr. Maria I. Leite-Browning of Alabama A&M University, talks about goat health during a Friday session at the annual Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference held at Wilmington College. The meat goat management session was attend by more than 50 area farmers, one of more than 30 sessions held at the college.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_small-farms-goat-speaker.jpgHow does someone who grows vegetables or other products find success at a farmer’s market? Can you retire and move to your own farm? How are the best ways to raise and maintain healthy goats? Those were just three of the more than 30 topics covered Friday and Saturday at the 2016 Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show held at Wilmington College. Sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wilmington College, the annual event draws hundreds of farmers from across Ohio to learn more about successful farming and agriculture practices. Shown, Dr. Maria I. Leite-Browning of Alabama A&M University, talks about goat health during a Friday session at the annual Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference held at Wilmington College. The meat goat management session was attend by more than 50 area farmers, one of more than 30 sessions held at the college. Gary Brock photo
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