Organic On-Farm Educational Day to be held in Mt. Hope, OH on October 23, 2015

Organic On-Farm Educational Day sponsored by Organic Farming Conference.

David and Emily Hershberger will host an educational day on October 23, 2015 starting with registration/check in at 8:30 a.m. and the day will conclude at 3:00 p.m.  The farm is located at 5119 TR 613, Fredericksburg, OH. The sessions will start at 9:00 a.m. with Alan Guebert, author of The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey and columnist for Farm and Dairy as the leadoff presenter.  The rest of the day will feature break- out sessions around Organic Farming, and will include a farmer round table discussion on the challenges and opportunities of 2015 on their organic farm; Shane Hartzler will share “What Are His Agronomic Practices on His Organic Dairy”; “Walk with The Farmer On His Farm” with host David Hershberger.  Mike Lilburn from The Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will offer a session on “Adding Poultry to Your On-Going Organic Farm: Pastured Poultry.”  Other talks include “Fly Control for livestock” and” Foliar Experiences by Ohio and Indiana farmers”.  Jane Siemon from Wisconsin will be doing sessions on“ Setting an Organic Table”; “Beyond the Canner and Freezer”; and “Unhealthy Diets: Moving to Eating Healthy”.  Jane is a dairy and produce farmer as well as an educator focusing on healthy eating and value of organic foods and using foods as health benefits.

The cost for the day is $10.00 per person and children under 5 are free.  Snacks and lunch are included in the registration cost.  Organic local food will be served. Deadline for registration is October 16, 2015.  Late registration will be an extra $15.00 at the farm.  Send the payment to Small Farm Institute, P.O. Box 214, Millersburg, OH 44654. For general information, email info@organicfarmingconf.com or  look on website www.organicfarmingconf.com. This is a day to meet and share ideas with enthusiastic organic farmers.