Growing CSA’s Across the Tri-State Region

Join us for the first annual CSA Tri-State Conference! This two day event is hosted by Michigan State University, Ohio State University, and Purdue University and is sponsored by North Central SARE and Rupp Seed, Inc. This exciting event will cover a wide variety of topics and questions for CSA operators. Hear from industry leaders across the tri-state region as they provide beneficial information to new and existing CSA operations!

Date: October 24th and October 25th, 2021

Time: October 24th; 1:00 – 8:00 PM, 6:30 PM Dinner, October 25th; 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, 11:30 AM Lunch

Location: Sauder Village and Farm, 22611 State Route 2, Archbold, OH 43502

Cost: $75 Per person (Meals included)


For more information, including registration details, please visit Any questions can be directed to Christie Welch at or Anna Adams at




2021 Precision Ag Day

On August 11th, OSU Extension Henry County and Northwest State Community College Agricultural Department will be hosting the 2021 Tri-State Precision Agriculture Conference. Registration and Trade Show exhibits will open at 8:00 am. The conference will be held at Northwest State Community College, 22600 OH-34, Archbold, OH 43502. Registration is $20 if submitted by August 2, 2021 or $30 the day of the event; FFA members get in free. For more information and to register see the link below for  event flyer and registration. Contact Alan Leininger, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, OSU Extension Henry County – (419) 592-0806, for any questions you may have.




Veterans Harvest: A Virtual Conference for Veterans in Agriculture

The National AgrAbility Project is pleased to present Veterans Harvest: A Virtual Conference for Veterans in Agriculture.

All sessions are free. Those already registered for the 2021 AgrAbility National Training Workshop Virtual Sessions are automatically registered for the veterans’ conference. Register by Thursday, July 22. Instructions for accessing the session will be sent to registrants by Monday, July 26.

The current conference agenda includes the following sessions: (Sessions will be held from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET)

•July 27: “Conference Introduction” by Cindy Chastain, National AgrAbility Project, and Jeanette Lombardo, Farmer Veteran Coalition, plus “One Veteran’s Journey from PTSD to Farmer” by Sarah Creech, Blue Yonder Organic Farm and Indiana Farmer Veteran Coalition
August 3: “Celebrating Veteran Total Farmer Health” by Linda Emanuel and Shay Foulk, AgriSafe Network
•August 10: “Programming for Veterans in Agriculture: How Maine Does It” by Anne Devin, veteran outreach specialist with Maine AgrAbility
August 17: “Update on USDA’s support for Veterans” by Bill Ashton, USDA Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison
August 24: “Panel Presentation on State/Regional Programs for Farmer Veterans” moderated by Cindy Chastain, National AgrAbility Project