58+ ways to be more profitable, sustainable

Farmers who want new ways to grow, sell, and stay in business can find them at two coming events. The “Opening Doors to Success” Small Farm Conference and Trade Show (35 breakout sessions plus keynotes) runs March 11-12 in Wilmington. The “Living Your Small Farm Dream” Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show (23 sessions, keynotes) takes place March 26 in Massillon. “‘Small’ is relative, almost a mindset,” said Mike Hogan, one of the organizers and an OSU Extension educator in eastern Ohio. “It’s hard to draw a line to say what’s small and what isn’t. The main focus either way is to help farm families identify ways to become more profitable and sustainable — economically, environmentally, and socially.” OSU Extension’s Small Farm Program is one of the co-sponsors of both conferences. More.

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