Learn About Ag Enterprises at Small Farm College

January 15, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension is offering a nine-week short course for new landowners, and those individuals looking for information on launching agricultural and horticultural enterprises.

The Small Farm College will be held one night a week, and will take place at two locations in Ohio:

• Gallia County: University of Rio Grande, McKenzie Hall, Room 105, Rio Grande; Jan. 22-March 11; 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. each day. Contact Richard Stephens at (740) 446-7007 or stephens.163@osu.edu.

• Butler County: United Food Workers Union Hall, 913 Lebanon Street, Monroe; Jan. 28-March 17; 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. each day. A farm tour will be included in the program on March 15. Contact Steve Bartels at (513) 887-3722 or bartels.2@osu.edu.

Small Farm College topics include: getting started (goal setting, resource inventory, business planning); seeking assistance (identifying various agencies, organizations, and groups); managing natural resources (soils, ponds, streams, woodlands and wildlife); tackling legal issues; financing and record keeping; crop and horticultural production options; animal production options; and marketing alternatives.

The cost of the course is $150.00 per person and $50 per each additional family member, and includes Small Farm College class materials.

For more details about the course or to register, contact Tony Nye, OSU Extension Clinton County office, at (937) 382-0901 or nye.1@osu.edu.

Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Tony Nye