New and Small Farm Conferences and Trade Shows

OSU Extension
New and Small Farm Conferences

NE Ohio Small Farm Conference registration is now open. See below!

Photo of an old building with chickens running aroundOSU Extension's New and Small Farm Team offers annual Small Farm Conferences each spring.  Conferences offer a a variety of educational sessions to help you improve your small farm operation and a trade show featuring small farm service providers. It is also an excellent time to meet and network with farmers who have similar operations.

2018 Conferences

Northeast Ohio Conference - Living the Small Farm Dream
April 7, 2018
RG Drage Center Technical Center
2800 Richville Drive, Massillon, Ohio

Download event flyer with mail-in registration form


Click here for session descriptions

8:00 - 9:00 am:           Registration and Trade Show
9:00 - 9:15 am:           Opening Comments, Rory Lewandowski
9:30 am:                     Session Tracks Begin
11:45 am - 1:00 pm:   Lunch and Trade Show
1:15 pm - 3:45 pm:     Session Tracks

All sessions will take place at the R.G. Drage center except for the 9:30 2-hour Super Session: Developing an Agritourism Operation. This session begins at 9:30 at Nickajack Farms, 2955 Manchester Ave. NW, North Lawrence, OH 44666. Participants will travel back to the RG Drage Center for lunch.


A combined discount fee is offered to those attending this conference and the Ohio Women in Ag conference on Friday, April 6 at the same location. Details can be found at

Registration                                                  Attendee          Student

Small Farm Conference                                   $  60.00            $30.00

Small Farm & Women in Ag Conferences         $100.00            $50.00

Fees non-refundable ♦ Substitutions welcome ♦ Confirmation will not be sent

For more information, email Julie Moose or call 614-292-2433


Southern Ohio Conference
*Not being held in 2018*

Check back soon for additional details.

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