Ohio Grazing Conference

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Ohio Grazing Conference

January 27 @ 8:00 am - January 28 @ 5:00 pm

Small Farm Institute (SFI) is a nonprofit organization committed to the development, promotion and support of Ohio’s small family farm agricultural and forestry ventures within the Appalachian region of southern Ohio. SFI works to nurture new farm endeavors as well as help existing farmers explore different production, marketing and restructuring options.

The following is the seminar schedule:

8:00    Registration, Coffee, Donuts

8:30    Welcome

8:35    Saddlers Run Farm Tour        Big Valley, PAAlvin Peachy

9:30   Elevating Soil Fertility         for stability through constantly changing environment Peter Gaul

10:15 Break/Vendor Show

10:45 Breakout Sessions

  1. Managing Your Debt-Lavern Schlabach
  2. Persistance, Production, and Profits from our pastures and hay stands Alvin Peachy

11:45 Lunch/Vendor Show

12:45 Heifers across the seashipping 1800 heifers to Morocco, Africa- Joe Miller                              

1:45 Breakout Sessions

  1. A Ray of Hope for Milk Prices Mike Eby
  2. Pastured Eggs Jamie Hostetler

2:30 Vendor Show

2: 45 Beyond the Finances-David Miller Jr

4:00    Adjourn


Woman’s Session

10:45 When farm wives get stuck with the chores Miriam Yoder, Clara Nisley, Ellen Oberholtzer, Ann Schlabach



8:00    Registration, Coffee, Donuts

8:30    Welcome

8:35 Camels Cows and Horses Reflecting on a 40 year farming career Aaron Yoder

9:30 Regenerating soil health on our Farm Integrating Cover Crops and Adaptive Grazing Jamie Hostetler

10:30 Break/Vendor Show

11:00 Breakout Sessions

  1. Farmer Show and Tell profitable time saving tips Doyle Stoller moderator (room 1)
  2. The Art of Finishing Beef on Grass Jamie Hostetler (room 2)

12:00 Lunch/Vendor Show

1:00 Organized chaos Daniel Wengerd


2:30 Building an Optimistic Atmosphere on the Farm Lavern Schlabach

3:30 wrap up comments

3:35    Adjourn

Shepherds Sessions

This year we will have 5 sheep focused topics going on at the same time as our regular cow focused topics

8:35 General Health Considerations for Sheep Braden Campbell

9:35 Break

10:00 Shepherds Panel Jay Fry, Earnest Miller, Mark Burkholder, and Lloyd Hershberger as moderator

11:15 Lunch

12:30 Profits Per Acre Dean Miller

1:30 Don’t Get Stuck in a Rut Diversify your lamb Markets -Rebecca Miller

2:30 Management Continuem –Braden Campbell

Woman’s Session

9:30 Successful Book Keeping Its all about the money Ivan J and Ester Yoder, Owen and Leanna Yoder, Roy L. S. and Wilma Yoder, Marion and Marea Miller


January 27 @ 8:00 am
January 28 @ 5:00 pm
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Mt. Hope Event Center
8076 SR 241
Millersburg, OH 44654 United States
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