New and Small Farm Conference - Southern Ohio

Southern Ohio - March 29 & 30, 2019
OSU South Centers, 1864 Shyville Rd., Piketon, OH 45661

Details: The two day conference is designed for small farm owners wanting to learn more about how to make their farms work better for them. Friday includes all-day required training for the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FMSA) and an evening hops workshop. Saturday includes a full-day of concurrent sessions and trade show. Many topics will be offered to help landowners expand their operations. Land owners can attend workshops and seminars taught by Extension professionals and industry leaders on a wide variety of agricultural enterprises. 


Friday & Saturday - $75 includes Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) training and hops workshop on Friday evening, full-day conference and tradeshow on Saturday

Friday only - $10 for Food Safety and Modernization Acti (FSMA) training and $10 for hops workshop on Friday evening

Saturday only - $60 for full-day conference and tradeshow

Contact: Tony Nye,, 937.382.0901 or Charissa Gardner,, 740.289.2071 ext. 132 

Conference brochure: Click here for agenda overview and registration information

Presentation details: Click here for a detailed description of presentations

Lodging: For each hotel’s discounted rate, you will need to ask for the Small Farm Conference group of rooms. Note that each one has a cutoff date for the discounted rate. 

  • Comfort Inn, 7525 US Route 23, Piketon, Ohio 45661, Phone-740.289.3000, RATE: $85.00 plus tax (includes hot breakfast), Cutoff date for discount- March 14, 2019 
  • Ameristay Inn & Suites, 800 W. Emmitt Avenue, Waverly, Ohio 45690, Phone-740.941.4678, RATE: $81.90 plus tax (includes continental breakfast), Cutoff date for discount- March 1, 2019 
  • Christopher Inn & Suites, 30 North Plaza Blvd., Chillicothe, Ohio 45601, Phone- 740.774.6835, RATE: $94.00 plus tax (includes hot breakfast), Cutoff date for discount- February 27, 2019 

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