The Our Ohio Grow and Know series offers a number of tours, dining events, how-to seminars and learning activities focused on Ohio farms and food.
Grow and Know events vary across the state, but all provide opportunities for the community to engage in conversations about food and agriculture.
Guests can experience the sights, tastes and sounds of Ohio agriculture as the events are held on local orchards, barns, pastures, wineries and more. As a Farm Bureau member benefit, many of the events are free or offered at reduced rates to members.
Check out the list of upcoming events below or view the complete event details on the calendar of events at the bottom of the page. If there’s not an event scheduled near you, consider inviting friends or family members to join you in attending a Grow and Know event while exploring an area of the state you’ve never visited.
We hope you’ll join us at a Grow and Know event soon.
Lorain County Farm Bureau 2nd Annual Brunch with a Farmer
Feb. 14 | RSVP by Feb. 6
Lorain County Community College Spitzer Conference Center, Elyria
Cost: $10, plus a non-perishable food item
Come and meet Lorain County farmers and enjoy local foods prepared by Lorain County Community College Culinary Arts students. Have a chance to talk with local farmers, plus enter to win door prizes. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio along with any non-perishable food donations collected.
Registration: Contact Lorain County Farm Bureau at email@example.com or 440-877-0706.
Huron County Farm Bureau and Chamber of Commerce Home and Business Show
Feb. 28 | No registration required
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Norwalk Middle School, Norwalk
Huron County Farm Bureau and the Huron County Chamber of Commerce invite you to the Home and Business Show. This event showcases more than 70 area businesses. Huron County Farm Bureau will have demonstrations and displays from Trent Nationwide Agency; Gardner’s SuperValu with Ohio Proud products, and cupcake and cake decorating; Huron Soil and Water Conservation District and more.
Winter Wine Weekend
General Denver Hotel, Wilmington
The weekend includes a two-night stay, all meals, a winery tour, wine tasting and cooking demonstration, crafting, exploring downtown Wilmington and the season opening of the Clinton County Farmers Market. The event is an Ohio Farm Bureau grow and know partnership among Clinton County Farmers Market, Buy Local First Clinton County and Clinton County Memorial Hospital.
Cost: $400 per couple for nonFarm Bureau members; $350 per couple for Farm Bureau members (Members receive a $50 discount)
Registration: Contact the General Denver Hotel at 937-383-4141. RSVP by Feb. 27, however if the event is not sold out, the deadline will be extended.
An Enchanted Evening
April 9 | RSVP by April 4
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Adopt-A-Plant Garden Center, Crosby Township
Cost: Ohio Farm Bureau members - $10; Nonmembers - $20
Join Butler County Farm Bureau for an evening of enchantment with fairy gardens and more. Learn about perennial flowers, fairy gardens and soap making. Participants will make a tea cup fairy garden to take home.
Registration: Contact Butler County Farm Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-844-8371.
Hocking County Ag Days
April 11 and 12 | No RSVP required
April 11: 9 a.m to 5 p.m. | April 12: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hocking County Fairgrounds, Logan
Ag Days is a two-day free event with displays for the whole family. Come learn about agriculture both past and present and hear from speakers, plus interact with live animals, enjoy tractor pulls and children’s activities. Don’t miss the live bands and be sure to purchase food and beverage to support local organizations such as 4-H.
For more information, contact Hocking County Farm Bureau at email@example.com or 740-474-6284
Butler County Farm Day
May 2 | No RSVP required
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Double J Farm, Hamilton
Enjoy a fun-filled day at the Butler County Farm Day. Tour the Double J Farm and interact with various farm animals, learn about conservation practices, and participate in demonstrations from Butler County commodity groups. This event is free and is presented by Butler County Farm Bureau, Ohio State University Extension, Butler Soil and Water Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service.
For more information, contact Butler County Farm Bureau at 513-844-8371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm Fiber to Fashion
May 16 | RSVP by May 13
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunny Meade Alpaca Farm, Swanton
Join Lucas County Farm Bureau at Sunny Meade Alpaca Farm, home to 30 alpacas, to watch as alpaca fiber is transformed from animal fiber to a variety of clothing items. This event features the shearing of the animal, spinning and knitting of the fiber. Products will be available to purchase. Guests also have the opportunity to create their own felted soap for $5. Did you know that alpaca manure is great for gardens? It will be available for free to take home from the event.
Registration: Contact Lucas County Farm Bureau at 419-849-2128 or email@example.com.
Farm Bureau Community Breakfasts
Connect with others, meet local farmers and enjoy a good meal at these events. Many feature locally grown products and are collecting donations for local food banks and animal shelters in an effort to give back to the community. Get complete details at each county’s website.
April 11 | 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Feb. 7 | 7 a.m.to 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 21 | 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Cost: 50 cents
March 14 | 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
March 21 | 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $1 or two canned goods for the food pantries
March 21 | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
April 18 | 8 a.m. to 11a.m.
March 28 | 8 a.m. to 10 a.m
Cost: Free. Donations will be accepted.
March 12 | 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
March 28 | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
March 21 | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Feb. 28 | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.