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.
Butler County Farm Bureau Tis The Season II
Nov. 19 | Register by Nov. 16
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
John Nieman Nursery, Ross
Cost: Farm Bureau member: $10; nonmember: $20
Learn the history of the John Nieman Nursery and how to grow and care for fresh cut trees. Guests will make and take a holiday door swag with bow. Local florist Julie Ott will demonstrate how to spruce up your home for the holidays, inside and out. The nursery opens at 6 p.m. Come early to shop in the Christmas Barn.
Registration: Contact Butler County Farm Bureau at 513-844-8371 or [email protected].
Erie County Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals Event
Nov. 21 | Register by Nov. 18
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Paper Moon Vineyards, Vermilion
Cost: Farm Bureau members: free; nonmembers: $15
Join young ag professionals at Erie County’s Paper Moon Vineyards for a fun-filled evening with a catered meal, wine tasting, trivia, prizes and fellowship.
Registration: Contact Erie County Farm Bureau at 440-877-0706 or [email protected].
Morgan County Farm Bureau Country Christmas
Nov. 27 | No RSVP needed
Immediately following the Holiday Parade
Riecker Building, McConnelsville
After the Holiday Parade, join Morgan County Farm Bureau for its annual Country Christmas event. There will be refreshments, make-and-take crafts, informational displays, pictures with Santa and much more. Plus, pay for 2016 membership and receive a Landowner Toolkit. The county Farm Bureau also will be collecting canned food items for the local food pantry.
For more information, contact Morgan County Farm Bureau at 800-964-8184 or [email protected].
YAP Winter Conference - Taking Root Leadership Experience
Jan. 29-30, 2016 | Register by Dec. 14
Hyatt Regency, Columbus
Cost: $100 per person (no hotel room); $150 per person (hotel room); $200 for two people (sharing a hotel room)
Join Farm Bureau’s young ag professionals ages 18 to 35 for a time of personal and professional development, meet other young professionals from around Ohio and enjoy fun, food and fellowship.
This two-day event includes 20 sessions on topics ranging from Beginning Organic Farming and Brewing Beer at Home to Understanding Food Safety Regulations to Advancing Your Brand on Facebook. The keynote speaker is Dr. Robert T. Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Monsanto, and there will be entertainment from The Henningsens, an American country music trio. You must be a Farm Bureau member to attend.
Registration: Contact your county Farm Bureau office or register at experienceYAP.com