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.
Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas
"Straight From the Heart" A Women's Wellness Event
Oct. 4 | Register by: Hotel – Aug. 15; Event – Sept. 5
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Union Hill Church and Carlisle Inn, Sugarcreek
Cost: Farm Bureau member: $20; nonmember: $25
(includes continental breakfast, lunch and dinner)
"Half-Stitched, The Musical” tickets: $27
Join Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas County Farm Bureaus for Straight From the Heart, an informative day of fun, learning and fellowship in the heart of Amish Country. Experts will share information on a variety of topics that matter most to women.
The morning keynote speaker is Kim Davis. She resides with her husband Todd and their three children on a Angus and Simmental beef cattle farm in Carroll County. She served as the Ohio Farm Bureau District 13 state trustee for nine years and owns the Kim Davis Agency, where she is a Nationwide agent known for her expertise in farm insurance. Davis is a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer in April 2013. Her story is one of determination and courage.
The lunch keynote speaker is Dr. Chinyere Orafu, a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist with a special interest in laser technology and aesthetics. Orafu is well known for her attention to detail as well as her caring attitude toward her patients’ needs.
Learning Sessions include Recognizing the Symptoms, Managing the Stress In Your Life, Healthy Eating with Style, Cooking with Apples and Pumpkins, Decorating for the Holidays, Happy Feet, The Wonderful World of Food, Come "Yoga" with Me, Don’t Even Think About It! Self Defense, Get Your Affairs in Order, Insuring Your Family for Their Future, Understanding Your Financial Statements/Credit Report, Heart Health, Healthy Snacks for Munchy Mouths and Farmtastic Agventures, Google Hangouts
The evening concludes at the Carlisle Inn with "Half-Stitched, The Musical,” the hit musical that asks: What could possibly go wrong when an Amish widow decides to teach a weekend quilting class? Throw in a biker, a Marine, a quarrelsome couple, and a few more crazy characters and see what happens. A limited block of rooms is reserved at the Carlisle Inn for the event. Stay Friday night, Saturday night or both. Rooms are $159 per night (2 queen beds). Call the Carlisle Inn at 855-411-2275 to make reservations.
Registration: For information contact:
Carroll/Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau 888.265.2090, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harrison County Farm Bureau 740.945.0386, email@example.com
Jefferson County Farm Bureau 740.266.6603, firstname.lastname@example.org
42nd Annual Belmont County FREE Drive-It-Yourself Rubberneck Tour
Oct. 5 | 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Self-driving tour at no cost except what you might purchase, including food. Highlighting agriculture with participation by the Cattlemen Association, Dairy Committee, Master Gardeners, Homemakers and more.
For more information, visit Belmont County Tourism or call 740-695-4359.
Stark County Farm Bureau “Drive it Yourself” Farm Tour
Oct. 5 | 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit Clardale Farms, Inc., Flight Path Farms, Halter Farms and Nickajack Farms while learning about agriculture in Stark County.
Eastern Franklin County Farm Tour
Oct. 5 | Register by Oct. 3
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Agriculture is the leading industry in Ohio. Enjoy the sights of the country side.
Visit the farms in any order at your leisure: Conrad Hive and Honey, Dill's Greenhouse Annual Fall Festival, Blystone Farm, Rock Mill and Rock Mill Covered Bridge and Slate Run Living Historical Farm.
Registration: 614-876-1274 or email@example.com
Wayne County Farm Tour
Oct. 11 | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Oct. 12 | Noon to 6 p.m.
A tour of scenic northwestern Wayne County with stops comprised of large family farms and agribusinesses involved in processing and marketing agricultural commodities. Bring your children to learn about the many career opportunities related to agriculture other than actual farming.
For more information, contact Wayne County Farm Bureau at 330-263-7456, or visit or Wayne County Farm Bureau on Facebook. Pick up booklets from the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Wooster Chamber of Commerce, and numerous businesses around Wayne County.