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Jacoby Partnership Conference – Growing Green 2020: Investing in Conservation and Local Food Conference

March 13 @ 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Tecumseh Land Trust and Agraria will host a conference on sustainable agriculture and land conservation practices, local food systems, and economics on the weekend of March 13-15, Friday-Sunday, in Yellow Springs. Information on funding supports for farmers and landowners to implement conservation practices will be available. We invite landowners, farmers, and local supporters.

The purpose of this conference is for participants to gain an increased sense of practices they could adapt, the diversity of products they could grow, and the supports available to implement conservation practices on their lands. The goal is for conference participants to take actions towards implementing conservation practices and towards growing a stronger local food network.

Friday’s events are free and open to all!

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020

2:30pm – 5:00pm “A Family Farm in Transition”

Pre-conference field trip to Reinholt Finkes Farm in Xenia Township

Location: Finch Creek Farm, 1477 US Route 68 South, Xenia, Ohio

  • Organic Grazing Practices

  • Business Model

  • Future Plans

7:00pm Aaron Wilson – “Climate Change, Agriculture and Adaptation in Ohio”

Location: Antioch College, McGregor Hall, Room 113, 1 Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH

  • How does climate change affect agriculture in Ohio?

  • What is OSU doing to adapt to and mitigate climate change in Ohio?

  • What do farmers need to grow to cope with climate change and to make more money?

7:40pm Panel – “How We are Experiencing and Coping with Climate Change”

Location: Antioch College, McGregor Hall, Room 113, 1 Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH

Panelists: Aaron Wilson, Jim Clem, Doug Christen

Each panelist will have be addressing what kinds of farming they do, their experience with climate change, and the changes they have had to make due to the changes.


Tecumseh Land Trust


Antioch College, McGregor Hall, Room 113
1 Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, OH 45387 United States
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