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Conservation on Farms - Tackling Issues, Seizing Opportunities

Aug 15, 2017, 7:30am - 12:15pm

Bus from OSU to Der Dutchman, Plain City, for breakfast, program, then visit to Fred Yoder Farms; option for travel via personal vehicle, limited to ten

 Productive soils, abu ndant rainfall, proximity to population centers, and innovative, hard-working farm families and businesses have allowed agriculture to prosper in Ohio, forming many rural-urban community connections in the process. The vast scale of agriculture on Ohio’s landscapes also brings issues of nutrient runoff and water quality, biodiversity and pollinator impacts, now in the face of a changing climate. But each of these issues brings opportunities for agricultural producers, often in partnership with those in urban areas, to provide a range of ecosystem services that enhance our environment and sustainability, and also help keep agriculture in all forms and scales economically prosperous. Attend this EPN field trip program and learn more about these issues and opportunities.



 4R Nutrient Stewardship and Other Outreach by SWCDs and Partners

 My Philosophy, My Farm – From Community to Country

Presenter Bios

Agenda and Program

7:30     depart OSU 4-H Center by 56-passenger charter bus; discussion en route (coffee will be available at 7:15am)

(Up to 10 vehicles with up to 20 people may go straight to Der Dutchman then to the farm)

8:15     arrive Der Dutchman restaurant, Plain City; warm buffet breakfast

8:50     Conservation on Farms – Tackling Issues, Seizing Opportunities

            Mindy Bankey, 4R Nutrient Stewardship and other outreach by SWCDs and Partners

            Fred Yoder, My Philosophy, My Farm – From Community to Country


9:50     Head toward bus/cars

10:00    Depart Der Dutchman

10:10    Arrive at Fred Yoder Farms (7050 Butler Ave., 43064)

11:25    Depart Yoder farm

12:10    Arrive at OSU


Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Map and Directions


 Parking is free but you must have a pass which you can download here and place on your dashboard, whether parking across the street or behind the 4-H Center.

Registration Options

Charter Bus, breakfast program, farm visit- $22

Breakfast program, farm visit- $12 (limit of ten vehicles)

For further information about these 2nd Tuesdays Breakfasts or the EPN, please contact David Hanselmann at or 614-247-1908.

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EPN Breakfast Series

The Environmental Professionals Network hosts a monthly breakfast series with compelling speakers on important innovative topics at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State’s campus - open to all!