Ohio Farm Bureau Hosts Grow and Know Day

Attendees can learn skills to manage their property

For Immediate Release May 27, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The growing popularity of gardening, food preservation and other “back to basics” topics will be the focus of a new day-long seminar sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

The first ever “Grow and Know Day” will be held July 18, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande. The event is billed as a how-to seminar for property owners, animal lovers, gardeners and food enthusiasts.

“It’s going to be a great day of hands-on learning,” said Cara Lawson, promotion specialist for Ohio Farm Bureau and one of the coordinators for the event. “This programming is in direct response to members wanting this sort of information.”

Attendees will be able to select four different breakout sessions with topics including gardening, backyard egg production, horse ownership, food preparation and preservation, fruit and nut tree management, property protection, herb production, fence and barn maintenance, beekeeping and more.

Cost to participate is $25 for Farm Bureau members and $85 for non members, (which includes a membership). In addition to the program, registration includes a Bob Evans cookout lunch on the farm. Registration deadline is July 6, 2009. Event registration can be made by calling 614-246-8276 or visit OurOhio.org for ticket information, program descriptions and more Grow and Know experiences, including cooking and gardening competitions.

The vision of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is to create a partnership between farmers and consumers. In addition to farmers, members include gardeners, food and wine enthusiasts, animal owners, and anyone who enjoys rural Ohio. For more information, or to join, visit www.GrowWithFB.org.


CONTACT: Cara Lawson PHONE: (614) 246-8238 E-MAIL: [email protected]