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Grow and Know: Your Unique Invite to Explore Ohio

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.

April

An Enchanted Evening
April 9 | RSVP by April 4
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Adopt-A-Plant Garden Center, Crosby Township
Cost: Ohio Farm Bureau members – $10; Nonmembers – $20

Join Butler County Farm Bureau for an evening of enchantment with fairy gardens and more. Learn about perennial flowers, fairy gardens and soap making. Participants will make a tea cup fairy garden to take home.

Registration: Contact Butler County Farm Bureau at [email protected] or 513-844-8371.

Hocking County Ag Days
April 11 and 12 | No RSVP required
April 11: 9 a.m to 5 p.m. | April 12: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hocking County Fairgrounds, Logan
Cost: Free

Ag Days is a two-day free event with displays for the whole family. Come learn about agriculture both past and present and hear from speakers, plus interact with live animals, enjoy tractor pulls and children’s activities. Don’t miss the live bands and be sure to purchase food and beverage to support local organizations such as 4-H.

For more information, contact Hocking County Farm Bureau at [email protected] or 740-474-6284

May

Butler County Farm Day
May 2 | No RSVP required
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Double J Farm, Hamilton
Cost: Free

Enjoy a fun-filled day at the Butler County Farm Day. Tour the Double J Farm and interact with various farm animals, learn about conservation practices, and participate in demonstrations from Butler County commodity groups. This event is free and is presented by Butler County Farm Bureau, Ohio State University Extension, Butler Soil and Water Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

For more information, contact Butler County Farm Bureau at 513-844-8371 or [email protected].

Farm Fiber to Fashion
May 16 | RSVP by May 13
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunny Meade Alpaca Farm, Swanton
Cost: Free

Join Lucas County Farm Bureau at Sunny Meade Alpaca Farm, home to 30 alpacas, to watch as alpaca fiber is transformed from animal fiber to a variety of clothing items. This event features the shearing of the animal, spinning and knitting of the fiber. Products will be available to purchase. Guests also have the opportunity to create their own felted soap for $5. Did you know that alpaca manure is great for gardens? It will be available for free to take home from the event. 

Registration: Contact Lucas County Farm Bureau at 419-849-2128 or [email protected].

Farm Bureau Community Breakfasts
Connect with others, meet local farmers and enjoy a good meal at these events. Many feature locally grown products and are collecting donations for local food banks and animal shelters in an effort to give back to the community. Get complete details at each county’s website.

Columbiana County
April 11 | 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Cost: $2

Licking County
March 14 | 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $1 and a nonperishable food item or monetary donation for the food pantries

Morrow County
March 21 | 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $1 or two canned goods for the food pantries

Muskingum County
March 21 | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Cost: $1

Portage County
April 18 | 8 a.m. to 11a.m.
Cost: $3

Putnam County
March 28 | 8 a.m. to 10 a.m
Cost: Free. Donations will be accepted.

Ross County
March 12 | 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Cost: $1

Stark County
March 28 | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Cost: $2

Summit County
March 21 | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Cost: $1