Attend this hybrid-style informational meeting hosted by the Wooster Farm Bureau office on the evening of April 19. In-person attendees can come to the Wooster office conference room to hear the speakers in person. Those wishing to attend virtually can connect through Zoom and interact with the room “live” that evening.

The program will feature three speakers who will be presenting on different programs and tools available in Ohio to preserve farmland. Presenters will also go over the economic incentives to preserve your farmland.

Agricultural Security Areas – Pete Wearstler with the Wayne County Planning Department

Government programs for Farmland Conservation – Andy McDowell with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Private programs for Farmland Conservation – Tate Emerson with the Killbuck Watershed Land Trust


For those wishing to join virtually, please register.

For those wishing to attend in person, please complete this registration form.
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Sara Tallmadge

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Mandy Way

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Austin Heil

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Jim Bruner

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Matt Aultman

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